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Ranking the Most Rare G.I. Joes

We want your opinion on which of these Joes are the hardest to find in the world today.  You have been looking, but which ones have been elusive in your search?  Some of these figures are buried so deep that even Stalker couldn't hunt them down.  The list below consist of over 100 possible packaged figures scarce enough to be ranked.  However, a loose Tiger Force Shipwreck from Brazil may be harder to find than an American carded Snake Eyes. When you respond, please let know which country you live in.  As it may be easy for someone in Brazil to get a Cobra De Aco, it may be more difficult for someone in the U.S.A. to find one.  The ranking is open to any figure that was officially produced.  No prototypes please.  

The initial reports are posted, but please send in your lists, as we will update our reports to reflect your opinion.  We have posted three reports.  The first report consists of all figures produced world wide.  The second report consist of ranking only U.S. released figures.  The third report is of figures released only in the International markets (non-U.S.A.).   More reports may be added as the need arises. With the use of 3 reports, this helps explain the data more accurately.  The reports may not be a perfect representation of all the G.I. Joes' availability throughout the World.  But, the more lists we receive from collectors, the more accurate the reports will become.  We hope the  reports are used as a tool for collectors to use in their journey.  Please fell free to add any information as you respond with your ideas.  It is a big list, so rank as many as you wish.  All information will help in revising the current reports.  So please take a few moments and let us know which figures you think are the rarest G.I. Joes in the World! 

Possible Candidates Are: 

(Your Write Ins Are Welcome)

Breaker - Argentina

Cobra - Argentina

Cobra Officer - Argentina

Grunt - Argentina

Flash  - Argentina

Scarlett - Argentina

Short Fuse - Argentina

Stalker - Argentina

Rock & Roll - Argentina

Zap - Argentina

Cobra Mortal - Argentina

Shimik -Argentina

Redmack -Argentina

Topson - Argentina

Glenda - Argentina

Manleh - Argentina

Invasor ( Snake Eyes 82 ) - Argentina

Cobra Glider pilot - Argentina

Falcon Glider pilot  - Argentina 

Back Stop,  Driver - Argentina

Action Man Assortment ( Presuming Equal production ) - Australia

Airtight ( Tiger Force ) - Brazil

Dusty ( Tiger Force ) - Brazil

Shipwreck ( Tiger Force ) - Brazil

Duke ( Tiger Force ) - Brazil

Life Line ( Tiger Force ) - Brazil

Airborne ( Python Patrol ) - Brazil

Ripcord ( Python Patrol ) - Brazil

Heavy Metal ( Python Patrol ) - Brazil

B.A.T. - Brazil

Breaker - Brazil

Cobra - Brazil

Cobra Officer - Brazil

Flash - Brazil 

Grunt - Brazil

Rock & Roll - Brazil

Scarlett - Brazil

Short Fuse - Brazil

Stalker - Brazil

Zap - Brazil

Cobra Glider pilot - Brazil

Falcon Glider pilot - Brazil

Lobisomem ( Snake Eyes 85 ) - Brazil

Invasor  ( Snake Eyes 82 )- Brazil

O Invasor ( Snake Eyes 82 )- Brazil

De  Aco ( Flash / Snake Eyes repaint ) - Brazil

 Forca Fera "Beast" assortment ( Presuming equal production )- Brazil 

Quarrel ( Scarlett ) Driver - Europe / UK

Stalker ( Snake Eyes ) Driver - Europe / UK

Steeler ( Red ) Driver - Europe / UK

Blades ( Tripwire ) Driver - Europe / UK

Dolphin ( Zap ) Driver - Europe / UK

Gaucho ( Gung Ho ) Driver - Europe / UK

 Hunter ( Cobra ) Driver - Europe / UK

Jammer  (Camo), ( Stalker ) Driver - Europe / UK

Jammer ( Green ) ( Stalker ) Driver - Europe / UK

Moondancer ( Short Fuse ) Driver - Europe / UK

Red Jackal ( Destro ) Driver - Europe / UK

Red Laser ( Cobra Commander ) Driver - Europe / UK

Blizzard ( Tiger Force ) - Europe / UK

Outback ( Tiger Force ) - Europe / UK

Sneak Peak ( Tiger Force ) - Europe / UK

Tunnel Rat ( Tiger Force )  - Europe / UK

Hit & Run ( Tiger Force ) - Europe / UK

Psyche Out ( Tiger Force ) - Europe / UK

Spirit ( Repaint ) - Europe / UK

Mutt ( Repaint ) - Europe / UK

Major Bludd ( Blue ) - India

Short Fuse ( Blue ) - India

Gung Ho ( Reverse Tattoo ) - India

Beach Head ( Red - Yellow ) - India

Ripper ( Purple ) - India

Buzzer ( Red ) - India

Torpedo ( Yellow ) - India

Snake Eyes ( Blue ) - India

Zap ( with Steeler Head ) - India

Japanese figures ( Presuming equal production ) - Japan

Cobra Officer - Mexico

Cobra Soldier - Mexico

Rock & Roll - Mexico

Scarlett - Mexico

Snake Eyes ( 82 ) in 85 box art - Mexico

Flash - Mexico

Stalker - Mexico

Short Fuse - Mexico

Breaker - Mexico

Zap - Mexico

Grunt ( in Footloose box ) - Mexico

Ripcord - Mexico

Destro - Mexico

Recondo - Mexico

Mutt - Mexico

Airborne - Mexico

Blowtorch - Mexico

Spirit - Mexico

Torch - Mexico

Doc - Mexico

Storm Shadow - Mexico

Storm Shadow ( with action pack ) - Mexico

Mutt - Mexico

Mutt ( with action pack ) - Mexico

Snake Eyes ( 82 ) - U.S.A.

Scarlett ( 82 ) - U.S.A.

Cobra Commander ( 82 ) ( First emblem ) Mail-in - U.S.A.

Cobra Viper Glider pilot - U.S.A.

Grand Slam, "Silver Chested" Jet Pack pilot -  U.S.A.

Copper Head ( Dark Green Gloves ) - U.S.A.

Duke ( Mail-in ) - U.S.A.

Firefly ( 84 ) - U.S.A.

Baroness  ( 84 ) - U.S.A.

Snake Eyes ( 85 ) - U.S.A.

Zarana ( with earrings ) -  U.S.A.

Brazil Mission figures ( Presuming equal production ) - U.S.A.

Hard Top, Shuttle Pilot - U.S.A.

Payload, Shuttle Pilot - U.S.A.

Rumbler, Crossfire Driver - U.S.A. 

Night Force figures ( Presuming equal production ) - U.S.A.

Red Star, as a Cobra - U.S.A.

Cobra Commander ( 91 ), ( with eyebrows ) - U.S.A.

Steel brigade ( Gold head ) - U.S.A.

Roadblock ( 92 ) Recalled  - U.S.A.

Ninja Viper ( Mail-in) - U.S.A.

 Create A Cobra ( Mail-in ) - U.S.A.

NEW CANDIDATES

Starduster ( Version A with Recondo torso, Recondo waist) - U.S.A.

Starduster ( Version B with Duke torso, Recondo waist ) - U.S.A.

Starduster ( Version C Duke torso, Iceberg waist, 1984 Hasbro) - U.S.A.

Starduster ( Version C Duke torso, Iceberg waist, 1988 Hasbro) - U.S.A.

Vapor (Hurricane Pilot) - USA

Heavy Metal ( Mauler Driver ) - USA

 Destro ( Leopard Skin variation / PPD ) - USA

Updraft ( Retaliator Driver) - USA

Gears/Techno-Viper ( Power Fighter Dirvers) - USA

Star Brigade 1994 (last issued #49-#54) Effects, "Red" Ozone, etc

 

CHANGED  NO LONGER LISTED SEPARATE CHANGED

 Stars and Stripes Variation Set (AA Rock & Roll, Breaker Green shirt,  etc) - U.S.A.

 

CHANGED  OTHER LIST CHANGES DUE CHANGED

Move up Zarana ( earrings)

Move out or far down: 84 Baroness, 84 Firefly, 85 Snake Eyes, Ninja Viper

 

Please mail your list to:  snakeeye@gte.net

(Remember, your write ins are welcome)

 

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