IRON GRENADIER (v8)
ELITE TROOPER / COBRA ELITE TROOPERS OF DESTRO
Series: Twenty Seven (2011)
Iron Grenadier (version 8) was released in the fourth wave of figures for the Pursuit of Cobra line in 2011.
Iron Grenadier (v8) was repackaged in the first wave of 30th Anniversary figures in 2011.
Iron Grenadier (v8) was again released in 2015, this time packaged in the "Troop Build-Up" pack with Steel Brigade (v3a) for the 50th Anniversary line.
Iron Grenadier came with a red and black flak vest, a silver shoulder guard, two red shinpads, two black backpacks, a gray heavy assault rifle, a copper and black ammunition belt, a dark blue rifle with removable stock, ammunition clip, and bipod, and a black display stand.
See Variations below.
Primary Weapon: Thermo-Reactive Anti-Armor Assault Cannon
Combat Gear: Bayonet Rifle with Folding Stock, Bipod and Removable Clip; Pistol; Depleted Turnbinium Ammo Backpack, Ammo Chain
Destro chooses Iron Grenadiers for their endurance, tenacity and meanness. They expand his armament business by spreading chaos, undermining authority and encouraging disagreements, which increases demand for weapons that Destro sells. This trooper is part of the Iron Grenadiers Heavy Weapons Support Team.
The Pursuit of Cobra release came with gray camouflage on the limbs and a matte finish on the helmet. The camouflage and dark blue rifle were removed for the 30th Anniversary release and the helmet had a semi-gloss finish. The camouflage on the 50th Anniversary changed to a lighter, almost blue, shade and the helmet had a glossy finish.
Additionally, initial 30th Anniversary releases had different weapons listed on Iron Grenadier's filecard than later shipments.
The 50th Anniversay release came with the same accessories as the Pursuit of Cobra release, except the display stand featured additional gold paint.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Iron Grenadier (v8).
Original Retail: $7.99 (pursuit of Cobra, 30th), $14.99 (50th)
Product Number: 35555 (Pursuit of Cobra), 35815 (30th), B4065 (50th)
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: n/a
RAHC/Rank & File: POC - 033/048 - 1129 (Pursuit of Cobra), CTYR - 005/042 - 1149 (30th), POC - 033/048 - 1129 - B (50th)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a