LONG ARM (v1)
FIRST STRIKE SPECIALIST
Series: Twelve (1993)
Long Arm was released carded as part of the twelfth series (1993). The 1993 Battle Corps figures were numbered 1 through 36 - Long Arm was number 31.
Long Arm 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.
Long Arm came with an orange helmet, two red guns, a red knife, a red shield (that attached to the missile launcher), a black missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), two red missiles, and a red figure stand.
Except for the missile launcher and helmet, all of Long Arm's accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
Birthplace: Boulder Creek, California
Primary Specialty: Initial Assault
Secondary Specialty: Offensive Tactician
Motto: "I'm always the first one into the firefight, but I wouldn't have it any other way."
When the time comes to hit the evil Cobra empire and hit them hard, the first strike always comes from LONG ARM. He has a reputation for being the first man in and the last one out. He kicks doors off their hinges and charges right in to capture Headhunters, but he's got to keep a sharp eye out for cross fire because while they're shooting at him from the front, the Battle Corps team is blasting their way in from behind. Talk about being "sandwiched" between a rock and a hard place, if he wasn't so fast, he'd be lunch meat!
1. Folding, climate controlled enclosure helmet with shatter-proof face shield
2. Two, XJT baseball grenades
3. Computer controlled suit climate regulator and face shield defogger
4. Armor plated foot/shin guards
5. Two pineapple grenades
6. Easy access ammo pouch
7. Blast resistant, "first strike" battle suit
8. Missile launching Mega-Blaster with shield
No variations of Long Arm (v1) are known to exist.
Long Arm's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
Note the unusual construction of Long Arm's chestpiece, which is molded to allow the helmet to snap onto it.
In Australia, Long Arm was released on D.E.F. packaging instead of Battle Corps packaging.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Long Arm (v1).
Original Retail: $3.99
Hasbro Product: 6761
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #413
Tomart's Guide: #GI7058
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 215 (1st Ed.), Pg. 268 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a