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Series: Twelve (1993)
Gristle was released carded as part of the twelfth series (1993). The 1993 Battle Corps figures were numbered 1 through 36 - Gristle was number 32.
Gristle was intended to be part of the 1993 assortment of D.E.F. (Drug Elimination Force) subset. However, Hasbro decided not to release any D.E.F. toys in 1993 and instead repackaged them as Battle Corps toys.
He was discontinued domestically in 1994.
Gristle came with two maroon rifles, a maroon knife, a yellow missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), two maroon missiles, and a maroon figure stand.
Except for the missile launcher, all of Gristle's accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
No variations of Gristle (v1) are known to exist.
Gristle's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
In Australia, Gristle was released on D.E.F. packaging instead of Battle Corps packaging.
In Brazil, Gristle was repainted and released as Vandalo.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Gristle (v1).
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Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #414
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