Series: Four (1985)
Torch was first released as part of the fourth series (1985). He was also available in 1986 and was discontinued in 1987.
Torch came with silver BP-47 tanks and a silver acetylene torch.
Birthplace: Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Subject was remanded to Borstal* at age fourteen. Escaped and went to sea in the Merchant Marine where he learned the use of the cutting torch. Later rode with the Melbourne Maulers M.C.**
Torch is an illiterate, unrepentant thug whose penchant for sudden and unexpected violence is matched only by the utter depth of his stupidity.
Specialty and M.O.***: Works with Oxy-Acetylene torch as a general cutter mostly on remodeling stolen cars and occasional safe crackings. Scavenges the swamps for fun and profit.
There at least are three versions of Torch's filecard. The first filecard, released in 1985, is tan and contains the text, Later rode with the Melbourne Maulers M.C.** and **Motorcycle Club. The second filecard was also released in 1985, but omits the "Motorcycle Club" text. The third filecard, released in 1986, is gray and also omits the "Motorcycle Club" text. It is unclear which - if any - version is more difficult to find.
Torch's body is completely original - all new body parts.
Note that Torch'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.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Torch (v1).
Original Retail: $2.29
Hasbro Product: 6435
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-85007
Desimone Guide: #53
Tomart's Guide: #GI5375
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 53 (1st Ed.), Pg. 87 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a