Series: Six (1987)
Mercer was first released as part of the sixth series (1987) in a special Sgt. Slaughter's Renegades three-pack along with Red Dog and Taurus. The set was also available in 1988 and was discontinued in 1989.
Mercer came with a black backpack and a light gray .45 caliber pistol with silencer.
Birthplace: Spencer, West Virginia
Primary Specialty: Small Arms Armorer
Pay Grade: E-5 (equivalent)
The Renegades don't answer to anyone but themselves. They don't officially exist. They can function with very little restraint but if they are compromised, they're on their own.
Mercer was the only Cobra Viper that ever defected to the Joes and survived. He had joined Cobra for the adventure and the promise of material gain but soon grew disaffected with the Cobra philosophy. He escaped Cobra island by hot-wiring a hydrofoil and outrunning his pursuers across the Gulf of Mexico. Mercer is proficient with all Cobra small arms and explosive devices.
"Mercer found his true home with the Renegades. He gets three meals a day, a warm place to sleep and a chance to shoot at Cobras!
No variations of Mercer (v1) are known to exist.
Mercer's body is completely original - all new body parts.
In the United Kingdom and Europe, Mercer was released individually carded.
Versions of Mercer
In 2011, Mercer was renamed "Mercenary." So while there are multiple names, they are all based on the character "Mercer." Note that Mercer (v2) has a different file name.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Mercer (v1).
Original Retail: $7.30
Hasbro Product: 6153
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-87201
Desimone Guide: #151
Tomart's Guide: #GI5766a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 87 (1st Ed.), Pg. 140 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a