G.I. JOE FSS 8.0 G.I. JOE DEFIANT SHUTTLE PILOT - PAYLOAD Action Figure (moc)
Code Name: PAYLOAD Action Figure (moc)
(Inspired by the 1987 action figure.)
Includes: removable helmet, MMU backpack,
control arms x 2, and figure stand.
3 3/4 Club Exclusive FSS 8.0 Drop 5, Defiant Shuttle Pilot Payload (1 pc)
Payload grew up watching the early space shots blasting off through the Florida sky. He stared through the hurricane fence and rode that flaming booster in his dreams. But unlike others, he worked on making that dream a reality by joining the U.S. Air Force. He flew F-4 Phantoms over southeast Asia for three tours "just paying his dues" and upon his return stateside, signed up for the astronaut training program. His first open slot was as a space shuttle pilot for the G.I. Joe team.
Here's a guy who has spent most of his waking hours working on getting himself into space. Sometimes, when he's executing a complicated maneuver in free-fall or cutting in his boosters, he seems to be chanting softly under his breath. If you turn up the volume on the ship-to-ship channel and listen very carefully, you can hear him quite clearly: 'Vroom! Vroom!'