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TOPSIDE (v2)

G.I. JOE NAVY SECURITY 

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-2013-TOPSIDE-02

Series: Twenty Nine (2013)

Topside (version 2) was released in the third shipment of the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club Figure Subscription Service volume 1. He shipped with Big Boa (v2).

The Figure Subscription Service figures were given a number: Topside was number 1-03.

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Accessories

Topside came with a gray helmet, and orange life vest, a gray submachine gun, a gray pistol, a bray baton, a gray handle attached to a gray hook with black string, and a black display stand.

Packaging Information

Filecard Information

File Name: Blanchet, John
SN: 692-8812-HO89
Grade: E-6
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Primary Specialty: Navy Security
Secondary Specialty: Telecommunications Specialist (CTR)
Motto: "I train for the impossible so the impossible never happens."

TOPSIDE grew up on a small Indiana farm where he helped his father raise champion show pigs. After winning numerous county fair awards for his pets, he quickly gained the reputation as Fort Wayne's Hog Master. At the age of 20, he decided to leave the farm in search of a more exciting career with an ocean view. TOPSIDE enlisted in the Navy and took to the lifestyle surprisingly well for a land lubber. He received on-the-job training in military law enforcement, eventually rating Master-at-Arms. He served as head of security on a ship that transported a G.I. JOE covert team to a mission site. After their deployment, he continued to monitor enemy transmissions and saved them from an impending ambush. Because of his boldness and ability to look danger in the eye, he was offered a spot on the G.I. JOE team.

TOPSIDE knows that catching COBRA is like wrestling a greased pig in the dark. Lucky for him, that is his specialty. He's proven many times that the bigger they are, the harder they fall. However, that may not be the case when he encounters one of the COBRA organization's toughest training instructors.

Variations

No variations of Topside (v2) are known to exist.

Featured In

Topside was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.

Body Construction

Topside (version 2) was created using the body of Shipwreck (v13) (2009) with a new head.

Reference Information

The below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Topside (v2).

Original Retail: $49.00 (Subscription Shipment), $37.50 (Retail)
Hasbro Product: 04-11-13
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
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