SCRAP IRON (v1)
COBRA ANTI-ARMOR SPECIALIST
Series: Three (1984)
Scrap Iron was released carded as part of the third series (1984). He was also sold in 1985, then was discontinued domestically in 1986.
Scrap Iron came with a five piece missile system, a black remote activator, two red missiles, a black RAR pistol.
Of the five piece missile system, two pieces snapped together to form the launcher of the missile system, while the other three pieces formed the legs and base of the system.
Primary Specialty: Tank Destroyer
It is believed that Scrap-Iron is a product designer for Destro's armaments company. Carries out initial field testing on all new armor piercing munitions and sub-munitions. Area of specialization is remote-launched, laser-guided, rocket-propelled piezo-electric fused anti-tank weapons. These weapons are categorized beyond the "smart" stage and are known by the nomenclature: "brilliant."*
"Scrap-Iron is methodical and precise. Imperfection in any form repels him. Perhaps that's why he wants to blow up the world."
*Current state-of-the-art Mil-Tech terminology.
The remote activator can be found with a thick handle or a thin handle.
Scrap Iron's body mold was mostly made up of original parts. His arms and lower portion of his legs were recolored and used from Airborne (1983).
Scrap Iron's legs were used in some versions of Steel Brigade action figures, and the head,torso, and waist were used in making Scrap Iron (v2) (2004).
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).
Scrap-Iron was released in Canada in dual-language packaging.
In India in 1988, Scrap Iron was released with slight paint differences. India also used Scrap-Iron's lower arms in a release of Ozone. A very rare figure has been found with the body of Scrap Iron in a red uniform and the head of Zap as Cross Country. Cross Country was a promotional Complan Commando figure produced for Complan Chocolate Health Drink.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Scrap Iron (v1).
Original Retail: $2.25
Hasbro Product: 6431
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-84002
Desimone Guide: #50
Tomart's Guide: #GI5251
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 39 (1st Ed.), Pg. 59 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a