TIGER FORCE DEMOLITIONS
Series: Thirty-One (2015)
Wreckage (version 2) was released as part of the 2015 International G.I.Joe Convention (Springfield, IL) exclusive TIGER FORCE vs. IRON GRENADIERS box set from the Official G.I. Joe Collectors' Club. The set included Sgt. Stalker, Dial-Tone, Big Brawler, Recondo, Edwin “Lifeline” Steen, General Mayhem, Metal-Head, Undertow Officer, three Iron Anvils and three Undertow figures.
Wreckage came with black web-gear, a green rifle, a green pistol, a green knife, a green backpack with a removable green cover, and a black stand with the name "Sgt. Sabertooth".
Note that there are different theories about the name on the stand. One idea is the original name for this figure was to be Sabertooth in a more direct homage to the unreleased version from 1988. Due to licensing issues using the name in print they had to use the name Wreckage in the included comic book, the box and on the file card. However, the figures were already in produced and the cost of change was prohibitive. Another theory is that the stand itself is the actual homage to the character and the figure is a modern remake of Wreckage (v1) (2003). Either way, with the name Wreckage appearing the majority of the time we've chosen to list this figure with that name.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Primary Specialty: Demolitions
Secondary Specialty: Jungle Warfare Instructor
Motto: "All I leave behind is enemy devastation."
WRECKAGE perfected his craft at the Army Jungle Warfare Training Center, where he served as a member of the OpFor (Opposing Forces) cadre. As such, he learned to use unorthodox methods to eliminate enemy forces, and a ferocious combination of fighting styles in close quarter combat, earning him his code name. He was quickly moved to the G.I. JOE team so his natural destructive skills could be utilized to neutralize enemy saboteurs.
Assigned to the TIGER FORCE special operations unit, Wreckage quickly adapts to whatever environment he is dropped into. He uses a wide variety of explosives to eliminate impediments to the team and is skilled in charged, fuse, remote, launched or timed munition. It is is mastery and use of the Special Operations Forces Demolition Kit (SOFDK) that allows him to tailor demolition charges for maximum effect with minimal carry weight.
No variations of Wreckage (v2) are known to exist.
Wreckage (v2) was created using using the upper arms of Shock Trooper (2011), the lower arms and hands of Lifeline (v7) (2011), the legs and modified knees of Snake Eyes (v54) (2011), the alternate head of Firefly (v25) (2013), and the torso and waist of Firefly (v26) (2013).
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Wreckage (v2).
Original Retail: $375.00
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