RIP IT (v1)
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Rip It came with no accessories.
Birthplace: Fall River, MA
Branch: COBRA OPERATIVE
Primary Specialty: Heavy Equipment Operator
Mean and fearless doesn't begin to describe Rip It. This guy knows only one thing...destroy or be destroyed, and he obviously lives for the former. Generally one to carry out orders, Rip It sometimes takes matters into his own hands by using the H.I.S.S. III to wage private battles of his own against G.I. Joe. Oddly enough, as part of his H.I.S.S. training, Rip It was required to master the game of golf. Through the strategies and movements of the game, with its winding courses and natural obstacles, Rip It learned how to analyze and negotiate a wide variety of similar battlefield problems. Cobra's only concern is when Rip It loses his patience - and temper - during training maneuvers and wraps his clubs around fellow trainees' necks. Lucky for the pros, Rip It won't be hitting the links on tour any time soon.
No variations of Rip It (v1) are known to exist.
The head, torso, arms, and legs of Rip It were originally used to create the Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank Driver (1983). The waistpiece was originally used to create Talking Battle Commander Cobra Commander (v5) (1992).
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Rip It (v1).
Original Retail: $11.99
Hasbro Product: 57758
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: Vol. 2, Pg. 15