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Series: Five (1986)
Claymore was released as part of the fifth series (1986) in the Toys R Us exclusive Special Mission Brazil boxed set. The boxed set included Dialtone (v2), Leatherneck (v2), Mainframe (v2), Wet Suit (v2), and a cassette tape.
The tape tells the adventures of Claymore, Dialtone, Mainframe, WetSuit, and Leatherneck in their mission to Brazil, and is dated 1986. Its quality is mediocre - the voices, dialogue, sound effects, and story are laughably poor. The second side of the tape is blank so "you can record your own adventures."
Claymore came with a green helmet and a black uzi.
A few Claymores came with another version of the Uzi (see Variations below).
Be careful not to mistake Claymore's helmet with Footloose's helmet. Both are the same mold, but Footloose's has brown features painted on it. The same mold was also used for a helmet included in one of the G.I.Joe Battle Gear accessory packs.
Also pictured is the bag of accessories that came with the Special Mission: Brazil set. It includes accessories for all five figures. Originally, these weapons would be extremely difficult to find. However, in later years, a toy dealer purchased Hasbro's left-over stock and made them available to toy collectors.
Birthplace: Manchester, Vermont
Primary Specialty: Anti-Terrorist Specialist
Secondary Specialty: Martial Arts
Some versions of Claymore were packaged with another version of the Uzi. The common one is the black Uzi pictured above. However, some Claymores are known to have come with the black Uzi that came with figures such as Lowlight and Law & Order (pictured below).
Claymore's body was entirely made from other figures. His head was a repaint of the head of Footloose, his chest was a repaint of Tele-Viper, his waistpiece and arms were from Flint, and his legs were from Dusty.
Versions of Claymore
In 2011, Claymore was renamed "Captain Claymore." So while there are multiple names, they are all based on the character "Claymore."
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Claymore (v1).
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Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #107
Tomart's Guide: #GI5634a
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Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a