1992 Steel Brigade: Your personalized G.I. Joe figure (mail order) v2
Thank you to Joe from the Toy Palace for loaning me this rare figure.
Steel Brigade was made available through several mail-in offers, beginning in 1987. He came in a sealed baggie with a patch, backpack, and machine gun. Steel Brigade was made up of many different Joe parts. Collectors got to create their own Steel Brigade persona; including name, specialties, weapons expertise, traits, abilities, and personality. Collectors filled out a form and returned them to receive their own Steel Brigade trooper. Hasbro sent collectors a custom file card (like the one below) with their Steel Brigade figure.
Early versions of the v1 patch have a white backing. Later v1 patches have a black backing. Steel Brigade v2 came with a re-colored patch.