We invite you to explore the pages of the 1988 Hasbro Toy Fair Catalog, which featured Hasbro’s greatest hits from the 1980s. For instance, readers had the chance to examine the latest Pretenders from the Transformers line. G.I. Joe also continued in this catalog. Beyond those two lines, Hasbro featured several new and interesting toy lines, like the Visionaries.
Hasbro continued to feature their hit G.I. Joe toys on page 102 of the 1988 Toy Fair Catalog. While this toy line almost disappeared for good after the Vietnam War, it returned with a vengeance in the 1980s. Thanks to a collaboration with Marvel, Hasbro reinvented the G.I. Joes, giving them a new lease on life. Rather than just representing the armed forces, the Joes now were an elite team that fought against the vile forces of Cobra.
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Here, Hasbro presented the Battle Force 2000, which was the walking, breathing proving grounds of tomorrow’s battlefield technology. Highly-trained specialists entrusted with one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art prototypes, their mission was to support G.I.Joe and field-test experimental equipment under battlefield conditions. Battle Force 2000 combat vehicles were two battle units in one, for a double blast of futuristic firepower.
By collecting all six vehicles, fans could assemble the Battle Force 2000 Future Fortress, G.I.Joe’s most indestructible stronghold.
First, there was number 6648, the Vector Jet. This elite fighter jet was also an awesome battle turret. It featured a pretend front laser cannon, four removable bombs, a removable battle turret and two pretend wing laser guns. Meanwhile, the Vector Pilot, MAVERICK, was sold separately.
Next, there was number 6646, the Dominator Snow Tank. Dominator was both an earth-smashing plasma gun and snow-melting ski attack vehicle. It came with four positionable skis and a rotating gun turret. Meanwhile, the Dominator driver, AVALANCHE, was sold separately.
Finally, there was number 6643, the Marauder Motorcycle-Tank. This was a two-man, road-tearing motorcycle and a radar-guided laser tank. It featured two surface-to-air missiles. Meanwhile, the Marauder driver, DODGER, was sold separately.
We are glad to present these exciting exclusive scans to the 1988 Toy Fair Catalog from Hasbro. Continue to see even more exciting promotional images that Hasbro provided to retailers and representatives.
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