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File Name: Robert M. Blais of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Grade: Army E-5 (1986-1993)
SNs: RA 555-38-6214; 06D-50-25T
Notes: Greensboro, about 95 miles northeast of Charlotte, is in the central part of the state. If Cross-Country uses the French pronunciation of Blais, the s is silent.

chronological: Thrasher<< Cross-Country >>Slip-Stream
alphabetical: Cross Hair<< Cross-Country >>Crossfire


Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Michael McConnohie191,036 seconds85659

Sunbow's Cross-Country wore his 1986 outfit, but with a light brown vest, and a white cap with clear lenses on his goggles. He had a lean, youthful face, in contrast to the large, puffy-cheeked face of the figure.


Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)3 seconds(silent)leaving U.S.S. Flagg, running at the end, on H.A.V.O.C. in final pose
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 112 seconds2 linesinstalling tape deck in H.A.V.O.C.; at briefing on Dreadnoks
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 224 seconds3 linesdriving H.A.V.O.C. in Egypt
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 314 seconds2 linesdriving H.A.V.O.C. to defend tomb of Genghis Khan
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 42 seconds(silent)one of volunteers sent to Cobra Island (3:49-50)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 519 seconds1 linecheering Sarge at Terror Drome; driving H.A.V.O.C. to defend Washington DC
Let's Play Soldier51 seconds2 lineshelping disguised Zarana at Thailand air base; in H.A.V.O.C. as part of rescue team
Cobrathon14 seconds(silent)driving H.A.V.O.C. to deploy Joes for a raid; returning to HQ
Once Upon a Joe10 seconds(silent)finding Zartan's Swampfire
The Spy Who Rooked Me313 seconds26 lineson Armadillo to deliver nerve gas; stealing Stun; captured; returning with H.A.V.O.C.
Raise the Flagg!3 seconds(silent)aboard oil rig during recovery mission
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World22 seconds1 linequestioning Dial-Tone; driving H.A.V.O.C. in lab attack; helping retake Joe HQ
Nightmare Assault23 seconds1 lineworking on H.A.V.O.C.; provoked into fight with Leatherneck and Wet-Suit
Joe's Night Out4 seconds1 linewitnessing Club Open Air's liftoff
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep468 seconds41 linesdriving H.A.V.O.C., tracing stolen tape deck to Coil hideout
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs7 seconds2 lineswith Cross-Country in H.A.V.O.C.; warning to always wear a helmet when riding ATVs
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 122 seconds3 linesat B.E.T. test
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 419 seconds(silent)driving Recon Sled and H.A.V.O.C. during lab battle; with injured Duke
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 56 seconds(silent)at Hawk's briefing; charging toward palace

Classic Marvel Comic Appearances

By my count, Cross-Country was discernible in 93 panels in 15 issues from Sept. 1986 to Nov. 1992: #51, 53, Order of Battle 1, 59, 63, 67, 72, 79, 86, 92, 109, 110, 111, 112, and 130.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1986 (H.A.V.O.C.) 2. 1993 (Battle Corps)  
Version 1: spring 1986 boxed H.A.V.O.C. vehicle
H.A.V.O.C. DriverMOS 1: Armor [19K]
MOS 2: Heavy Equipment Operator [21E]
  • head: Cross-Country (86)
  • arms: Cross-Country (86)
  • torso: Cross-Country (86)
  • waist: Cross-Country (86)
  • legs: Cross-Country (86)
Accessories: none
Cross-Country's father was a bulldozer operator and his mother drove a grader. You might say he was born to drive big yellow things that run on diesel. Coupled with his natural affinity for heavy machinery, his uncanny sense of direction and fearlessness under fire make him the man you want at the controls whether you're riding into a hairy situation or trying to get out of one! Qualified expert with Heavy Laser Cannon, M-16A2, M-2 50 cal. MG and .45 Auto-Pistol.
"Crank-Case might be a wild man behind the wheel of his A.W.E. Striker, but Cross-Country will steer that H.A.V.O.C. of his across terrain that would break both axles of the RTV. Of course, a tracked vehicle has natural advantages, but it is Cross-Country's talent for sensing the most favorable grade, the shallowest mud, and the firmest sand that makes the difference."
Toy Notes: Item #6030.
Version 2: winter 1993 Battle Corps Wave 1 carded figure assortment, #2
Transport ExpertMOS 1: Battle Wagon Driver
MOS 2: Mudbuster Driver
  • head: Cross-Country (93)
  • arms: Cross-Country (93)
  • torso: Cross-Country (93)
  • waist: Cross-Country (93)
  • legs: Cross-Country (93)
Accessories: black pistol (88 Shockwave's), black submachine gun (88 Hit & Run's), black rifle (90 Bullhorn's), teal spring missile launcher with U-shaped bar by straight handle, black trigger (new), two spring missiles (93 Bazooka's), black knife (88 Hit & Run's), orange backpack (91 Dusty's), black figure stand (common).
CROSS-COUNTRY'S father was a bulldozer operator and his mother drove a grader in the South. You might say this good 'ol country boy was born to drive big things that run on diesel. And when you hear his "rebel yell," and see the Southern flag on the back of his jacket flash by, you'll know he is on his way to do some serious Cobra butt kicking. Bazooka might be a wildman behind the wheel of his Blockbuster, but Cross-Country will drive that Battle Wagon over anything that gets in his way, especially if it has the Cobra insignia on it!
Motto: "I'm always ready to battle anything rotten like I did in my days back in the land of cotton."
Toy Notes: Item #6862. The Blockbuster would not be released until 1994.