We got a hat trick of GI Joe Classified Series teases on the General Hawk box, including the Triple T, CObra STUN, and General Hawk v1
The Joe team was on 🔥 during Hasbro Pulse Con 2023 as they revealed some amazing GI Joe Classified Series figures! Along with a gaggle of digital render reveals, they showed off the next wave of GI Joe Classified Series figures, which included General Hawk. The Joe team has been taking a page out of the Mattel Masters of the Universe Origins book and teasing possible figures and vehicles that might be coming to the GI Joe Classified Series. We first saw these types of teases on Snow Job’s box with the Artic BAT and we’ve seen some subsequent teases of other figures like the Python Patrol Crimson Guard, who was teased on Bazooka’s box. General Hawk’s box is the latest tease and this time its a hattrick of future teases, which include General Hawk Version 1 (you might be scratching your head at this point but we’ll get to that in a bit), the Triple T, and the Cobra STUN!
Hawk Version 1 (1991)
According to YoJoe, The GI Joe Classified Series version of General Hawk that we know today, was just called Hawk in the vintage line until 1991, where he became General Hawk (version 1). Although he is the 3rd version of Hawk (4 if you count Wave 1.5), it was great to see a tease of this figure on the box for the GI Joe Classified Series General Hawk.
We can see a pixilated image of a soldier with a jet pack with wings flying above in the same color scheme that General Hawk (1991)! This is a very cool homage to the vintage figure and a surprise as the year that this version of General Hawk came out, the GI Joe line was well on its way to going off the rails with neon and outrageous figure designs.
This version of Hawk is actually quite good for the time! In 1991, Hawk becomes a commander in a flight suit and jet pack. From this point forward, he was renamed as General Hawk. His file card reads:
“As a rule, General Officers direct battle from the safety of the rear echelons, but the commander of a tightly coordinated, rapid deployment force like the G.I. Joe Team has to be right on top of the action at all times, ready to make split-second decisions on tactical developments as they happen. The combination of jet pack and communications helmet allows HAWK to survey the progress of battle as well as keep in constant radio contact with all elements of his command!
“Some Generals like to come out and give a nice speech before a fight, full of ‘go-get-’em’ and ‘yay-team’, and that’s the last you see of them until the dust settles and they’re back up from the rear again, handing out medals and trying to look as battle-weary as they can in starched fatigues. When Hawk takes you into a hairy situation, he’s usually in FRONT of you yelling, ‘Follow me!'””
His figure has brown hair, light brown face straps, light green flight suit with light brown helmet support, straps, gloves, and boots and to top it all of, yellow stripes on arms, side, and legs!
The Triple T is the personal vehicle of Sgt. Slaughter. A tankette with white armor, and black tracks, armed with two guns on the section behind the drivers seat. The Triple T was released in 1986 and came with a Sgt. Slaughter figure and Hasbro must have had this in mind when they made the GI Joe Classified Series Sgt. Slaughter as this version of him has already been released. The Triple T, funny enough, stands for Tag Team Terminator and it has foot pegs for other Joes to ride in alongside the Sarge in battle.
It was seen in several episodes of the Sunbow cartoon with the Sarge piloting his Triple T and charging into battle against Cobra!
Triple T Variation: The Night Raider
The Triple T was also released and redone as part of the Night Force line! This could open the door to a possible repaint and more Night Force figures and vehicles coming down the line! That would be really cool to get this for the Classified Series Night Force subline!
The Triple T looks amazing in black and red and we hope that Hasbro remembers to make the stickers glow in the dark if they ever make this vehicle.
Triple T from Mark2Design
This vehicle is the exact size and form factor to make an amazing GI Joe Classified Series small vehicle. You can see Storm Shadow getting ready to lay waste to the Triple T with his mad Ninja skills!
One of cooler apsects of this custom Triple T is that the treads actually roll, as demonstrated in the video below:
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The Cobra STUN was one of the coolest vehicles in Cobra’s aresenal! The SSTUN is a high-speed Cobra vehicle used for patrolling and pursuit. According to JoePedia, “A derivative has been upgraded with stealth capabilities, which is used by the Python Patrol. It has a 4-man crew and weighs 4.2 tons fully loaded. The vehicle has a maximum road speed of 75 mph, a maximum cross-country speed of 44 mph, and a maximum range of 340 miles.”
Now that the GI Joe Classified Series is making small vehicle repaints in Python Patrol, like the Cobra Fight Pod, the STUN lend itself to this repaint. Released in 1989, the Python Patrol STUN made a fashion statement in the Cobra vehicle line.
To get a feel for how large this vehicle could be, we came across a custom 3D printed GI Joe Classified Series Cobra STUN on YouTube.
The STUN also makes a perfect candidate for the GI Joe Classified Series because it is really not that large of a vehicle. It can fir the 6″ figures nicely and there is room for friends to ride along!
We can also get a sense of the must have details on the vehicle like making numerous foot pegs so other Cobra troops can ride into battle as well as the Cobra logos on the wheels. This particular custom has a Viper manning the rear blaster and he looks great!