BIG BEN (v7)
SPECIAL ACTION FORCE COMMANDO
Series: Thirty-One (2015)
Big Ben (version 7) was released was released in the sixth shipment of the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club Figure Subscription Service volume 3. He shipped with Crimson Guard Immortal (v3) and Frostbite (v14).
The Figure Subscription Service figures were given a number: Big Ben was number 3-11.
Big Ben came with two green and gold bandoliers, a green and gold backpack, a green and red satchel, a gray and black machine gun with gray bipod, a silver grenade launcher, a silver and green machete, two silver grenades, and a black display stand.
SN: AF 391080
Grade: Staff Sergeant
Birthplace: Burford, England
Primary Specialty: Deep Insertion Commando Operations
Secondary Specialty: Escape & Evasion
Growing up in the rolling hills of the English Cotswolds, BIG BEN spent most of his childhood outdoors, often without consent, leading to many games of "cat & mouse" with local search efforts. Needing discipline, BIG BEN joined the British Army's Second Battalion, Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) which led to the Mountain Troops of the 22 Special Air Service (SAS), the British equivalent of American Special Forces. He received initial training at Bradbury Lines Barracks in Hereford and likely participated in various covert and rescue operations in the Former Eastern Bloc, Gulf and Afghanistan before attracting the attention of the Special Action Force (S.A.F.) team.
BIG BEN is part of the Special Operations Force unit responsible for unconventional high-risk missions, usually behind enemy lines for long periods of time. He roots out and provides reconnaissance and surveillance of COBRA/RED SHADOW encampments. He is self sufficient, acting alone or as part of an initial strike force, creating disruption and assisting Forward Air Control.
From Captain "Eagle" Buckingham's Files:
"Smooth operations that are over in a matter of minutes or hours are the result of many weeks or months of preparation. If operations become a snafu, BIG BEN is the best we have to help escape a Hot Zone unscathed."
No variations of Big Ben (v7) are known to exist.
Big Ben (version 7) was created using the torso of Dusty (v12) (2008), the waist and arms of Duke (v33) (2009), the hands of G.I. Joe Trooper (v2a) (2012) and G.I. Joe Trooper (v2b) (2012), the legs of Dusty (v14) (2010), and a new head.
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 (v7).
Original Retail: $52.50 (Subscription Shipment), $38.00 (Retail)
Product Number: 07-37-15
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