S.A.F. EXPERIMENTAL WEAPONS
Series: Thirty (2014)
Bombardier was released in the fifth shipment of the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club Figure Subscription Service volume 2. He shipped with Keel-Haul (v3).
The Figure Subscription Service figures were given a number: Keel-Haul was number 2-09.
Bombardier came with a gray helmet, a blue visor, a black and silver belt, two gray rifles, a spring-loaded missile launcher, a two-part mini-drone, a black missile, and a gray display stand.
SN: AF 318008
Birthplace: Coalville, United Kingdom
Primary Specialty: Weapons Development
Secondary Specialty: Experimental Ordnance
BOMBARDIER would have graduated at the top of his class in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the Imperial College, London, had he not obliterated half of the William Penny Laboratory in an after-hours project. His reputation led to an appointment for Defence Science & Technology at Porton Down, where he excelled in the weapons programme and started creating robotic drones.
Following capture by the RED SHADOWS in a raid, he was forced to work for The Black Major after witnessing all but one of his family members tortured and executed. A later Special Action Force (SAF) rescue operation tragically revealed the last family member was in fact a sleeper agent that still remains at large. BOMBARDIER was then recruited into the Special Weapons Force, which develops much of the equipment used in S.A.F. operations.
From Captain "Skip" Campbell's Files:
"Bombardier bears the psychological scars of his incarceration. He has managed to pass every medical examination, but there have been fleeting moments of rage, paranoia or fear. Although there have been several requests to attach him to other units, I want to be there to help him if the situation arises."
No variations of Bombardier (v1) are known to exist.
Bombardier was created using the entire mold of Sgt. Flash (v2) (2008).
Versions of Bombardier
This was the only version of Bombardier produced.
This character is based on the unproduced Bombardier, a figure intended for the proposed "Special Weapons Force" branch of Palitoy's Action Force line from the United Kingdom and other Western European countries.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Bombardier (v1).
Original Retail: $51.00 (Subscription Shipment), $37.50 (Retail)
Product Number: 3-31-14
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: n/a
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a