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"G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero"

This quiz will focus on some of the action figures and vehicles released for the "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" toy line by Hasbro during the early 1980's.

A multiple-choice quiz by RedHook13. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
RedHook13
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
415,755
Updated
May 23 24
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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84
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. What bird is the code name of a high ranking "G.I. Joe" character who was first released in 1982 with the Mobile Missile System? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which shade of red is the code name of Shana O'Hara, who was one of the first female action figures released for "G.I. Joe" in 1982? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In 1982, the action figure of Clutch was included with a "G.I. Joe" vehicle designed look like a Jeep. What is the name of the vehicle? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which of the following gambling phrases is the name of a silent ninja from the "G.I. Joe" toy line? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What authoritative code name was given to a 1983 "G.I. Joe" mail-away action figure with the real name of Conrad S. Hauser? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The Wolverine Missile Tank was released in 1983 with a female character as its driver. What is the driver's code name which is shared with a brand of cosmetics? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which of these was the code name of Stanley Perlmutter, a 1984 "G.I. Joe" action figure that came with a canine companion name Junkyard? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Dwayne Johnson played the role of which "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" character whose action figure was first released in 1984? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What name is associated with an aircraft carrier play set that was released for the "G.I. Joe" toy line in 1985? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In 1985, real life WWF wrestler and "G.I. Joe" spokesperson Robert Remus received his first action figure. What was his ring/code name? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What bird is the code name of a high ranking "G.I. Joe" character who was first released in 1982 with the Mobile Missile System?

Answer: Hawk

Hawk is the code name given to Clayton Abernathy, who was one of the original "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" action figures to be released in 1982. The first Hawk figure was not sold individually, but as the driver of the Mobile Missile System vehicle play set. The original Hawk action figure was sculpted as a Caucasian man with blond hair and was dressed in green combat pants, sweater and helmet.

Hawk would take over as the field commander of G.I. Joe in the second season of the original "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" animated series in 1983. The character would later be portrayed by actor Dennis Quaid in the film "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009).
2. Which shade of red is the code name of Shana O'Hara, who was one of the first female action figures released for "G.I. Joe" in 1982?

Answer: Scarlett

Shana O'Hara was given the code name Scarlett, which was inspired by the classic novel and movie "Gone with the Wind" where the lead female character was named Scarlett O'Hara. The character's bio card also stated that Scarlett was born in Atlanta, Georgia, which is where "Gone with The Wind" takes place.

The 1982 Scarlett action figure was sculpted as a Caucasian woman with bright red hair, a black leotard covered by a tan singlet and tan boots. The 1982 Scarlett figure also came with a crossbow as her weapon. The character would later be portrayed by actress Rachel Nichols in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009).
3. In 1982, the action figure of Clutch was included with a "G.I. Joe" vehicle designed look like a Jeep. What is the name of the vehicle?

Answer: VAMP

Lance Steinberg (aka Clutch) was also among the first wave of "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" action figures to be released in 1982. The original Clutch action figure was sculpted as a Caucasian man with black hair, a full beard, a green/brown uniform and a green helmet.

Clutch's code name is believed to be inspired by musician Bruce Springsteen as the "G.I. Joe" character was described has having been born in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Clutch was packaged as the driver of the VAMP, a green Jeep-like off road vehicle that had a large gun placed at the back of the vehicle.
4. Which of the following gambling phrases is the name of a silent ninja from the "G.I. Joe" toy line?

Answer: Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes was another of the original action figures released for "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" in 1982. The character was sculpted as a ninja commando dressed in an all-black bodysuit and had a black visor covering his eyes. The character's bio card listed his real name and birthplace as being "Classified".

In most "G.I. Joe" media, Snake Eyes is unable to speak due to damaged vocal cords and facial disfigurement. The character would be portrayed by actor Ray Park in the films "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009) and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (2013). The character was given his own origin movie "Snake Eyes" (2021), where the character was portrayed by Henry Golding. In gambling, snake eyes refers to rolling double ones in the dice game craps.
5. What authoritative code name was given to a 1983 "G.I. Joe" mail-away action figure with the real name of Conrad S. Hauser?

Answer: Duke

The first action figure of Duke was released in the second wave of the "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" toy line in 1983. However, the first version of the character was not distributed to retail stores. Instead, those who wished to get the first Duke figure had to order it through the mail directly from Hasbro. The original Duke figure was sculpted as a Caucasian man with blond hair, green pants and a tan shirt. The figure also came with a submachine gun, helmet, binoculars and a tan backpack as accessories.

Duke was another high-ranking member of the "G.I. Joe" faction. In 1986, the character was originally meant to be killed on screen in "G.I. Joe: The Movie" (1987), but this was changed following the negative publicity Hasbro received after killing Optimus Prime off in "The Transformers: The Movie" a year earlier. In "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", Duke was portrayed by actor Channing Tatum.
6. The Wolverine Missile Tank was released in 1983 with a female character as its driver. What is the driver's code name which is shared with a brand of cosmetics?

Answer: Cover Girl

CoverGirl is an American brand of women's cosmetics that was first introduced in 1961. In "G.I. Joe", the action figure of Courtney Krieger (aka Cover Girl) was released with the Wolverine Missile Tank as part of the second wave of the "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" toy line in 1983. The Cover Girl figure was sculpted as a Caucasian woman with reddish-brown hair, a tan shirt, pale green pants, a dark green jacket and green boots.

In most "G.I. Joe" media, Cover Girl is portrayed as being a former fashion model prior to joining the team. In the film "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009), the character was portrayed by Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova.
7. Which of these was the code name of Stanley Perlmutter, a 1984 "G.I. Joe" action figure that came with a canine companion name Junkyard?

Answer: Mutt

Stanley Perlmutter (aka Mutt) was released in the third wave of "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" in 1984. The figure was sculpted as a Caucasian man with black hair, a black mustache, a green uniform with a brown vest and a black helmet. The Mutt figure also came with several accessories including a submachine gun, a nightstick and a static, all black rottweiler sidekick named Junkyard. Mutt even came with a plastic leash for the dog.

Mutt and Junkyard have appeared in various "G.I. Joe" related comic books and animated programs, but the two characters have yet to appear in any live action "G.I. Joe" movies as of 2024.
8. Dwayne Johnson played the role of which "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" character whose action figure was first released in 1984?

Answer: Roadblock

Actor and former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson first played Marvin Hinton (aka Roadblock) in the film, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (2013).

The first action figure of Roadblock was introduced in the third wave of the "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" toy line in 1984. The original Roadblock was sculpted as a bald African American man with a black mustache and goatee. The figure was dressed in brown pants, a green camo tank top shirt, black boots and a black utility vest. Roadblock's accessories included a machine gun and a tripod which the gun could be mounted on.
9. What name is associated with an aircraft carrier play set that was released for the "G.I. Joe" toy line in 1985?

Answer: USS Flagg

The USS Flagg was released during the fourth wave of the "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" toy line in 1985. It was the largest "G.I. Joe" toy ever to be released prior to 2024. The USS Flagg was designed to resemble a Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier and measured over seven feet in length and around three feet in both width and height.

The USS Flagg came with a "G.I. Joe" action figure named Everett P. Colby (aka Admiral Keel-Haul). Keel-Haul was sculpted as a Caucasian man with black hair and a black mustache. The figure had a blue shirt, tan pants, dark brown jacket and boots and a white naval cap.
10. In 1985, real life WWF wrestler and "G.I. Joe" spokesperson Robert Remus received his first action figure. What was his ring/code name?

Answer: Sergeant Slaughter

The first action figure of Sgt. Slaughter was released in 1985 as part of the fourth wave of the "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" toy line. It was the first action figure of the 1980's series to be designed to look like a real life individual. The toy was fairly accurately sculpted with attire that Robert Remus/Sgt. Slaughter wore when he competed in the wrestling ring.

Sgt. Slaughter was the spokesman for the "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" franchise from 1985-1990. The Sarge would make several appearances in the "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" animated series as well as "G.I. Joe: The Movie" (1987).
Source: Author RedHook13

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