1982 - 1983 (82-83) - The 82-83 toy line is nearly an exact reproduction of the 1982 line except that all of the figures have been modified in 2 major ways. The first change was that the figures were all adapted to use the swivel-arm battle grip, allowing the figures to move side-to-side at the elbows in addition to moving up and down. The second change was that the 82-83 figures were given a slimmer midsection (except Scarlett - her midsection did not change). The 1982 figures were a bit bulky in the midsection, going nearly straight up and down, while the 82-83 figures have a more tapered middle piece. The only figure that was not recreated with swivel-arm grip from 1982 was the Mickey Mouse Cobra Commander variation. It is the lone G.I.Joe figure that was only released as a straight-arm figure.