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Banzai



File Name: Robert J. Travalino of Hartsdale, New York.
Grade: Army E-4 (1993)
SN: 452-H89-0678
Notes: Hartsdale is in the southeast part of the state and is a suburb of New York City, about 10 miles north of the Bronx.




Previous character: Night Creeper Leader
Next character: Bushido

 

Animated Appearances

To my knowledge, Banzai was never animated.

Headcanon

Born June 30, 1959. Banzai joined the Joe Team in September 1988, and his appearance is represented by Version 1. He was with the team until it was disbanded in December 1989 but was not recalled when the Joes were reactivated in 1991.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1993 (Ninja Force)    
Version 1: 1993 Ninja Force carded assortment, #5
Fig. #0371: Rising Sun NinjaMOS 1: First-Strike Commando
MOS 2: Nunchaku Instructor
  • head: Banzai (93)
  • arms: Banzai (93), Vega (93)
  • torso: Banzai (93), Vega (93)
  • waist: Banzai (93), Vega (93)
  • legs: Banzai (93), Vega (93)
Accessories: pink sword (92 Storm Shadow's); pink sword (92 Dojo's); pink knife (92 Slice's Butterfly sword); two pink dueling knives (shared with Bushido, Y-shaped); pink sickle (92 Dojo's, no string or counterweight); pink battle axe (92 Dice's); pink figure stand
BANZAI is the aggressive blood brother of Bushido and is considered one of the world's premier nunchaku masters. He is always ready to defend himself should a situation become hostile, and he is proud of the fact he has never been caught off guard (a skill every great ninja must possess). Banzai trained in the hostile mountain climate of Tibet where he perfected his "suzushi slam" and gained discipline and inspiration from a spiritual ninja master livng in seclusion. Having mastered the use of nunchakus along with his lethal slam technique, he is surely considered "double the trouble" by Cobra!
Motto: "To get in touch with my inner self, I always practice nunchakus with my eyes closed."
Variations: Early packaging described an incorrect ninja move and was soon corrected.
Toy Notes: Banzai has spring-loaded pivoting action in his waist. Item #6875.