Series: Four (1985)
Ripper was first released as part of the fourth series (1985). He was also available in 1986 and was discontinued in 1987.
Ripper came with a silver power pack with frame, silver power jaws, a silver assault rifle with metal splitter, and a black hydraulic hose.
Birthplace: Grim Cape, Tasmania
There are devils in Tasmania and Ripper is probably the meanest of them all. Was expelled from nursery school for extorting candy from his schoolmates and spent most of his adult life in various correctional institutions. He is a professional criminal motivated by greed and a malignant dislike for the niceties of civilization.
Specialty and M.O.*: Edged weapons and cutting tools. Is known throughout the swamps for using his blade like a cross between a fireman's axe and a can opener to unlock gates and crack safes.
There are two versions of Ripper's filecard.
One version of the filecard says, "He is a professional cirminal motivated by greed and a malignant dislike for the niceties of civilization." The second version of the filecard appends "- except for motorcycles" to the text.
Ripper's body is completely original - all new body parts.
Note that Ripper's head only turns left and right - it does not have the head "ball" that allowed a figure's head to swivel back and forth. Other figures from this series had the new head "ball." It's clear that this figure was designed in 1984.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Ripper (v1).
Original Retail: $2.29
Product Number: 6434
Lee's Guide: GIJ-85010
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 52 (1st Ed.), Pg. 85 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #55
Tomart's Guide: #GI5379
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a