"Spearhead" G.I. Joe was first made by Hasbro
Toy Company in 1982. It was then one of about a dozen U.S. Army
action figures in the new 3.75-inch G.I. Joe series. While neither
the figure nor its packaging indicates 3rd Armored Division per
se, nor displays the 3AD patch, there can be no doubt that Hasbro
capitalized on the Division's famous nickname, which had been
unique to 3AD troops since 1944.
Spearhead's "mad" combat sidekick "Max"
was a highly-trained bobcat, in the spirit of these off-the-wall
and fearless military figures. Along with Max, Spearhead came
with a separate helmet, high-tech rifle, machete knife, and backpack.
Spearhead was manufactured for 20 years, with breaks of course
in production, and slight modifications in color and detail.
The last issue year was 2002, as shown above in a retail package,
where he had evolved into a space-age-like infantryman. On the
left (above) is a 1987 issue.