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IRON GRENADIERS (v9)

DESTRO'S ELITE TROOPERS 

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-2012-IRONGREN-09

Series: Twenty Eight (2012)

Iron Grenadiers (version 9) was released as part of the 2012 International G.I.Joe Convention (New Orleans, LA) exclusive The Oktober Guard - Operation: Bear Trap box set from the Official G.I. Joe Collectors' Club. The set included four Iron Grenadiers (v9) as well as Colonel Brekhov (v3), Daina (v2), Horror Show (v2), Iron Bear, two Iron Grenadiers (v10), two Iron Grenadiers (v11), Schrage (v2), Stormavik (v2), and Voltar (v2).

The boxed set also included a comic, a pin, and a certificate of authenticity.

The Oktober Guard - Operation: Bear Trap box set was given a second production run later that fall; those that ordered this reissue set received it early 2013.

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Accessories

Iron Grenadiers came with a brown and yellow sash, a silver and gold sword, a gray submachine gun, a gold pistol, and a black display stand.

Filecard Information

File Name: Various
Birthplace: Various
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Sales & Acquisitions
Motto: "There is no better motivation than a one million dollar bonus to the man who captures the OKTOBER GUARD General!"

IRON GRENADIERS are DESTRO's elite ground forces, the backbone of his personal army. Lured from the world's finest military institutions by the promise of wealth and power, DESTRO delivers both to those skilled enough and greedy enough to make the cut. Intensely trained in both economics and warfare, they are equally prepared to sell M.A.R.S. (Military Armaments Research Systems) weaponry to even the most reticent customer, or use those same arms to utterly conquer them.

IRON GRENADIER troopers are capable of infiltrating anywhere virtually undetected. Each soldier is a highly trained commando with expertise in explosives, small arms, and hand-to-hand combat. No other mercenary group in the world wants them because of their history of turning on their superiors. Only SERGEANT MAJOR DUNCAN's strict discipline keeps them from challenging his authority.

Variations

Iron Grenadier (v9) was available both boxed and bagged.

The reissued box set came with a different certificate of authenticity, and the tacks on the pin are set higher. In addition, the reissued Iron Grenadier (v9) features a significantly different shade of red and a slightly different shade of gold on the accessories.

Body Construction

Iron Grenadier (version 9) was created using the head of Iron Grenadier (v6) (2008), the right arm and upper left arm of Cobra Commander (v24) (2007), the left hand of Cobra Commander (v35) (2008), the torso and waist of Cobra Commander (v39) (2009), and the legs of Cobra Commander (v28) (2008).

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Original Retail: $345.00
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