Login
3 3/4" Figures    By Year    1988 Figures    Alphabetical    WHOBIT    Convention    Sub-Teams   
x

CHARBROIL (v1)

FLAMETHROWER 

My Collection Status
I Have It
I Want It
Go To My Collection

YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1988-CHARBROI-01

Series: Seven (1988)

Charbroil was released carded as part of the seventh series (1988). He was also sold in 1989 and discontinued domestically in 1990.

2 For Sale
|
1021 People Have It
|
127 People Want It
|
Contribute!

Accessories

Charbroil came with a silver and red thermo-insulated oxygenated helmet, a silver pressurized thermochemical backpack (with a hologram glued on), a silver flamethrower, and a large thick black "flame-retardant" hose that attached the flamethrower to the backpack.

Filecard Information

File Name: Shannon, Carl G.
SN: 247-40-4109
Grade: E-4
Birthplace: Blackduck, Minnesota
Primary Specialty: Flame Weapons Specialist
Secondary Specialty: Small Arms Armorer

As a childhood chore, CharBroil was made to heat the water pipes in the family basement with a blowtorch to keep them from freezing and bursting in the winter. As a teenager, he worked in the mills on the Great Lakes, feeding coal into blast furnaces. When the recruiting sergeant asked him what type of job he was interested in, he replied, "What have you got with open flames?"

"Flame weapons are scary to the max. Why do you think he wears that asbestos suit? That tank on his back is full of jellied gasoline. Know what happens if a hot tracer round hits that? You wanna be standing next to him? For a flamethrower specialist, he's a pretty nice guy but with that thing on his back, he isn't going to win a popularity contest in the middle of a firefight.

Variations

Charbroil was available in two different eye colors. One version has orange eyes that match this hair color, the other version has black eyes. Neither version is more difficult to find than the other.

Featured In

Charbroil was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.

Body Construction

Charbroil's body parts are original - all new body parts.

Charbroil's entire mold was re-used and re-colored to create Night Force Charbroil (v2).

Charbroil's head is very similar to the head used to create Knockdown (1987) - but the nose, mouth, and temple were modified to create Charbroil's head.

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 Charbroil (v1).

Original Retail: $2.55
Hasbro Product: 6518
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-88011
Desimone Guide: #192
Tomart's Guide: #GI5880
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 106 (1st Ed.), Pg. 160 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
Toynk...Click Here!
SmallJoes...Click Here!
Big Bad Toy Store...Click Here!
Guru-Planet...Click Here!
Big Boy Collectibles...Click Here!
Toy Dorks...Click Here!
Indie Collectibles...Click Here!
Toynk...Click Here!
The ToySource...Click Here!
ToyWiz...Click Here!
Cotswold Collectibles...Click Here!
The ToySource...Click Here!