Series: Twelve (1993)
Budo (version 2) was available mail-order in 1993 as part of the International Action Force four pack. The International Action Force set included Big Bear (v2), Big Ben (v2), and Spirit (v4).
The set was discontinued domestically in 1994.
Budo came with a blue and orange helmet, a silver sword, and a black figure stand.
The silver ornamental piece on top of Budo's helmet can be removed with some effort, but is not intended to be removable.
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 Budo (v2) are known to exist.
Budo's entire mold was originally used in 1988 to create Budo.
Note that there is a red hook on Budo's waist. The hook supports Budo's sword.
Versions of Budo
A version of Budo was supposed to be released in 1995 as part of the Ninja Commandos but was never released. However, the mold was re-used in 1996 to create the Mortal Kombat Movie Edition of Shang Tsung.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Budo (v2).
Original Retail: $15.95 and 3 Flag Points
Product Number: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 231 (1st Ed.), Pg. 284 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #470
Tomart's Guide: #GI7112
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a