The 82-83 ( 1982 -1983 ) Steeler v1.5 figure, tank commander Ralph W Pulaski, came packaged with the MOBAT ( Motorized Battle Tank ). The most common place for paint wear is on the gold pistol on his chest and on the gold band stripe on his upper arms.
Steeler, with 2 "E"s, is the correct spelling of this figure's code name as spelled on his file card and packaging. However, it is often mispelled as Stealer, with an A. Stealer would make him a thief. Steeler, as he is named, is appropriate for someone who drives a steel tank, has operated heavy equipment, and has graduated from Armor School at the top of his class.
As with all 82-83 figures, Steeler v1.5 is nearly identical to his original 1982 version, with the exceptions of having a slimmer waist piece and swivel-arm elbow joints.
Naming/Identification Problems: 82-83 Figures are often hard to search for with perfect results. The problem lies in the fact that this figure is identified incorrectly more often than correctly. This figure is only a 1982-1983 Figure. A 1982 Steeler came only with straight arms and a bulkier waist piece. There is no 1983 Steeler figure. Beware incorrect listings and dealers claiming to have a 1983 Steeler, as he/she is not very knowledgable about the early G.I.Joe line.