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BUZZER (v1)

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1985-BUZZER-01

Series: Four (1985)

Buzzer was first released as part of the fourth series (1985). He was also available in 1986 and was discontinued in 1987.

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Accessories

Buzzer came with a silver backpack frame, a silver gas can, a silver diamond toothed chain saw, and a silver nunchuka axe.

Filecard Information

File Name: Dick Blinken (Richard Blinken-Smythe)
Birthplace: Cambridge, England

Buzzer was an extreme left-wing Cambridge sociology don who went to Australia to research the biker gang phenomenon only to be transformed into the very subject of his research. Years of intellectual displeasure caused repressed psychotic anger, manifested in an intense desire to chainsaw apart the expensive geegaws of technological society.

Specialty and M.O.*: A scavenger of the swamps, Buzzer can cut through steel, wrought iron and any metal (except armor plate) with his diamond-toothed chain saw.
*Modus Operandi

Variations

There are multiple versions of Buzzer's filecard.

The original beige version of Buzzer's filecard described that Buzzer "went to Australia to research the biker gang-phenomenon only to be transformed into the very object of his research" and that "Years of intellectual displeasure caused repressed psychotic anger".

This was quickly stickered over with a passage that reiterated Buzzer "went to Australia to research the biker gang-phenomenon only to be transformed into the very object of his research" - but changed the later text to say "Years of intellectual displeasure and extreme indignation at society's two-faced morality."

The third version of the filecard contained the same text, but was now printed on the card.

The fourth version of Buzzer's filecard, released in 1986 in gray, further changed the text and described that Buzzer "went to Australia for a short respite only to find himself -- one year later -- transformed into a vexated wanderer."

It is unclear which version of the filecard is more difficult to find.

Body Construction

Buzzer's body is completely original - all new body parts.

Note that Buzzer's head only turns left and right - it does not have the head "ball" that allowed a figure's head to swivel back and forth. Other figures from this series had the new head "ball." It's clear that this figure was designed in 1984.

International Releases

Buzzer was released in Europe on Action Force cards.

Takara released Buzzer in Japan.

In India, Buzzer was released in slightly darker colors and in drastically different red colors.

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 Buzzer (v1).

Original Retail: $2.29
Product Number: 6433
Lee's Guide: GIJ-85008
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 51 (1st Ed.), Pg. 84 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #54
Tomart's Guide: #GI5377
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a

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