INFANTRY SQUAD LEADER
Series: Twenty Nine (2013)
Grunt (version 13) was released in the fifth shipment of the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club Figure Subscription Service volume 1. He shipped with Cover Girl (v3).
The Figure Subscription Service figures were given a number: Grunt was number 1-06.
Grunt came with a tan helmet, black webgear, a brown and black glider backpack, two gray rifles, a gray pistol, a gray and silver knife, and a black display stand.
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Glider Pilot
Motto: "You have to lead your troops by setting the example right on the battlefield, not by barking out orders from behind them!"
It might seem paradoxical to have a general infantry trooper in a special missions force, but GRUNT is no ordinary soldier. Even in an army of thousands, GENERAL HAWK took notice and saw in GRUNT the consummate soldier. GRUNT was always the backbone of every unit to which he was assigned and exceeded expectations in countless operations. This type of outstanding service record led to GRUNT being chosen as one of the original members during the formation of the G.I. JOE team. On DUKE's advisement, he left the service to pursue a degree in electrical engineering, and tried his hand at life in the mundane business world. However, when it became clear the evil menace was stronger than ever, he reenlisted to get back to fighting COBRA.
GRUNT believes that constant training and education are the keys to staying one step ahead of the enemy, and he constantly qualifies himself with the latest infantry weapons and equipment. To that end, on rare occasions he will strap on a personal winged glider backpack for silent attacks into enemy territory, though he prefers to keep his boots in the mud.
Grunt was available with or without paint on his neck.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Grunt (v13).
Original Retail: $49.00 (Subscription Shipment), $37.50 (Retail)
Hasbro Product: 06-05-13
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a