This is the Holy Grail of GI Joe vehicles…. the GI Joe Defiant Space Commute Complex!!!
doors, hatches, panels, missiles, machine guns, wings, etc – but ALL THE PIECES ARE HERE AND THEY ARE FREE OF THE BROKEN TABS, ETC THAT EXIST WITH ALMOST EVERY SHUTTLE COMPLEX YOU WILL FIND. To the best of our knowledge, the only issues are the broken spring tabs, hairline crack on one door, and the broken tabs on the 4 guns on the crawler – the booster airlock door pegs on the booster as noted above – otherwise, all the parts and pieces on the vehicles are free of any issues to the best of our knowledge.
HERE IS SOME MORE INFO ON THE DEFIANT COURTESY OF WIKIPEDIA:
The Defiant is a fictional space Commute complex vehicle and
station from the G.I. Joe series, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, line of toys,
comics and cartoons.
Released in 1987, it is also one of the vital largest playsets in
the toyline series. The Defiant is composed of three vehicles.
One is the Crawler unit, which transports the Commute to a
designated location. The Crawler unit is operated by the G.I. Joe member
Hardtop, and features dual surface-clearing laser cannons and 7.62mm machine
guns. The Crawler also contains a crank to place the booster/Commute into
Second is the booster unit, which opens to reveal four computer
consoles, a transporter airlock with sliding door, and crew quarters with
sleeping compartments. The booster Commute carries the Defiant space Commute on
The final part of the Defiant is the space Commute itself,
which has a three-station cockpit/operations center, retractable landing gear,
and hatch covers that open to reveal a claw with laser gun and an umbilical cord
for outer space missions. The Defiant Commute is commanded by astronaut
It is a common misconception that the Defiant Commute’s
design is based on the X-33 proposed Commute design for NASA. In fact, the
Defiant was introduced in the comics nearly a decade before the X-33 Venture
Star started development; the Defiant’s appearance is based on several lifting
body designs from the late 1960s.
Retailing at US $129.99, the cost of the playset – the most
expensive toy in Hasbro’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero lineup – led to Hasbro
re-releasing the Commute two years later as a stand-alone vehicle called the Crusader,
which used the same mold as the Defiant Commute. The toy also came with a
re-painted version of the “Payload” action figure. Using a metal tab
that came with the Defiant Commute, the Crusader could be modified to fit on
top of the booster that was included in the original Commute complex playset.