VAMP MARK II DRIVER
Series: Three (1984)
Clutch (v2) was released in the third series (1984), packaged exclusively with the VAMP Mark II. This version of Clutch was discontinued domestically in 1985.
At some point - Clutch was also available through Hasbro Direct.
Clutch came with a light tan helmet.
Birthplace: Asbury Park, NJ
Primary Specialty: Transportation
Secondary Specialty: Infantry
Clutch was a mechanic at Manny's Mean Machines and was heavily involved in racing street machines prior to enlistment. Graduated: Advanced Infantry Training; Covert Ops School; Executive Bodyguard School; Ranger School. Qualified expert: M-14; M-16; M-1911A1; M-3A1; M-79; M-60
"He greases his hair with motor oil, rarely shaves, and chews on the same toothpick for months. Clutch still calls women "chicks."
No variations of Clutch (v2) are known to exist.
Clutch (v2) was created from the same mold as the Clutch (v1.5).
His head and arms were also used for Breaker and Rock N Roll. Clutch's waist-piece was shared with twelve of the original fifteen figures. Clutch's legs were shared with Breaker, Grunt, Hawk, Rock N Roll, Short-fuze, Stalker, Steeler, Zap, and Tan Grunt.
Note that the figure's head only turns left and right - it does not allow the head to look up and down. The heads only turned left and right until the the swivel ball head that was introduced in 1985 (Series Four).
Takara packaged Clutch with the VAMP Jeep in 1986.
Versions of Clutch
In 2003, Clutch was renamed "Double Clutch." So while there are several names, they are all based on the character "Clutch."
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Clutch (v2).
Original Retail: $6.49
Product Number: 6055
Lee's Guide: GIJ-84051
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 35 (1st Ed.), Pg. 53 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #18
Tomart's Guide: #GI5291b
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a