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albatross3300
08-19-2010, 04:06 PM
Hi all, I've been going through my father's boxes and came across his GI Joe stuff. This is a 3 3/4" test shot figure, but I can't figure out which. He's stamped 1990, Hong Kong H-1. He's wearing a mask over his eyes and appears to be shirt-less. Maybe he's a ninja. Any help is greatly appreciated!

A link to photos is: http://img580.imageshack.us/g/dscf5176v.jpg/

yeti76
08-19-2010, 04:08 PM
Night Creeper Leader.

http://www.yojoe.com/action/93/nightcreeperleader.shtml

Very cool find.

albatross3300
08-19-2010, 04:10 PM
Thanks so much!! :)

albatross3300
08-19-2010, 04:15 PM
Can I ask another quick question then... he's stamped 1990, but Night Creeper Leader is a 93/94 figure. Is it normal that they have an earlier date stamp? Or does this have to do with his being a test shot?

yeti76
08-19-2010, 04:26 PM
Night Creeper Leader's waist and legs were originally used to create Night Creeper (1990). Hence the date stamp of 1990. Hasbro just didn't want to retool the legs.

albatross3300
08-19-2010, 04:34 PM
Thanks again!

crimsonhawk
08-19-2010, 08:48 PM
OK, i'll bite. Are you the son of a collector or is there more to this story? Like son of somebody who worked on the line? :D

albatross3300
08-19-2010, 09:17 PM
Well, you're close. Believe it or not, girls can sort through boxes too.

My dad used to work for Hasbro and, though we've gone through most of it already, bits and pieces keep popping up. This figure was the legendary one because his derriere says 1990, but it appears he was not.

Shadow_Contact
08-19-2010, 10:02 PM
Ignore Me, I wasnt here.......

TOPSON
08-19-2010, 10:34 PM
What did your father do for Hasbro? BDo you know if his likeness was used for a figure?
chris

crimsonhawk
08-20-2010, 10:03 PM
Well, you're close. Believe it or not, girls can sort through boxes too.

My dad used to work for Hasbro and, though we've gone through most of it already, bits and pieces keep popping up. This figure was the legendary one because his derriere says 1990, but it appears he was not.

My apologies! Easy to assume since 98% of us are male.

I think we all would love to hear any stories you may have about your father and his work with hasbro....and pictures...the history of our favorite toyline is always fascinating to hear about. :)

Tattoo Shane
09-04-2010, 05:21 PM
Cool piece. Interesting that it's shot in the same colours as the Col Courage i have from the same year.

http://joeintel.com/general_page_desc.php?left_search=&cat=&countries_id=MTM1MTM1&cat_id=MTM1MjgzMTM1&cat_content_id=MTM1NTEyMTM1&image_id=MTM1MTI3NjEzNQ==