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SLICE (v1)

COBRA NINJA SWORDSMAN 

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1992-SLICE-01

Series: Eleven (1992)

Slice was released carded as part of the eleventh series (1992) as part of the Ninja Force subset. He was discontinued domestically in 1993.

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Accessories

Slice came with a butterfly knife, a black heavy sword, and a black figure stand.

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Motto: "I fear no mortal man in face-to-face combat, but my sword cuts easiest from behind!"

Captured Cobra documents indicate that SLICE may be a renegade Ninja from STORM SHADOW'S very own clan! It is believed that Slice created his own evil sword technique by observing the battle strategies of scorpions and adapting the movement into a backhand sword-slash that he calls the "Scorpion Slash." He's an expert with all edged weapons, small hand guns and explosives, and enjoys working with the Cobra Ninja cohort, named DICE! Slice can usually be found driving the Cobra Parasite when he's not in his martial arts studio.

1. Jab hock heavy sword
2. Wide butterfly battle knife
3. Ninja leather shin guard
4. Full face cloaking mask
5. Super slash stiletto
• Four-point, quick-flick throwing star

Variations

Some versions of Slice have been found with small notches at the bottom of the torso to keep the figure's waist from turning all the way around. Others have no notches and have a rounded lower torso like regular figures. Neither variant is harder to find than the other.

Body Construction

Slice's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.

Slice's entire mold was re-used in 1993 to create Slice (v2), in 1994 to create Shadow Ninjas Slice (v3), and in 2002 to create Slice (v4). Except for the head, the body mold was used in 1993 to create Street Fighter 2 Ryu and Ryu (v2).

Like all the Ninja Force figures, Slice's body was designed with a "real ninja move." Slice's spring-loaded right arm could be pushed back, then released, causing it to spring forward in a punching motion.

Note that Slice has two cloth ribbons attached to his right hip.

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 Slice (v1).

Original Retail: $2.65
Hasbro Product: 6735
RAHC: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #328
Tomart's Guide: #GI6749
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 198 (1st Ed.), Pg. 251 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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