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The year 2006 (MMVI) was the twenty-fifth year of the A Real American Hero brand and the second year of Sigma 6.


The Sigma 6 toys and cartoons continued this year with evident success, now supplemented by "Mission Scale" 2.5" figures and vehicles. The strategy of Direct-to-Consumer exclusives proved unworkable due to insufficient sales, and the figures began showing up at Toys "Я" Us, along with a few more six-packs.

By spring, the now-traditional scale was on its previously announced hiatus, with the exception of fan-directed exclusives made available by the G.I. Joe Collector's Club and the convention, which was held late this year (Sept. 27-30). The line would then lie silent until the following summer.

Fortunately, fans began to warm to the Sigma 6 figures, which began to offer more familiar faces, including Cobra Commander and Destro. The division of the line into boxed (Commando) and carded (Soldier) assortments continued, and several larger sets came out this year. While Sigma 6 still hadn't been accepted as "the" G.I. Joe, it had its fans, and was growing in popularity.

Toys - A Real American Hero

Direct-to-Consumer Series 3

G.I. Joe


Viper Lockdown

Direct-to-Consumer / Toys "Я" Us Exclusive

Plague Troopers vs. Steel Brigade

Viper Pit

Comic Packs

Note: the 2005 Direct-To-Consumer sets were also available at Toys R Us stores in 2006.

Tommy Arashikage
Lonzo R. Wilkinson
Cobra Air Trooper
Lady Jaye
Cobra Air Trooper
Lt. Gorky
Sgt. Misha Zubenkov
Spirit Iron-Knife
Agent Courtney Krieger
Hannibal: Reborn

Convention Exclusives

Sgt. Slaughter and his Renegades

Cobra's Most Wanted: Mercenaries!


Collector's Club Exclusives

Operation Flaming M.O.T.H.

Toys - Sigma 6


Commando Series 2

Soldier Series 2

Commando Series 3

Soldier Series 3

Commando Series 4

Soldier Series 4

Commando Series 5

Boxed sets


Issues 7-18 of America's Elite were released this year as well as many other titles: the sixth and final issue of Snake-Eyes: Declassified, Special Missions Manhattan / Tokyo / Antarctica, G.I. Joe: Declassified, Scarlett: Declassified, issue 1 of Dreadnoks: Declassified, issues 2-6 of Sigma 6 and G.I. Joe vs. Transformers: The Art of War.

See detailed information here.


The second part of season one of G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 is released, followed by the first part of season two in the Fall.

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