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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1993-BACKBLAS-02

Series: Twelve (1993)

Backblast (version 2) was released carded as part of the twelfth series (1993). The 1993 Battle Corps figures were numbered 1 through 36 - Backblast was number 22.

He was discontinued domestically in 1994.

He was later available bagged without accessories at the 1997 G.I.Joe Convention in Philadelphia.

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Backblast came with a black submachine gun, a black rifle, a black knife, a black missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), two black missiles, and a black figure stand.

Except for the missile launcher, all of Backblast's accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.

Filecard Information

File Name: Menninger, Edward J.
Grade: E-5
Birthplace: New York, New York
Primary Specialty: Air Defense Artillery
Secondary Specialty: Signal Corps


There are two versions of Backblast - one version has a large chest logo and the other version has a small chest logo.

Body Construction

Backblast's head, chest, waist, and legs were originally used to create the original Backblast (1989). The arms were originally used to create Topside (1990).

Reference Information

The below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Backblast (v2).

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Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #404
Tomart's Guide: n/a
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Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a