DOG HANDLER (K-9)
Series: Three (1984)
Mutt was released carded as part of the third series (1984). He was also sold in 1985, then was discontinued domestically in 1986.
Mutt came with a black helmet [see VARIATIONS below], a black face mask, a black Ingram Mac-11 submachine gun with silencer, a black night stick, a black leash, and a black dog named "Junkyard."
Note that Junkyard has brown paint sprayed along his underside.
Birthplace: Iselin, New Jersey
Primary Specialty: Dog Handler
Secondary Specialty: Infantry
Dog's Name: JUNKYARD
Mutt is a natural with animals. He likes them and they like him. The problem is that he gets along better with dogs than he does with humans. Graduated Jungle Warfare Training School. Attached as a cadre to Special Ops School and as advisor to Security and Enforcement Committee. Qualified expert: M-16; M-14; M-1911A1 Auto Pistol; MAC-11.
"If you're sitting next to Mutt in the mess hall, don't try filching anything from his tray-he'll bite your leg off!"
There are two versions of Mutt's helmet - one version has holes drilled in the sides and the other version does not have holes.
Some releases of Mutt feature brighter brown paint on his paints. The exact nature of this variation is unknown at this time, though speculation suggests this could be a European variant of the figure.
Mutt's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.
Mutt's entire mold was re-used in 1989 for the Slaughters Marauders Mutt (v2).
Mutt's thighs (or upper legs) were recolored and re-used to create Dr. Mindbender (1986).
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 the United Kingdom and Europe, Mutt was released on Action Force cards. In 1991, Mutt would be recolored and released as a European exclusive Mutt.
In Brazil in 1986, Mutt was released as Cão Bravio, Codename: Mastim.
In Mexico, Auriken would release Mutt boxed with the Anti-Aircraft Gun.
Versions of Mutt
In 2005, Mutt was renamed "Sgt. Mutt," and was renamed "Mutt" in 2008. So while there are multiple names, they are all based on the character "Mutt."
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Mutt (v1).
Original Retail: $2.25
Product Number: 6416
Lee's Guide: GIJ-84010
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 36 (1st Ed.), Pg. 54 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #47
Tomart's Guide: #GI5263
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a