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Wild Bill



File Name: William S. Hardy of Brady, Texas.
Grade: Army CS-4 (1983-2009)
various SNs: RA056403211; 656-2456-PL19; 056-40-BW11; D56-40-BW11
Notes: Brady is the city closest to the center of the state, about 125 miles northwest of Austin.



chronological: H.I.S.S. Driver<< Wild Bill >>Ace
alphabetical: Wide Scope<< Wild Bill >>Wild Boar

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Frank Welker461,424 seconds1911,671
Reel FX VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Don S. Davis2210 seconds36377

Notes: Sunbow's Wild Bill wore a completely different outfit from the original figure: light tan hat and black sunglasses, a blue shirt with orange closed vest and no gloves, and blue pants with a brown belt, grey boots, and no leg holsters. In his early commercial animation he was designed and colored like the figure. The Reel FX Wild Bill was based on the 2002 Version, with lighter pants and silver kneepads.

 

A Real American Hero, Part 16 seconds(silent)at airfield during Bludd's assault, at HQ for broadcast, flying Dragonfly from farm
A Real American Hero, Part 438 seconds1 linein Dragonfly and J.U.M.P. at Ring of Fire
A Real American Hero, Part 548 seconds3 linesreturning to HQ, at HQ for M.A.S.S. use and Duke's procedure, in Skystriker, cheering
The Revenge of Cobra Opening1 second(silent)flying Dragonfly, shooting down Rattler (0:25)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 11 second(silent)flying Dragonfly in convoy (1:22)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 316 seconds5 linesflying Dragonfly at Island of No Return
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 45 seconds3 linesusing Dragonfly to evacuate Spirit
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 52 seconds1 linepresent for last Dominator use (19:11-12)
Cobra's Creatures34 seconds6 linesin Dragonfly attacked by locusts; at HQ; in Dragonfly attacking Lucifer's castle
Cobra Soundwaves89 seconds10 linestaking Dragonfly to search for Joes, defend oil fields, in boat rescuing Sheik Ali; fixing a meal
Jungle Trap17 seconds8 linesflying Dragonfly against F.A.N.G.s, in Killer W.H.A.L.E. to meet rescue team
Haul Down the Heavens21 seconds1 linecaptured by Firefly while refueling Skystrikers
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 16 seconds(silent)at Joe HQ during satellite attack
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 315 seconds1 lineleading greenshirts at Devil's Playground
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 559 seconds3 linesat Joe HQ, attacking Cobra base
Battle for the Train of Gold24 seconds9 linesflying Dragonfly at Bureau of Engraving and Fort Knox, and to follow Cobra's train
Cobra's Candidate19 seconds2 linesin Dragonfly to help rescue captured Joes
Money to Burn2 seconds(silent)seen at end of battle against Cobra base (20:41-42)
The Phantom Brigade153 seconds16 linesin Dragonfly pursuing ghost plane; attacking Maj. Bludd; present at burial
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 138 seconds6 linesin Dragonfly during war games
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 242 seconds5 linesat briefing, stealing fuel trucks
Spell of the Siren15 seconds4 linesin Dragonfly at pipeline and searching for mountain hideout; at HQ with Xamot
Twenty Questions8 seconds(silent)at maneuvers; on obstacle course
The Greenhouse Effect127 seconds14 lineschasing CG, flying Dragonfly to fight vegetables at fair and in Chicago
The Viper Is Coming17 seconds7 linesin Dragonfly at Enterprise Tower
The Funhouse26 seconds2 linesin Dragonfly assaulting South American base and desert temple
Where the Reptiles Roam208 seconds32 linesleading Dragonflys at info center, investigating ranch disguised as Bill Austin
The Germ2 seconds(silent)in A.W.E. Striker as part of Flint's convoy (18:15, 19:44)
Captives of Cobra, Part 19 seconds1 linewaiting to transport Gung-Ho, flying Dragonfly to crystal site
Captives of Cobra, Part 230 seconds9 linesflying Dragonfly to protect convoy and against Rattlers in final battle
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent8 seconds4 linesflying Dragonfly against sea serpent
The Traitor, Part 122 seconds(silent)at briefing, at Dusty's trial, present when Dusty is rescued
Excalibur11 seconds2 linessetting up radar system; leading Dragonflys against Cobra
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town123 seconds10 linesat HQ on Christmas, captured, flying a F.A.N.G.
Hearts and Cannons17 seconds6 linesflying cargo plane struck by lightning; flying Dragonfly as part of rescue team
The Wrong Stuff96 seconds9 linescrossword puzzle; space training; flying Skystriker against space station
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 19 seconds1 linehitting foul ball; on airfield during B.A.T. attack
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 27 seconds(silent)at command center; with Dusty's team in Egypt
Last Hour to Doomsday9 seconds4 linesflying cargo plane to capture Cobra Moray
Computer Complications5 seconds(silent)at diner during Dreadnok attack
The Rotten Egg6 seconds2 linesflying Tomahawk in attack on weapons lab
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World1 second(silent)helping Hawk cut off Motor-Vipers to retake Joe HQ (19:10)
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs13 seconds3 linesin Silver Mirage; warning not to take rides from strangers
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening5 seconds(silent)in final pose
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 12 seconds(silent)at B.E.T. test (11:55-56)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 312 seconds1 lineon panel at Falcon's hearing; in Tomahawk transporting Falcon to Slaughterhouse
Spy Troops: The Movie160 seconds29 linesflying Night Attack Chopper, at 3 briefings, driving Patriot Grizzly
Valor vs. Venom50 seconds7 linesflying Thunderwing, flying Night Attack Chopper, at Joe HQ, delivering Electric E.E.L.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1983 (Dragonfly)
2. 1992
3. 1993 (Battle Corps)
4. 2000 (Locust)
5. 2002 (JvC Wave 4)
6. 2003/I (Missile Storm/Night Grizzly)
7. 2003/II (Tiger Force)
8. 2004/I (Tiger Storm)
9. 2004/II (VvV Wave 3)
10. 2005 (VvV Wave 6)
11. 2008/I (25th Wave 7)
12. 2008/II (Senior Ranking Officers)
13. 2008/III (Comic #12)
14. 2009 (Tiger Rat)
Version 1: spring 1983 boxed Assault Copter Dragonfly (XH-1) vehicle
Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Helicopter Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Pilot [155A]; Aircraft Armorer [151A]
  • head: Wild Bill (83)
  • arms: Steeler (82), Wild Bill (83)
  • torso: Wild Bill (83)
  • waist: Wild Bill (83)
  • legs: Wild Bill (83)
Accessories: none
Hardy served as combat infantryman and participated in LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol) operations during South East Asian debacle. Reenlisted for Flight Warrant Officer School and has since remained in service. Specialized Training: CLASSIFIED. Qualified Expert: M1191A auto pistol (prefers single action .45 long Colt revolvers), XM-16 attack rifle.
Amiable and slow talking. Fancies himself a country-western singer. Totally honest in personal dealings, but not beyond spinning a tall tale for the amusement of comrades.
Toy Notes: Item #6025. Was to be recolored as part of 1988's Tiger Force but was dropped for unknown reasons. Recondo was assigned to the Tiger Fly in his place.
Version 2: summer 1992 Wave 2 carded figure assortment
Air Cavalry ScoutMOS 1: Air Cavalry Scout [would be 19D?]
MOS 2: Sonic Apache Pilot [152F]
  • head: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • arms: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • torso: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • waist: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • legs: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
Accessories: red-brown "Colt .46 side arm" with wood-grain texture (new), blue "CRT-92A" spring launcher with box-like back end and red-brown trigger (new), red-brown spring missile with ring around conical tip, red-brown knife with fuller on blade and wood-grain texture (new), blue soft-plastic Stetson hat (new), red-brown backpack with engraved grenades and canteen, with clips on side for knife (new), black figure stand (common).
The original G.I. Joe helicopter pilot, WILD BILL is also an expert tracker and can function on the ground as well as any expert infantry scout. He adapts the hunting skills he learned as a boy whenever he's tracking the enemy in "his own backyard." As he says: "Sneaking up on a Cobra is a sight easier than sneaking up on most critters. Cobras don't smell as good." Wild Bill doesn't believe in being undergunned. His weapon is the new XM-207 hyper-velocity missile launcher, which can punch a hole through six inches of laminated armor.
Motto: "Of course they only sent one pilot...me, because you only get one firefight!"
Toy Notes: Item #6742. In the 1992 insert catalog, concept art appears instead of the actual figure.
Reissues: Reissued in winter 1993 on a Battle Corps card along with the new Wave 1 figures.
Version 3: summer 1993 Battle Corps Wave 3 carded figure assortment, #25
Aero-ScoutMOS 1: Aero-Scout [would be 19D?]
MOS 2: Helicopter Pilot [153A]
  • head: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • arms: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • torso: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • waist: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • legs: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
Accessories: red-brown pistol (92 Wild Bill's), blue spring launcher with red-brown trigger (92 Wild Bill's), red-brown missile (92 Wild Bill's), red-brown knife (92 Wild Bill's), blue hat (92 Wild Bill's), red-brown backpack (92 Wild Bill's), black figure stand (common).
The original G.I. Joe helicopter pilot, WILD BILL is also an expert tracker and can function on the ground as well as any expert infantry scout. He adapts the hunting skills he learned as a boy whenever he's tracking the enemy in "his own backyard." As he says: "Sneaking up on a Cobra is a sight easier than sneaking up on most critters. Cobras don't smell as good." Wild Bill doesn't believe in being undergunned. His weapon is the new XM-207 hyper-velocity missile launcher, which can punch a hole through six inches of laminated armor.
Motto: "Of course they only sent one pilot...me, because you only get one firefight!"
Toy Notes: Item #6794.
Version 4: summer 2000 boxed Assault Copter Locust (XH-1) vehicle
Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Helicopter Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Pilot [155A]; Aircraft Armorer [151A]
  • head: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • arms: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • torso: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • waist: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • legs: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
Accessories: dark blue hat (92 Wild Bill's).
Hardy served as combat infantryman and participated in LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol) operations during South East Asian debacle. Reenlisted for Flight Warrant Officer School and has since remained in service. Specialized Training: CLASSIFIED. Qualified Expert: M1191A auto pistol (prefers single action .45 long Colt revolvers), XM-16 attack rifle.
Amiable and slow talking. Fancies himself a country-western singer. Totally honest in personal dealings, but not beyond spinning a tall tale for the amusement of comrades.
Toy Notes: Item #57718.
Version 5: November 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 4 figure two-pack assortment
Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • arms: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • torso: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • waist: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • legs: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
Two-Pack Accessories: two graphite mini-revolvers with straight grip (new), brown-grey rifle (86 Leatherneck's, with Sound Attack tab), red-brown Stetson hat with thick black headband (new).
Gum Bitz Accessories: brown-grey rifle (86 Leatherneck's, with Sound Attack tab)
Mission Disc Accessories: two graphite revolvers (02 Wild Bill's), black rifle (86 Leatherneck's), black knife (91 Low-Light's), red-brown hat (02 Wild Bill's).
Soft talking, slow walking, easy-going, and hard-riding, WILD BILL might have been a cavalry trooper, a real horse-soldier in another age. These days, the horse of a cavalry trooper eats jet fuel instead of oats and comes with rotor blades instead of a saddle blanket. A lot of chopper pilots won't think twice about taking you into a hot landing zone. They come in low over the treetops, flare, drop down low enough so you can jump without breaking a leg, and then they are out of there. When you need out of that LZ, when the enemy triple-A is working overtime, and when you think no pilot in his right mind is coming in for you - WILD BILL will. NEO-VIPERS get on his nerves. He thinks that anybody who goes to all that trouble to be the best at what they do should at least have the sense to know right from wrong.
"It's my job to get the boys in to do their job, and if that means hanging tough in a hairy situation, that's okay. That's what I get paid for. Heck, if it was easy, they could get anybody to do it."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Neo-Viper. Item #57490.
Reissues: Carded in February 2004 in the Gum Bitz figure single-pack assortment (Item #50402), and in April 2004 with Mission Disc #3 (Item #55336). The Gum Bitz and Mission Disc filecards lack the sentence about Neo-Vipers and add "I'm the bus driver" to the beginning of the quote.
Version 6: April 2003 carded Missile Storm vehicle (03/I)
Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • arms: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • torso: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • waist: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • legs: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
Missile Storm Accessories: dark green helmet with black forehead (02 Duke's).
Night Force Grizzly Accessories: dark green hat (02 Wild Bill's).
Soft talking, slow walking, easy-going and hard-riding, WILD BILL might have been a cavalry trooper, a real horse-soldier in another age. These days, the horse of a cavalry trooper eats jet fuel instead of oats and comes with rotor blades instead of a saddle blanket. A lot of chopper pilots won't think twice about taking you into a hot landing zone. They come in low over the treetops, flare, drop down low enough so you can jump without breaking a leg, and then they are out of there. When you need to get out of that LZ, when the enemy triple-A is working overtime, and when you think no pilot in his right mind is coming in for you - WILD BILL will. NEO-VIPERS get on his nerves. He thinks that anybody who goes to all that trouble to be the best at what they do should at least have the sense to know right from wrong.
"It's my job to get the boys in to do their job, and if that means hanging tough in a hairy situation, that's okay. That's what I get paid for. Heck, if it was easy, they could get anybody to do it."
Toy Notes: Item #57555.
Reissues: The vehicle and figure were released boxed in October 2004, in Valor vs. Venom packaging and with the Sound Attack features removed. Also boxed in October 2004 with the Night Force Grizzly vehicle.
Version 7: late August 2003 Spy Troops Wave 7.75 figure two-pack recolor assortment (Tiger Force, 03/II)
Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • arms: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • torso: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • waist: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • legs: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
Accessories: two graphite revolvers (02 Wild Bill's), brown-grey rifle (86 Leatherneck's, with Sound Attack tab), brown hat with black headband (02 Wild Bill's).
Soft talking, slow walking, easy-going and hard-riding, WILD BILL might have been a cavalry trooper, a real horse-soldier in another age. These days, the horse of a cavalry trooper eats jet fuel instead of oats and comes with rotor blades instead of a saddle blanket. A lot of chopper pilots won't think twice about taking you into a hot landing zone. They come in low over the treetops, flare, drop down low enough so you can jump without breaking a leg, and then they are out of there. When you need to get out of that LZ, when the enemy triple-A is working overtime, and when you think no pilot in his right mind is coming in for you - WILD BILL will. NEO-VIPERS get on his nerves. He thinks that anybody who goes to all that trouble to be the best at what they do should at least have the sense to know right from wrong.
"It's my job to get the boys in to do their job, and if that means hanging tough in a hairy situation, that's okay. That's what I get paid for. Heck, if it was easy, they could get anybody to do it."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Roadblock. Item #56915.
Version 8: January 2004 carded Tiger Storm Copter vehicle (04/I)
Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • arms: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • torso: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • waist: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • legs: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
Accessories: brown helmet with black forehead (02 Duke's).
Soft talking, slow walking, easy-going, and hard-riding, WILD BILL might have been a cavalry trooper, a real horse-soldier in another age. These days, the mount of a cavalry trooper eats jet fuel instead of oats and comes with rotor blades instead of a saddle blanket. With WILD BILL at the controls that helicopter can gallop like the wind, take a turn like a thoroughbred at the track, and stop on a dime. A lot of chopper pilots won't think twice about taking you into a hot landing zone. They come in low over the treetops, flare, drop down low enough so you can jump without breaking a leg, and then they are out of there. When you need to get out of that landing zone, when the enemy is working overtime and the tracers are thick in the air like angry bees, no pilot in his right mind is coming in for you - but WILD BILL will. His easiest job so far? Tracking down COBRA SWAMP RAT troops. "You can smell those slimy sewer-skulking critters even when they're a mile underground," he says.
"I'm the bus driver. It's my job to get the boys in to do their job, and if that means hanging tough in a hairy situation, that's okay. That's what I get paid for. Heck, if it was easy, they could get anybody to do it."
Toy Notes: Carded in a "Value Zone" vehicle pack with Sand Viper, Recondo, a recolor of the Missile Storm, and a mini-comic. Item #54117.
Version 9: May 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 3 figure two-pack assortment (04/II)
Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (04/II, 05)
  • arms: Wild Bill (04/II, 05)
  • torso: Wild Bill (04/II, 05), G.I. Joe (06)
  • waist: Wild Bill (04/II, 05), G.I. Joe (06)
  • legs: Wild Bill (04/II, 05), G.I. Joe (06)
Accessories: two silver old-style Colt Peacemaker revolvers (new), bronze machine gun (91 Big Ben's), black Stetson hat (new), black communications gauntlet (04 Duke's).
Slow-talking and easy-going, WILD BILL doesn't let anything shake him up. In situations where other people might lose it completely, WILD BILL just keeps on doing his job. This doesn't sound like much, but it means a lot to the G.I. JOE team if they are pinned down on a hot landing zone waiting to be picked up. Piloting a helicopter in combat requires a unique combination of skill, stamina, physical coordination, and spatial perception. Helicopter pilots are trained, not born. WILD BILL feels a measure of pride in his hard-won skills, and to him, COBRA COIL CRUSHER is no better than an athlete pumped up with steroids. He knows that anything that isn't earned has no value.
"Any old fool can fly into a hot landing zone. Getting out is the hard part."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Coil Crusher. Item #55960.
Version 10: January 2005 Valor vs. Venom Wave 6 figure two-pack assortment
Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (04/II, 05)
  • arms: Wild Bill (04/II, 05)
  • torso: Wild Bill (04/II, 05), G.I. Joe (06)
  • waist: Wild Bill (04/II, 05), G.I. Joe (06)
  • legs: Wild Bill (04/II, 05), G.I. Joe (06)
Accessories: two grey revolvers (04 Wild Bill's), grey machine gun (91 Big Ben's), black hat (04 Wild Bill's), black communications gauntlet (04 Duke's).
Slow-talking and easy-going, WILD BILL doesn't let anything shake him up. In situations where other people might lose it completely, WILD BILL just keeps on doing his job. This doesn't sound like much, but it means a lot to the G.I. JOE team if they are pinned down on a hot landing zone waiting to be picked up. Piloting a helicopter in combat requires a unique combination of skill, stamina, physical coordination, and spatial perception. Helicopter pilots are trained, not born. WILD BILL feels a measure of pride in his hard-won skills, and to him, COBRA COIL CRUSHER is no better than an athlete pumped up with steroids. He knows that anything that isn't earned has no value.
"Any old fool can fly into a hot landing zone. Getting out is the hard part."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Coil Crusher. Item #00283.
Version 11: late April 2008 25th Anniversary Wave 7 carded figure assortment (08/I)
Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Helicopter Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Pilot [155A]; Aircraft Armorer [151A]
  • head: Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • upper arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08)
  • lower arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • body: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • upper legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • lower legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Specialist Trakker (08)
Accessories: two black revolvers with white grip (04 Wild Bill's), blue Stetson hat with gold headband tied in front (new), brown open vest with dark brown holster and knife (new), black Joe figure stand.
WILD BILL served as combat infantryman and participated in LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol) operations during Southeast Asian missions. Reenlisted for Flight Warrant Officer School and has since remained in service. Specialized Training: CLASSIFIED. Qualified Expert: M1191A auto pistol (prefers single action .45 long Colt revolvers), XM-16 attack rifle.
Amiable and slow talking. Fancies himself a country-western singer. Totally honest in personal dealings, but not beyond spinning a tall tale for the amusement of comrades.
Toy Notes: Item #29255.
Version 12: October 2008 Senior Ranking Officers Wave 2 figure three-pack assortment (08/II)
Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Helicopter Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Pilot [155A]; Aircraft Armorer [151A]
  • head: Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • upper arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08)
  • lower arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • body: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • upper legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • lower legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Specialist Trakker (08)
Accessories: two black revolvers with brown grip (04 Wild Bill's), dark brown hat with brown headband (08 Wild Bill's), dark grey helmet with black goggles and mic (08 Capt. Ace's), black vest with brown holster and knife handle (08 Wild Bill's), black Joe figure stand.
WILD BILL served as combat infantryman and participated in LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol) operations during Southeast Asian missions. Reenlisted for Flight Warrant Officer School and has since remained in service. Specialized Training: CLASSIFIED. Qualified Expert: M1191A auto pistol (prefers single action .45 long Colt revolvers), XM-16 attack rifle.
Amiable and slow talking. Fancies himself a country-western singer. Totally honest in personal dealings, but not beyond spinning a tall tale for the amusement of comrades.
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive three-pack with Capt. Ace and Skyduster. Item #36144, set 1 of 3.
Version 13: November 2008 Wave 6 comic two-pack carded assortment (08/III)
Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • upper arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08)
  • lower arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • body: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • upper legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • lower legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Specialist Trakker (08)
Accessories: two white revolvers with black grip (04 Wild Bill's), tan hat with white headband (08 Wild Bill's), blue helmet with black goggles and mic (08 Capt. Ace's), orange vest with grey holster and black knife handle (08 Wild Bill's), black Joe figure stand.
Slow talking and easygoing, WILD BILL doesn't let anything shake him up. In situations where other people might lose it completely, WILD BILL just keeps on doing his job. This doesn't sound like much, but it means a lot to the G.I. JOE team if they are pinned down on a hot landing zone waiting to be picked up. Piloting a helicopter in combat requires a unique combination of skill, stamina, physical coordination, and spatial perception. Helicopter pilots are trained, not born. He can pull maneuvers in the air that defy gravity (and sanity), and he has a pretty mean right hook - just ask SCRAP-IRON.
"Any old fool can fly into a hot landing zone. Getting out is the hard part."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Scrap-Iron and an original comic (#12). Item #31531.
Version 14: March 2009 boxed Tiger Rat vehicle (Tiger Force)
Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • upper arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08)
  • lower arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • body: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • upper legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • lower legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Specialist Trakker (08)
Accessories: two light brown revolvers (04 Wild Bill's), light brown hat (08 Wild Bill's), yellow helmet with black goggles and mic (08 Capt. Ace's), dark green vest with yellow holster (08 Wild Bill's).
Slow talking and easygoing, WILD BILL doesn't let anything shake him up. This might not sound like much, but it means a lot to the G.I. JOE team if they are pinned down and need serious backup. Piloting a VTOL aircraft in combat requires a unique combination of skill, stamina, physical coordination and spatial perception. WILD BILL can pull maneuvers in the air that defy gravity (and sanity). Always willing to lay himself on the line for his team, WILD BILL's been in more crashes than anyone can count, but he always manages to get back on his feet - and right behind the yoke again.
"You've got an aircraft that can dogfight, bust a bunker, and drop down into a war zone and lay down sustained machine gun fire to cover our guys? Not many pilots could fly a machine like that. Good thing you've got me."
"Any old fool can fly into a hot landing zone. Getting out is the hard part."
Toy Notes: Boxed with an update of the Tiger Rat. Item #40142. Note that this Wild Bill did not come with a personalized figure stand.