DESTRO'S ELITE TROOPER
Series: Eight (1989)
Annihilator was first released carded as part of the eighth series (1989). He was also sold in 1990, then was discontinued domestically in 1991.
Annihilator came with a black hand gun, a gray helicopter backpack, a two piece gray helicopter blade and post, a black machine gun (that attached to the backpack), and a black handle (that attached to the backpack).
ANNIHILATORS are DESTRO's personal bodyguards and elite airborne assault troops. They can be deployed by sea, air and land "take-off" with their mini-turbine Heli-packs on their backs and descend upon their target like armored locusts. Annihilators are recruited from the ranks of the Iron Grenadiers. As part of their indoctrination into the Annihilator Corps, they must serve an apprenticeship as hard-sell telephone solicitors, procuring sales for Destro's M.A.R.S.* armaments corporation. Not only does this help to increase Destro's coffers, but it also reinforces their tenacity and ruthlessness!
"Annihilators don't get medals, they get shares of stock in M.A.R.S. and active participation in Destro's profit sharing plan! These guys are the ultimate specialists in hostile takeovers!"
*Military Armaments Research System
The copyright stamp on the figure states either "Made in Hong Kong" or "Made in China."
There are two versions of Annihilator's filecard. One version of the filecard has the Cobra logo, the other version says "The Enemy."
Annihilator's body is completely original - all new body parts.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Annihilator (v1).
Original Retail: $2.99
Hasbro Product: 6548
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-89007
Desimone Guide: #244
Tomart's Guide: #GI6131
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 139 (1st Ed.), Pg. 194 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a