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Big Ben



File Name: David J. Bennett of Burford, England.
Grade: Army E-6 equivalent (1991-2003)
no SN listed (not US military)
Notes: Burford is a small town about 20 miles west of Oxford. Filecards from 2002 onward spell the last name Bennet.




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Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Maurice LaMarche10478 seconds66585

Notes: DiC's Big Ben wore his 1991 outfit with a bluish tint to his jacket and no face camo.

 

Season 1 Opening (DiC)3 seconds (silent)
General Confusion239 seconds30 lines
Night of the Creepers17 seconds (silent)
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 11 second (silent)
Stuck on You53 seconds6 lines
The Eliminator5 seconds (silent)
Chunnel146 seconds30 lines
Long Live Rock and Roll Part II6 seconds (silent)
Basic Training4 seconds (silent)
The Legend of Metal-Head4 seconds (silent)

Headcanon

Born April 11, 1958. Big Ben joined the Joe Team in September 1987, and his appearance is represented by Version 1. He was among the Joes reactivated in June 1991, with his Version 5 appearance.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1991
2. 1993 (Int'l Action Force)
3. 2001 (RAH Collection)
4. 2002/I (JvC Wave 1.5)
5. 2002/II (JvC Wave 2.5)
6. 2003 (Road Rebel)
Version 1: 1991 Wave 1 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0281: SAS TrooperMOS 1: Infantry
MOS 2: Subversive Operations
  • head: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II, 03)
  • arms: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Crossfire (01), Tracker Kwinn (04), Rock 'n Roll (05)
  • torso: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Crossfire (01), Tracker Kwinn (04), Shrage (05), Rock 'n Roll (05)
  • waist: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Tracker Kwinn (04), Shrage (05)
  • legs: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Tracker Kwinn (04), Gen. Flagg (04), Shrage (05))
Accessories: dark green backpack (new, with engraved shovel and grenades); dark green grenade pack (new, opens) with detachable soft strap; black machine gun (new, M240) with bipod; two black grenades (new, smooth)
The British Special Air Service is roughly the equivalent of the American Special Forces and maintains an equally rigorous standard for its recruits. The combat records of SAS personnel are classified, but it is assumed that BIG BEN participated in the initial recon operations in the Falklands campaign and in various covert operations. He received his initial training at Bradbury Lines Barracks in Hereford and was on cadre at the NATO LRRP School in West Germany.
"To qualify for the SAS, a candidate trooper must complete the 'Long Drag' which is a forced march over 30 miles through marshes and rough, hilly terrain, carrying 50 pounds of equipment. This march must be completed in less than 20 hours and is a grueling test of endurance and land navigation. Big Ben completed his march in 12 hours, had a bit of supper, and volunteered to go back out and help search for candidates who got lost in the moors . . . "
Status: On second assignment in temporary exchange program from 22 SAS [Special Air Service].
Toy Notes: Item #6582.
Version 2: 1993 mail-order International Action Force
Fig. #0435[joint filecard for all 4 figures; no MOS listed]
  • head: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II, 03)
  • arms: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Crossfire (01), Tracker Kwinn (04), Rock 'n Roll (05)
  • torso: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Crossfire (01), Tracker Kwinn (04), Shrage (05), Rock 'n Roll (05)
  • waist: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Tracker Kwinn (04), Shrage (05)
  • legs: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Tracker Kwinn (04), Gen. Flagg (04), Shrage (05))
Accessories: black machine gun (87 Tunnel Rat's); black figure stand
There comes a time when the power of evil becomes so threatening to world peace that global leaders must join together to stop its impending danger; Cobra is just such an evil. An international force of G. I. Joe combat specialists have been called upon to hit Cobra and hit them hard! Russia is represented by BIG BEAR, an anti-armor specialist who loves to blow up Cobra tanks. From England comes BIG BEN, an expert in subversive operations and enemy infiltration. Japan has sent BUDO, one of its greatest samurai warriors who plans on slicing Cobra into tiny pieces of snake meat. SPIRIT, a Native American also joins the team from his home in Arizona, where he was called for duty to track down and eliminate Cobra Dreadnoks. World peace must be upheld and Cobra evil must be stopped . . . TODAY!
Toy Notes: Sold in a bagged set with Big Bear (93), Budo (93), and Spirit (93) in 1993 through the Menace in the Wilderness mail offer. Apparently at least some of these figures were intended for inclusion with 1993-94 vehicles and were made available by mail once the vehicles were canceled.
Version 3: 2001 Real American Hero Collection Wave 2 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0549: SAS TrooperMOS 1: Infantry
MOS 2: Subversive Operations
  • head: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II, 03)
  • arms: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Crossfire (01), Tracker Kwinn (04), Rock 'n Roll (05)
  • torso: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Crossfire (01), Tracker Kwinn (04), Shrage (05), Rock 'n Roll (05)
  • waist: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Tracker Kwinn (04), Shrage (05)
  • legs: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Tracker Kwinn (04), Gen. Flagg (04), Shrage (05))
Accessories: white backpack (91 Big Ben's); white explosives pack (91 Big Ben's) with cream strap); black machine gun (91 Big Ben's M240); two black grenades (91 Big Ben's); black figure stand
The British Special Air Service is roughly the equivalent of the American Special Forces and maintains an equally rigorous standard for its recruits. The combat records of SAS personnel are classified, but it is assumed that Big Ben participated in the initial recon operations in the Falklands campaign and in various covert operations. He received his initial training at Bradbury Lines Barracks in Hereford and was on cadre at the NATO LRRP School in West Germany.
"To qualify for the SAS, a candidate trooper must complete the 'Long Drag' which is a forced march over 30 miles through marshes and rough, hilly terrain, carrying 50 pounds of equipment. This march must be completed in less than 20 hours and is a grueling test of endurance and land navigation. Big Ben completed his march in 12 hours, had a bit of supper, and volunteered to go back out and help search for candidates who got lost in the moors!"
Toy Notes: Released before Christmas 2000 in a few areas but not until 2001 in most of the US. Yojoe.com lists this figure as a 2000 release. Carded in a two-pack with Whiteout (01). Item #57755.
Version 4: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 1.5 two-pack assortment (02/I)
Fig. #0622: SAS TrooperMOS 1: Infantry
MOS 2: Subversive Operations
  • head: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II, 03)
  • arms: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Crossfire (01), Tracker Kwinn (04), Rock 'n Roll (05)
  • torso: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Crossfire (01), Tracker Kwinn (04), Shrage (05), Rock 'n Roll (05)
  • waist: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Tracker Kwinn (04), Shrage (05)
  • legs: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Tracker Kwinn (04), Gen. Flagg (04), Shrage (05))
Accessories: light green explosives pack (91 Big Ben's) with strap; black laser rifle (83 Snow Job's XMLR-3A); black machine gun (91 Big Ben's M240); two black grenades (91 Big Ben's); black figure stand
The British Special Air Service (SAS) is roughly the equivalent of the American Speical Forces. It maintains an equally tough standard for its recruits. SAS soldiers work in small units as a tightly-knit team. They go behind enemy lines by land, sea, or air for covert missions. Part of the Mobility Troop, BIG BEN has participated in many missions, the details of which remain classified. He's now on assignment with the G.I. Joe forces to lend his commando skills to the team. BIG BEN thinks the Americans have strange accents and even stranger ways of doing things, but he admires their iron-fisted courage. When he fought the COBRA ALLEY VIPERS in a covert operation, he showed them why it's never wise to be on the wrong side of an SAS solider.
"I'm here to teach the bad guys that the fight for freedom and justice knows no borders."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Alley Viper (02/I). Item #57480.
Version 5: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 2.5 two-pack assortment (02/II)
Fig. #0641: SAS TrooperMOS 1: Infantry
MOS 2: Subversive Operations
  • head: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II, 03)
  • arms: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Crossfire (01), Tracker Kwinn (04), Rock 'n Roll (05)
  • torso: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Crossfire (01), Tracker Kwinn (04), Shrage (05), Rock 'n Roll (05)
  • waist: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Tracker Kwinn (04), Shrage (05)
  • legs: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Tracker Kwinn (04), Gen. Flagg (04), Shrage (05))
Accessories: metallic explosives pack (91 Big Ben's) with strap; metallic laser rifle (83 Snow Job's XMLR-3A); metallic machine gun (91 Big Ben's M240); two metallic grenades (91 Big Ben's); metallic figure stand
The British Special Air Service (SAS) is roughly the equivalent of the American Speical Forces. It maintains an equally tough standard for its recruits. SAS soldiers work in small units as a tightly-knit team. They go behind enemy lines by land, sea, or air for covert missions. Part of the Mobility Troop, BIG BEN has participated in many missions, the details of which remain classified. He's now on assignment with the G.I. Joe forces to lend his commando skills to the team. BIG BEN thinks the Americans have strange accents and even stranger ways of doing things, but he admires their iron-fisted courage. When he fought the COBRA ALLEY VIPERS in a covert operation, he showed them why it's never wise to be on the wrong side of an SAS solider.
"I'm here to teach the bad guys that the fight for freedom and justice knows no borders."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Alley Viper (02/II). Item #57445.
Version 6: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 5 carded Road Rebel vehicle
Fig. #0692: SAS TrooperMOS 1: Infantry
MOS 2: Subversive Operations
  • head: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II, 03)
  • arms: Gen. Hawk (92, 00, 02, 05), Big Ben (03), Zartan (04/III, 04/IV)
  • torso: Gen. Hawk (92) - screw holes removed: Gen. Hawk (00, 02), Big Ben (03), Zartan (04/III, 04/IV)
  • waist: Gen. Hawk (92, 00, 02), Big Ben (03), Zartan (04/III, 04/IV)
  • legs: Gen. Hawk (92, 00, 02, 04/I, 05), Big Ben (03), Sgt. Stalker (04/II, 05/I, 06), Zartan (04/III, 04/IV), Zap (04), Rock 'n Roll (05), Breaker (05)
Accessories: none
The British Special Air Service (SAS) is roughly the equivalent of the American Special Forces. It maintains an equally tough standard for its recruits. SAS soldiers work in small units as a tightly-knit team. They go behind enemy lines by land, sea, or air for covert missions. Part of the Mobility Troop, BIG BEN has participated in many missions, the details of which remain classified. He's now on assignment with the G.I. JOE forces to lend his commando skills to the team. BIG BEN thinks the Americans have strange accents and even stranger ways of doing things, but he admires their iron-fisted courage. When he fought the COBRA ALLEY VIPERS in Operation Streetwise, he showed them why it's never wise to be on the wrong side of an SAS solder.
"I'm here to teach the bad guys that the fight for freedom and justice knows no borders."
Toy Notes: Item #57480.