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Ambush

(aka Aaron "Ambush" McMahon)

File Name: Aaron McMahon of Walnut, California.
Grades: E-3 (1990-2004)
SNs: 849-1343-AM97; 349-13-AM97
Notes: Walnut is a suburban city in the Los Angeles area, about 25 miles east of downtown. Joes from LA itself include Quick Kick, Jinx, Skidmark, Sure Fire, and Wreckage.


chronological: Sub-Zero<< Ambush >>Salvo
alphabetical: Altitude<< Ambush >>Annihilator

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Josh Andrew Koenig191,919 seconds1621,427

Notes: DiC's Ambush wore his 1990 outfit, and his hair color was either red or brown, depending on the episode.

 

Season 1 Opening (DiC)7 seconds(silent)in footage from DiC season 1, in final pose
United We Stand376 seconds37 linesseeking and infiltrating Cobra lab, in infirmary, disguised as nurse, stealing Locust, infiltrating rocket base
Revenge of the Pharaohs104 seconds14 linesat Joe camp, evacuating Pyramid City, on dam mission
Granny Dearest14 seconds(silent)in Floating Fortress when Cobra Cmdr escapes, with Granny in final scene
Victory at Volcania Part 1124 seconds12 linestalking to Hawk, retreating, at airfield, hiding in ruins, washed up on shore, disguised as Crimson Guard
Victory at Volcania Part 2176 seconds21 linesrunning from airfield, operating General, scaling volcano, destroying space guns, in pool
The Nozone Conspiracy201 seconds17 linesat base, at Joe HQ, sneaking onto Cobra truck, at Monument Valley base
Pigskin Commandos14 seconds(silent)playing football
Injustice and the Cobra Way57 seconds(silent)in National Archives battle, witnessing kidnapping
That's Entertainment46 seconds(silent)watching Road to Beirut
I Found You...Evy281 seconds30 lineson desert recon mission, in flashback, confronting Evy
An Officer and a Viperman321 seconds22 linesat base, training as a Rock-Viper, leading attack on Tokyo base, recovering Battle Axe
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 22 seconds(silent)guarding captured Cobras (19:35-36)
Season 2 Opening (DiC)2 seconds(silent)in footage from DiC season 1 (0:05, 0:48)
Long Live Rock and Roll Part I5 seconds(silent)using metal detector to search for Cobra
The Greatest Evil Part I2 seconds(silent)in wide shot of Joe/Cobra briefing (14:04-05), helmet used to draw names
A Is for Android142 seconds9 linespart of ambush party, on parade ground, defending HQ in Attack Cruiser
Basic Training41 seconds(silent)seen in flashback
The Legend of Metal-Head4 seconds(silent)seen in flashback

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1990 2. 1993 (Dino-Hunters) 3. 2004 (Desert Patrol)
Version 1: spring 1990 regular carded figure assortment
Concealment SpecialistMOS 1: Concealment Specialist
MOS 2: Infantry [11B]
  • head: Ambush (90, 93), Side Track (00)
  • arms: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (00)
  • torso: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (00)
  • waist: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (00)
  • legs: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (00)
Accessories: dark green grenade launcher pistol with T-shaped textured grip (new), black EM-2 "Janson" rifle with scope (new), tall dark green jungle helmet (new), green poncho of camouflage netting (new), dark green rectangular backpack with clips for tent parts (new), large green rectangular tent netting (new), dark brown folding tent supports, four pieces attached by rings (new)
AMBUSH has no trouble staying out of sight. When he was ten years old, Ambush participated in a neighborhood game of hide-and-seek, then disappeared for three days. It wasn't until the National Guard was called to aid in the search that his well camouflaged hiding place was discovered under his parent's front porch. After he joined the Army, he became so evasive that even his drill sergeant was unable to account for his whereabouts during the day.
"When this guy goes on assignment, expect the unexpected! There's nothing he won't do to accomplish his mission. Once, he concealed himself as a shrub, tumbled into a heavily guarded Cobra weapons depot, captured their base commander, then safely delivered him to G.I. Joe headquarters for interrogation! To this day, we still can't figure out how he pulled it off!"
Variations: Some copies had lighter red hair.
Toy Notes: Item #6566.
Version 2: late summer 1993 boxed Dino-Hunter Mission Playset
Concealment SpecialistMOS 1: Camouflage Specialist
MOS 2: Infantry [11B]
  • head: Ambush (90, 93), Side Track (00)
  • arms: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (00)
  • torso: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (00)
  • waist: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (00)
  • legs: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (00)
Accessories: dark green pistol (88 Shockwave's), dark green pistol (87 Blaster's), dark green rifle (90 Airborne's), dark green machine gun (87 Tunnel Rat's), dark green knife (88 Hit & Run's), dark green machete (88 Muskrat's), tan helmet (90 Ambush's), dark green figure stand (common).
AMBUSH has no trouble staying out of sight. When he was ten years old, Ambush participated in a neighborhood game of hide-and-seek, then disappeared for three days. The National Guard had to be called in to aid in the search, which ended when he started getting hungry for his mom's home cooking. Before joining the Army, Ambush studied ancient history in college—especially the stone age and dinosaurs. His prehistoric knowledge and stealth-like qualities made him a perfect choice to capture and save dinosaurs from Cobra Island. Having read so much about them in books, Ambush jumped at the chance to see a living dinosaur with his own eyes—despite the obvious dangers of the mission.
Motto: "Trying to capture a dinosaur is like wrestling a whale in a fish tank!"
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Walmart-exclusive set with Low-Light, a modified recolor of the Desert Fox 6W.D., and a dinosaur. The figures from the set are considered moderately high-demand items, as well as moderately hard to find by themselves.
Version 3: November 2004 Desert Patrol Squad carded set
Concealment Specialist
Aaron "Ambush" McMahon
MOS 1: Concealment Specialist
MOS 2: Infantry [11B]
  • head: Low-Light (91, 93, 01), Big Brawler (03/I, 04), Ambush (04)
  • arms: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (00)
  • torso: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (00)
  • waist: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (00)
  • legs: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (00)
Accessories: black rifle (02 Neo-Viper's), black rifle (90 Ambush's).
AARON "AMBUSH" McMAHON has no trouble staying out of sight. When he was ten years old, he participated in a neighborhood game of hide-and-seek, then disappeared for three days. It wasn't until the National Guard was called to aid in the search that his well-camouflaged hiding place was discovered under his parents' front porch. After he joined the Army, he became so evasive that even his drill sergeant was unable to account for his whereabouts during the day. There's nothing he won't do to accomplish his mission. Once, he concealed himself as a shrub, tumbled into a heavily guarded COBRA weapons depot, captured their base commander, then safely delivered him to G.I. JOE Headquarters for interrogation.
"Concealment is all about using the ordinary and obvious to trick the enemy into seeing only what you want him to see."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Dusty, Tunnel Rat, Sgt. Stalker, Gung Ho, and Snake Eyes. Item #00676.