I know this isn’t the first appearance of these things, but I found the pic to be a quite clear shot of all eight. It came from an insert called Terror on the Tundra, which I believe dates from 1991. The booklet is loaded with the sort of mail-in items that were still available via Hasbro Direct during the waning years of the Real American Hero series. The production value on these little bits of laser guided marketing were pretty amazing. It’s a shame this sort of thing is gone forever, and a double shame that I didn’t have the foresight to pick up more of this mail-in stuff. I should’ve ordered a WHALE, gosh darnit!
The micro scale is a facet of the GI Joe brand that could have used some fleshing out. I know many folks aren’t keen on venturing outside of the common scales of 12 inch and 3 & 3/4 inch, but a full fledged micro line, with vehicles and even environments could be an interesting concept. Maybe I’m just jonesing on this picture since I’ve been spending more time around vintage Star Wars toys (especially its Micro Collection), but I would plunk down some cash for a line of micro sized in-scale Joe vehicles and playsets.