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The name or term Armadillo refers to more than one character or object. For a list of other uses, see Armadillo.
Armadillo is a G.I. Joe character from the A Real American Hero series.
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A Real American Hero comics continuity

Marvel Comics continuity

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Devil's Due Comics continuity

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Action Force (British) Comics continuity

Armadillo was part of a G.I. Joe team in the Latin American county of Sao Cristobel who prevented Cobra from securing a nuclear warhead.[1]


Generation 1
Armadillo A Real American Hero (1988)

Armadillo was available with the Rolling Thunder in the 1988 series of A Real American Hero toys. He was also sold in 1989, then was discontinued domestically in 1990.

Appearance: light green helmet and vest; white wristbands; orange-brown pants with silver belt buckle; light green boots

Accessories: none. page/Filecard


  • Working names included Rumbler, Gila and Sand-Turtle.
  • "Rumbler" was apparently the closest to being used, because that's what Armadillo was called every time he appeared in the comics. (Six issues between 1988 and 1991: #80, 81, 92, 99, 111, and 112.) Rumbler the Crossfire driver did not appear in the comic.
  • Armadillo's preliminary filecard began thusly:
The modern third generation armored personnel carrier is a far cry from the old 'box on tracks' that nobody wanted to ride inside of. The new vehicles are faster, lower, better armored, more heavily armed and crammed with much more complex electronic targeting gear. The drivers must be capable of dealing with a confusing array of situation displays, threat warnings and environment sensors while steering 50,000 lbs of dead weight through barrages of anti-tank missiles and trying to avoid land mines. Needless to say, everybody would rather sit on top of them than ride inside.

The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe, page 160

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