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OVERKILL (v1)

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1992-OVERKILL-01

Series: Eleven (1992)

Overkill was released carded as part of the eleventh series (1992) as part of the Talking Battle Commanders. He was discontinued domestically in 1993.

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Accessories

Overkill came with a red right hand, a red claw attachment, a hand-held red rifle/cannon, and a black figure stand.

The red backpack was permanently attached to the back of the figure and could not be removed (except with a screwdriver, see BODY CONSTRUCTION below). The backpack had 3 buttons that would play battle commands: BATS attack!, Wipe Out!, and Destroy!. The fourth button played an electronic combat sound. The backpack ran on three A-76 button size batteries - included with the figure.

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OVERKILL began as an experimental prototype for the third generation of B.A.T.s, but because of his advanced micro-computers and enhanced tactical logic programs, the cost projections were too high for profitable mass-production. He might have continued to gather dust on a shelf in the Cobra research labs if COBRA COMMANDER hadn't decided to utilize him as a battlefield commander for the android troopers. It was Cobra Commander's idea to add a voice synthesizer program to repeat demoralizing slogans at deafening volumes. Overkill's primary job is to operate the destructive Cobra Earthquake battle vehicle.

1. Opening chest plate reveals two .50-caliber machine guns
2. Infrared night scope eye; telescopic analyzer eye
3. Oxygen regulator mask
4. Turbo hydraulic legs
5. Sophisticated strength activation system in arms
6. Techno-cerebral intelligence
7. Mind control, memory drain unit
• Shin-based, fuel porta-packs
• Hidden, leg-based flamethrower
• Psychic sensor backpack

Variations

No variations of Overkill (v1) are known to exist.

Featured In

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

Body Construction

Overkill's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures. The entire mold was used to create Over Kill (v4) (2003).

Overkill's chest piece opens up to reveal a small red weapon.

Note that Overkill's right arm lacks a right hand. The right hand is an accessory that can be removed and replaced with the gun attachment.

Also note that the backpack is not easily removable. To remove the backpack, the backpack needs to be opened by unscrewing the four visible screws. Once the backpack is opened, inside are three long screws that attach the backpack to the figure.

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 Overkill (v1).

Original Retail: $5.99
Product Number: 6754
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 184 (1st Ed.), Pg. 255 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #313
Tomart's Guide: #GI6557
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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