Head, arms: PoC Duke
Torso: RoC Duke
Upper Legs: Ren Duke
Lower legs: Ret Firefly
Helmet: DG Duke

This was one of the figures created for Battle Corps Month, my attempt to recreate the Battle Corps line from the '90s in ME format.

From 1992 to 1994, Battle Corps and all the other GI Joe sub lines had been well permeated with wacky outfits and bright colors. In 1995, Hasbro pitched a ''return to basics'' approach. Their proposed ''Battle Corps Rangers'' line would have brought back popular characters in more subdued and realistic military outfits and gear. Unfortunately, the damage was done and GI Joe went on hiatus until 1997.

In 1994-95, American Greetings Corps released GI Joe wrapping paper. It had images of a bunch of unknown characters. The likely hypothesis for their origin is that some of these figures would have been released in the cancelled 1995 Battle Corps Rangers line. This line would have brought GI Joe back to its roots with realistic military figures and colors.

One of the characters found on the 1995 gift wrapping paper is Duke. Most likely, Hasbro would have released this figure as part of the never-produced Battle Corps Rangers line. Duke was supposed to be included in the Battle Corps Rangers line. He was to be packed in with the Sea Wolf, a repaint of the iconic WHALE. We have an idea of what he was supposed to look like from an image of gift-wrapping paper that appeared in 1995. This is my version of this never-produced figure.

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