BIG BEN (v2)
Series: Twelve (1993)
Big Ben (version 2) was available mail-order in 1993 as part of the International Action Force four-pack. The International Action Force set also included Big Bear (v2), Budo (v2), and Spirit (v4).
The set was discontinued domestically in 1994.
Note that in the DeSimone Guides, this figure is incorectly numbered 471. It is, in actuality, number 472.
Big Ben came with a black rifle and a black figure stand.
There comes a time when the power of evil becomes so threatening to world peace that global leaders must join together to stop its impending danger; Cobra is just such an evil. An international force of G.I. Joe combat specialists have been called upon to hit Cobra and hit them hard! Russia is represented by BIG BEAR, an anti-armor specialist who loves to blow up Cobra tanks. From England comes BIG BEN, an expert in subversive operations and enemy infiltration. Japan has sent BUDO, one of its greatest samurai warriors who plans on slicing Cobra into tiny peaces of snake meat. SPIRIT, a Native American also joins the team from his home in Arizona, where he was called for duty to track down and eliminate Cobra Dreadnoks. World peace must be upheld and Cobra evil must be stopped...TODAY!
No variations of Big Ben (v2) are known to exist.
Big Ben's entire mold was originally used in 1991 to create Big Ben. The mold was later used to create Big Ben (v3) (2000) and Big Ben (v4) (2002).
The chest and arms were recolored and re-used in 2001 to create Crossfire.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Big Ben (v2).
Original Retail: $15.95 and 3 Flag Points
Product Number: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #471 (actually 472)
Tomart's Guide: n/a
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a