Series: Seven (1988)
Charbroil was released carded as part of the seventh series (1988). He was also sold in 1989 and discontinued domestically in 1990.
Charbroil came with a silver and red thermo-insulated oxygenated helmet, a silver pressurized thermochemical backpack (with a hologram glued on), a silver flamethrower, and a large thick black "flame-retardant" hose that attached the flamethrower to the backpack.
Birthplace: Blackduck, Minnesota
Primary Specialty: Flame Weapons Specialist
Secondary Specialty: Small Arms Armorer
As a childhood chore, CharBroil was made to heat the water pipes in the family basement with a blowtorch to keep them from freezing and bursting in the winter. As a teenager, he worked in the mills on the Great Lakes, feeding coal into blast furnaces. When the recruiting sergeant asked him what type of job he was interested in, he replied, "What have you got with open flames?"
"Flame weapons are scary to the max. Why do you think he wears that asbestos suit? That tank on his back is full of jellied gasoline. Know what happens if a hot tracer round hits that? You wanna be standing next to him? For a flamethrower specialist, he's a pretty nice guy but with that thing on his back, he isn't going to win a popularity contest in the middle of a firefight."
Charbroil was available in two different eye colors. One version has orange eyes that match this hair color, the other version has black eyes. Neither version is more difficult to find than the other.
Charbroil's body parts are original - all new body parts.
Charbroil's entire mold was re-used and re-colored to create Night Force Charbroil (v2).
Charbroil's head is very similar to the head used to create Knockdown (1987) - but the nose, mouth, and temple were modified to create Charbroil's head.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Charbroil (v1).
Original Retail: $2.55
Product Number: 6518
Lee's Guide: GIJ-88011
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 106 (1st Ed.), Pg. 160 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #192
Tomart's Guide: #GI5880
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a