DESTRO'S ANTI-TANK SPECIALIST
Series: Nine (1990)
Metal-Head was released carded as part of the ninth series (1990). He was discontinued domestically in 1991.
Metal-Head came with a light gray helmet, a light gray backpack with frame, a light gray missile launcher (that attached to the backpack frame, making it his backpack), a light gray pistol, two light gray leg missile packs, six yellow missiles, and two black hoses.
METAL-HEAD is a walking anti-tank weapon! He can launch high-explosive missiles from his backpack racks or from his "hip-swivel" holster tubes and guide them to their objectives on a laser beam, without the use of his hands or his feet. His voice-activated weapons' command system is made up of circuits and targeting computer modules built into various components of his blast suit. All he has to do is make visual contact with the target, let the computer "read" the range, plot the trajectory, wait for the green light to flash, then yell "bang" to complete the firing sequence.
"The real targeting computer is upstairs in his brain, and it doesn't have an 'off' switch. This guy is so wrapped-up with his work that even when he sits down for dinner he's preparing for battle. He tests his visual acquisition sensors by locking onto the mash potatoes as they are passed from one end of the table to the other. He calculates wind deflection by observing how the steam rises off the meat loaf. He even measures the diameter of the green peas, seeing them as micro-targets. If he looks you straight in the eye, you'll feel as if you have a bullseye on your forehead."
There are two versions of Metal-Head. On one, the pegs on his legs are thin and narrow. On the other version, the pegs on his legs are thicker. These changes are depicted below - along with the different sized holes in Metal-Head's missile launchers that reflect the differently sized pegs.
Metal-Head's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
Metal-Head was released in India in different colors and with different accessories.
Metal-Head was released in the France and Europe with the accessories of Cobra Commander (v4), including the launcher in gold.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Metal-Head (v1).
Original Retail: $2.55
Hasbro Product: 6571
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #275
Tomart's Guide: #GI6327
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 162 (1st Ed.), Pg. 218 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a