1986 Sgt. Slaughter: Drill Instructor (mail order)
Sgt. Slaughter (v1) was made available through a mail-in offer packed with specially marked 1986 figures (seen here). He was based on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and American Wrestling Association (AWA) professional wrestler by the same name.
Sgt. Slaughter came in a small mailer box and was sealed with a red-back file card and a baton.
This two sided insert was included with specially marked 1986 figures (ex. seen here).
You could call in (for a 50¢ charge) or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to get a secret code that would replace one Sgt. Slaughter Proof of Purchase Certificate (you'd only need to collect four instead of five with this code). Below is the card you received if you sent the self-addressed stamped envelope to Sgt. Slaughter instead of calling him.
A television ad supported the Free Sgt. Slaughter promotion (see below).
Ron Rudat (R&D Figure Designer) recalls meeting the "real" Sgt. Slaughter.