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ZAP (v2)

   

GROUND ARTILLERY SOLDIER 

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1991-ZAP-02

Series: Ten (1991)

Zap (version 2) was first released carded as part of the tenth series (1991) as part of the Super Sonic Fighters subset. He was discontinued domestically in 1992.

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Accessories

Zap came with a gray helmet, a gray sonic backpack that made four electronic battle sounds (it included three 357a button size batteries), a small gray backpack gun (that attached to the backpack), a gray double barreled rocket launcher, a gray sonic rocket launcher, a gray muzzle (that attached to the sonic rocket launcher), and a black figure stand.

Instructions on how to assemble the accessories were printed on the cardback behind the action figure.

Filecard Information

File Name: Melendez, Rafael J.
SN: 633-9807-RM44*
Grade: E-6 (Staff Sergeant)
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Primary Specialty: Combat Engineer
Secondary Specialty: Infantry

One of the original G.I. Joe team members from the very inception, Zap has a reputation for coolness under fire and a totally professional attitude. He is the team specialist in infantry portable, armor-defeating, high-explosive projectile delivery systems, which is to say, that if it's a weapon that a grunt can carry, and it can knock out a tank, Zap has probably got one. When he heard the Sonic Fighters were looking for someone with the battlefield savvy to man some of the most powerful ground artillery ever made, ZAP said, "Me first!"

"Zap is a square, in the best, old-fashioned sense of the word. He can look you straight in the eye and not flinch, because he's got nothing to be ashamed of and nothing to hide. Does this make him a better soldier? Not TECHNICALLY, but it certainly makes him a person you'd want to soldier with."

Assigned Armaments: 40mm XM179 Lightweight Grenade Launcher, and 3.5in XM20 Surface-to-Surface Double-Barrelled Rocket Launcher. Weapons Qualification: expert

*Zap's security number has been specially modified to prevent breaches in G.I. Joe Security.

Variations

Zap came with two different types of accessories - gray or silver. The examples are depicted below. It is not known which, if any, variant is more difficult to find.

Featured In

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

Body Construction

Zap's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures. Zap's torso, waist, arms and legs were used to make Major Bludd (v5) (2003.

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 Zap (v2).

Original Retail: $5.29
Product Number: 6598
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 183 (1st Ed.), Pg. 237 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #321
Tomart's Guide: #GI6667
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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