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Series: Ten (1991)
Cesspool was released carded as part of the tenth series (1991) as part of the Eco-Warriors subset. He was discontinued domestically in 1992.
It was common practice for Hasbro to name and/or sculpt G.I.Joe characters after real-life individuals. Cesspool was given the real name "Vincent D'Alleva" - the Hasbro executive that oversaw the G.I.Joe division at that time.
Cesspool came with a gold and orange helmet (the breather piece is removable), a gold chainsaw, a blue rifle (that could fire water), a blue and orange backpack (that held the water), and an orange hose that attached the rifle and backpack.
Instructions how to use the water-firing weapon were printed on the cardback behind the action figure.
No variations of Cesspool (v1) are known to exist.
Cesspool's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
Like all the Eco-Warriors figures, spots on Cesspool were covered with a special color-change plastic. When the figure was hit with water, the plastic changed colors to simulate "battle damage."
In Brazil, Cesspool was recolored and sold as Poluicao.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Cesspool (v1).
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Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #317
Tomart's Guide: #GI6605
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
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