Series: Three (1984)
Blowtorch was first released carded as part of the third series (1984). He was available in 1985 and was discontinued domestically in 1986.
Blowtorch came with a light green flamethrower, a yellow backpack, a yellow helmet, and a yellow airmask.
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
Primary Specialty: Infantry Special Weapons
Secondary Specialty: Small-Arms Armorer
There are two versions of the Blowtorch action figure. One version of Blowtorch has dark eyes and eyebrows - matching the dark color of his hair. The other version has very light eyes and eyebrows. Neither version is more difficult to find than the other.
There are two versions of Blowtorch's flamethrower. One is made of hard, rigid plastic. The other version is made of softer plastic and is slightly larger. It is unclear which - if any - version is more difficult to find.
There are also two versions of Blowtorch's helmet. One version has holes in the helmet - the other does not. The version with holes is slightly more difficult to find than the other.
Blowtorch was made up of entirely original parts. Note that the end of the airmask fits into the hole in Blowtorch's torso.
Note that the figure's head only turns left and right - it does not allow the head to look up and down. The heads only turned left and right until the the swivel ball head that was introduced in 1985 (Series Four).
In Europe, Blowtorch was sold carded in the mid-80s on Action Force cards. In Brazil, Blowtorch was sold in 1986 as Lança Chamas, Codename: Tocha.
In Argentina, Blowtorch's mold (except for the waistpiece) was recolored in blue and silver to create T.N.T., he was recolored green, brown, and silver to create Backstop, and in red and yellow as Antorcha.
Versions of Blowtorch (v1)
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Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #41
Tomart's Guide: #GI5253
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