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Windchill



File Name: Jim Steel of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Grade: Army E-6 (1989-1994)
SN: 312-60-0386
Notes: Cedar Rapids is in the east part of the state, about 120 miles east of Des Moines. The 1994 filecard identifies Windchill as Jim McDonald of Loch Lomond in central Scotland.



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Animated Appearances

Windchill was animated only for commercials.

Headcanon

Born February 16, 1955. Windchill joined the Joe Team in September 1986, and his appearance is represented by Version 1. He was with the team until it was disbanded in December 1989 but was not recalled when the Joes were reactivated in 1991.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1989 (Arctic Blast) 2. 1994 (Blockbuster)  
Version 1: 1989 boxed Arctic Blast vehicle
Fig. #0228: Arctic Blast DriverMOS 1: Arctic Blast Driver
MOS 2: Cold Weather Survival Instructor
  • head: Windchill (89, 94)
  • arms: Windchill (89, 94), Steel Brigade Commander (05)
  • torso: Windchill (89, 94), Maj. Storm (90, 03), Steel Brigade Commander (05)
  • waist: Windchill (89, 94), Steel Brigade Commander (05)
  • legs: Windchill (89, 94), Steel Brigade Commander (05)
Accessories: black assault rifle (new, with long scope); two black skis (new, with mounted blasters)
WINDCHILL was an avid skimobiler and hunter until he discovered the Biathlon [an Olympic event that combines cross-country skiing and target shooting]. It seemed like the ultimate sport for him, and he might have qualified for a spot on the American team if he had not talked with BLIZZARD at the National Elimination Tournament. Somehow, the idea of getting paid to drive fast, heavily armed snow vehicles was more appealing than winning medals!
"Driving any sort of high-speed vehicle on snow and ice takes a lot more than maintaining the controls. The driver must be able to quickly spot immovable objects buried underneath loose powder, thin ice, or the way the wind can fill a crevasse with soft snow. Windchill can 'read' Nature's elements like a book, and that gives him the edge he needs to win in a winter battle!"
Toy Notes: Item #6254.
Version 2: 1994 Battle Corps boxed Blockbuster vehicle
Fig. #0488: Blockbuster DriverMOS 1: Blockbuster Driver
MOS 2: Cold Weather Survival Instructor
  • head: Windchill (89, 94)
  • arms: Windchill (89, 94), Steel Brigade Commander (05)
  • torso: Windchill (89, 94), Maj. Storm (90, 03), Steel Brigade Commander (05)
  • waist: Windchill (89, 94), Steel Brigade Commander (05)
  • legs: Windchill (89, 94), Steel Brigade Commander (05)
Accessories: black assault rifle (89 Windchill's)
WINDCHILL was an avid skimobiler and hunter, and he might have qualified for a spot on the American tem if he hadn't decided that fighting for right against Cobra was mor important than winning Olympic medals. He enlisted with the Joes and used his uncanny ability to "read" nature's elements to win countless Arctic victories. There's a lot more to driving on snow and ice than just maintaining the controls. Drivers must be able to quickly spot dangerous obstacles buried beneath loose powder, and they must know when ice becomes to thin to support a heavily-armed vehicle such as the massive BLOCKBUSTER.
"To be as cool as I am in a firefight, you have to have ice water in your veins."
Toy Notes: Item #6147.