Sgt Slaughter's New G.I. Joe Classified Action Figure: Here's an Exclusive Announcement

Sgt Slaughter's New G.I. Joe Classified Action Figure: Here's an Exclusive Announcement ...

G.I. Joe was no longer a 12-inch figure, now this was a code name for a highly-trained strike force that would spawn a fantastic Marvel comic, then, eventually,.

G.I. Joe began announcing "real" people to the team in the mid-1980s. All of a sudden, Refrigerator Perry from the Chicago Bears was a member of G.I. Joe. He then became a professional wrestler, who, in the world of G.I. Joe, was not a wrestler, but rather, a drill instructor. (Though, there were some real-world issues for Sgt Slaughter, which eventually led to his temporary departure.)

As an aside, one of Marvel's most bizarre examples of "real" is that, unlike G.I. Joe: Order of Battle, Rocky was unceremoniously announced. In the next issue, there was a retraction saying that, no, Rocky was not, nor has ever been in G.I. Joe. At a time when there was no internet, this would have made a great start for the internet to evolve.

Sgt Slaughter is the one who has persisted among all these examples. However, unlike other G.I. Joe characters, a compromise must be reached with the real Sgt Slaughter. That is, for the most part, the popular G.I. Joe classified line of action figures. Here's a very enthusiastic Sgt Slaughter himself and sharing the interesting news!

G.I. Joe Classified was commissioned as a high-end 6-inch figure for anyone who read the Star Wars Black Series. (It will probably not come as a surprise to learn that, yes, I have purchased a few G.I. Joe Classified figures.)

So now, Sgt Slaughter is putting his classified action figure on the line for the first time. It is said to be a multi-year partnership between Hasbro and Sgt Slaughter. It also reveals that his figure, "compedies with (surprise) exciting accessories that help fans recreate the nostalgic Sgt Slaughter experience." And Hasbro has provided a digital mockup of what the figure will eventually look like:

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