1982 - The first wave of Hasbro's A Real American Hero toy line was released in 1982. The original 16 figures consisted of 11 Carded Figures, 4 Vehicle Drivers, and 1 Mail-In Figure (Cobra Commander, who was also available with a play set). The 1982 figures are commonly known as straight-arm figures because the figures could only bend straight up and down at the elbow, not being able to move side to side at all, which is known as swivel-arm battle grip that would not appear until the 82-83 figures. All of the 1982 straight-arm figures would appear as swivel-arm figures in the 82-83 toy line, except for the Mickey Mouse Cobra Commander variant, who was only produced for the first part of 1982. The regular version appeared in 82-83 as a swivel-arm figure.