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BIG LOB (v2)

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-2017-BIGLOB-02

Series: Thirty-Three (2017)

Big Lob (version 2) released as the 2017 Official G.I.Joe Collectors' Club membership exclusive figure.

Big Lob (v2) was also released carded at the 2017 International G.I.Joe Convention (Lake Buena Vista, FL) from the Official G.I. Joe Collectors' Club.

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Accessories

Big Lob came with a tan and green bandolier, a gray grenade launcher, a gray pistol, and a black display stand.

Packaging Information

Filecard Information

File Name: Sanders, Bradley J.
SN: 360-07-1965
Grade: E-4 (Specialist)
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Primary Specialty: Infantry/Grenadier
Secondary Specialty: Special Services
Motto: "When BIG LOB makes his move, he always shoots to score the big win!"

BIG LOB's outstanding physical prowess made him an athletic standout since elementary school. During high school, his strength, conditioning, speed and all-around toughness helped him excel in six different sports. With college scholarships lined up upon graduation, he chose to enlist in the Army Reserves to serve his country but still stay close to his hometown and family. Rumors of his outstanding sports prowess and record of precise distance grenade throws were quickly recognized by the G.I. JOE team. He joined under their "Rawhides" program, which allowed him the flexibility to only report for missions needing his specialized expertise. He is well liked by his teammates except for his annoying habit of talking about himself in the third person and using sports metaphors on every subject.

The concept of throwing grenades goes back to the "Greek Fire" used by the Byzantines, and early gunpowder bombs devised by the Chinese in the Tang Dynasty. Thirteen centuries later, more advanced and specialized versions are still an integral part of a modern soldier's ordnance. BIG LOB is exceptionally skilled at manually throwing hand grenades at specified targets and using his multi-shot grenade launcher for longer distances. He carries a full arsenal of high explosive, flechette, incendiary, chemical compounds and even smoke grenades to accomplish any mission objective.

Variations

Big Lob was available either bagged or carded.

Featured In

Big Lob was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.

Body Construction

Big Lob (version 2) was created using the torso and right hand of Roadblock (v22) (2012), the waist, arms, left hand, and legs of Roadblock (v21) (2012), and a new head.

Reference Information

The below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Big Lob (v2).

Original Retail: Free with Paid Club Membership or $28.00 (Bagged), $40.00 (Carded)
Product Number: 5-9-17 (Bagged), 5-10-17 (Carded)
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