The name Leatherneck refers to several versions of the same character.
For a list of the other versions, see Leatherneck.
Leatherneck is a G.I. Joe character from the A Real American Hero and G.I. Joe vs. Cobra series.
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Leatherneck is loud, opinionated, unforgiving and most of all, overbearing. Anything that feels and looks like slacking will set him off on a tirade. He has one of the most difficult personalities to get along with. Surprisingly, he is one of the best people you can work with out in the field. As a marine, he prides himself on being the toughest and the best and he expects everyone to be the same as well.


A Real American Hero continuity

Marvel Comics continuity

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Devil's Due Comics continuity

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G.I. Joe vs. Transformers

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Action Force (British) Comics continuity

During the Vietnam War Leatherneck served with the future Action Force members Gung-Ho, Roadblock and Wild Bill.[1]

Leatherneck was part of a team who tricked Tomax and Xamot into leading a team of B.A.T.s into Action Force's London base, both to test security and secure samples of B.A.T. technology.[2] He was then was one of many Action Force members deliberately sent to Rhodes to get them out of the country when Trent was being blackmailed by the Dreadnoks.[3] Subsequently he was part of an Action Force team sent to recover a Northrod B2 bomber crew who crashed on an island with top secret information,[4] then part of a mission to the Australian desert to stop Cobra launching an orbital weapons platform[5] and then part of a team who stopped Cobra obtaining a powerful laser driven by diamonds.[6] Leatherneck was then part of a team who traveled to Vietnam after Gung-Ho went in search of his former comrades.[7]

Animated continuity

Sunbow animated series

Leatherneck is first seen on the rifle range competing with Wet-Suit until Low-Light one-ups both of them.


Generation 1
Leatherneck 1986 A Real American Hero (1986)

Leatherneck was first released as part of the 1986 series of A Real American Hero toys. He was also available in 1987 and was discontinued in 1988.

Appearance: black hair and mustache; green cap, shirt, and pants with brown "bird's foot" camouflage; beige vest with dark green pads; black belt, holsters

Accessories: small, light green backpack (with sculpted roll and canteen); grey M-16/203 rifle with grenade launcher. page/Filecard

Leatherneck v2 1986 Special Mission: Brazil (1986)

Leatherneck was released as part of the 1986 series, in the Toys "Я" Us exclusive "Special Mission: Brazil" boxed set. The boxed set also included Claymore, Dial-Tone, Mainframe, and Wet-Suit.

Appearance: brown hair and mustache; beige cap, shirt, and pants; brown vest with orange-brown pads; brown belt, holster

Accessories: small, light green backpack (with sculpted roll and canteen); grey M-16/203 rifle with grenade launcher. page/Filecard

Leatherneck 1993 A Real American Hero (1993)

Leatherneck was released in the 1993 series of A Real American Hero toys, as Battle Corps figure #11.

Appearance: olive green hat; black hair and mustache; brown jacket with yellow straps and light blue grenades; yellow and brown giraffe-pattern pants with yellow belt and brown boots

Accessories: black "Skydive" pistol; black "Mercer" submachine gun; black "Airwave" machine gun/grenade launcher; black "'91 Low-Light" sniper's rifle; black "Hit & Run" knife; orange "Gung-Ho" missile launcher and black missile. page/Filecard


  • All Leatherneck's proposed codenames were slang terms for a Marine: Gyrene, Semper-Fi, Jar-Head and Gunny. And of course, "Leatherneck" as well.

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