Series: Ten (1991)
Mercer (v2) was first released carded as part of the tenth series (1991). He was discontinued domestically in 1992.
Mercer came with two different orange rifles, a blue backpack/missile launcher (spring loaded, that actually fired), a light orange missile, and a black figure stand.
Instructions how to use the missile firing backpack were printed on the cardback behind the action figure.
Grade: E-9 (Sergeant Major)
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia
Primary Specialty: Mercenary
Secondary Specialty: Explosives Expert
MERCER was the only COBRA Viper to defect to G.I. Joe. He originally signed up with SGT. SLAUGHTER'S MARAUDERS, and outfit so secret that the Pentagon never acknowledged their existence. Recently transferred into the main body of the G.I. Joe team, Mercer is invaluable as a tough fighter and as a source of inside information on Cobra tactics and battle doctrine.
"Although the rest of the G.I. Joes weren't too thrilled about having a defector in the ranks, especially one from Cobra, we soon developed a grudging respect for his no nonsense attitude and coolness under fire. We also didn't mind the fact that Mercer is strong enough to carry a 88mm Stanford Rocket Launcher with an ample supply of anti-tank armaments. None of this means that we like him very much, but then again, he doesn't like us very much either."
No variations of Mercer (v2) are known to exist.
Mercer's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
Versions of Mercer
In 2011, Mercer was renamed "Mercenary." So while there are multiple names, they are all based on the character "Mercer." Note that Mercer (v2) has a different file name.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Mercer (v2).
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Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #296
Tomart's Guide: #GI6531
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Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a