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Blowtorch



File Name: Timothy P. Hanrahan of Tampa, Florida.
Grades: Army E-4 (1984); E-6 (2002-2003); E-4 (2009)
SNs: RA527341209; 527-34-RA09
Notes: Tampa is on the state's west coast, about 85 miles southwest of Orlando.



chronological: Recondo<< Blowtorch >>Baroness
alphabetical: Blocker<< Blowtorch >>Major Bludd

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Michael Bell18469 seconds27258

Sunbow's Blowtorch wore his 1984 outfit, but with darker red padding and a black breath mask like Rip Cord's. His helmet had a black band around it that sometimes lacked the breath mask, and the visor could be clear, tinted, or opaque. He used a grey flamethrower with a black backpack. Blowtorch's file name was mentioned in the episode Worlds Without End, Part 1.

 

The Revenge of Cobra Opening5 seconds(silent)destroying Scrap-Iron's launcher, in final pose
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 210 seconds1 lineusing flamethrower to test Doc's energy mirror
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 311 seconds(silent)part of team to Palace of Doom
Operation Mind Menace63 seconds7 linesdriving Polar Battle Bear at K12 base
Lights! Camera! Cobra!122 seconds4 linesJoe consultant on movie set, flying Rattler to search for missing Joes, at premiere
Red Rocket's Glare69 seconds5 linesassaulting Cobra base, almost capturing Destro
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 17 seconds1 linereporting a shortage of propane for his flamethrower
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 25 seconds(silent)on risers at reinstatement
Twenty Questions9 seconds(silent)at maneuvers; on obstacle course
Lasers in the Night11 seconds(silent)at briefing on theft of the guidance system
The Traitor, Part 111 seconds(silent)at briefing, part of failed ambush
The Traitor, Part 28 seconds1 linedefending chemical plant; at hospital with Duke
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town104 seconds2 linesat HQ on Christmas, captured, flying a C.L.A.W.
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 11 second(silent)at briefing on Dreadnoks (16:40)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 56 seconds(silent)cheering Sarge at Terror Drome; seen after DC battle
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World2 seconds(silent)fighting tanks in HQ attack (15:17-18)
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs18 seconds6 linesinsisting children escape home on fire before calling fire department
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 57 seconds(silent)at Hawk's briefing; at ice dome entrance

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1984
2. 2002 (Joe vs. Cobra)
3. 2003 (Built to Rule)
4. 2009 (post-25th Wave 13)
 
Version 1: spring 1984 regular carded figure assortment
FlamethrowerMOS 1: Infantry Special Weapons [11B]
MOS 2: Small-Arms Armorer [45B]
  • head: Blowtorch (84)
  • arms: Blowtorch (84)
  • torso: Blowtorch (84)
  • waist: Blowtorch (84)
  • legs: Blowtorch (84)
Accessories: light green M7 flamethrower with cord (new), yellow thick helmet with ridges (new), yellow air mask with soft cord (new), yellow backpack with fuel tanks and hole for cord (new).
Blowtorch is thoroughly familiar with all military incendiary devices and flame projection equipment. To Blowtorch, the use of fire in warfare is a science that predates the bow and arrow. Qualified expert: M-7 Flamethrower; M-16; M-1911A1 Auto Pistol.
"Blowtorch can't sleep unless he's near a smoke detector. Cigarette smoke drives him bananas! He always sits near the exit in movietheaters and refuses to live anywhere where he can't safely jump out the windows. This is not irrational to him. These are actions based on intimate knowledge."
Variations: Had either black or red eyes and eyebrows, and the hardness of the flamethrower's plastic varies. Some helmets had visor holes.
Toy Notes: Featured in 1984's Battle Stations commercial. Item #6421. The figure appearing in the 1984 insert catalog and commercials had open goggles and a black hose attaching to his mask.
Version 2: late September 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 3 figure two-pack assortment
FlamethrowerMOS 1: Infantry Special Weapons [11B]
MOS 2: Combat Engineer [21B]
  • head: Blowtorch (02, 03)
  • upper arms: Blowtorch (02, 03)
  • lower arms: Blowtorch (02)
  • torso: Blowtorch (02, 03)
  • waist: Blowtorch (02, 03)
  • upper legs: Blowtorch (02, 03)
  • lower legs: Blowtorch (02)
Accessories: black pistol (91 Dusty's), black rifle (86 Dial-Tone's), red flamethrower pistol with holes on nozzle (new), brown full-head helmet with red goggles and attached air hose (new), red fuel-tank backpack (new, with Sound Attack tab), medium-length black hose (common).
A qualified expert with all known military flame-throwers, pyrotechnics, and heat-projection devices, BLOWTORCH is also extremely proficient in defending against them. He is currently studying for advanced degrees in both structural and chemical engineering because he feels that he can't ever know too much about the weapons he uses and has used against him, and about the structures he might be called upon to attack or protect. Harsh arctic weather conditions reduce the effectiveness of flame weapons, which is why BLOWTORCH has a personal bone to pick with COBRA SNOW SERPENTS.
Aside from his rather annoying habit of pushing the "test" button on every smoke detector he comes across, BLOWTORCH is fairly realistic and practical. Unlike a pyromaniac, he would much rather see a flame extinguished than ignited. Why would somebody who thinks like that want to work with flame weapons? Because he wants the fire to be under control, and he thinks he's the best one to do it.
"Fire is supposed to be our friend, but when we get careless with it, we find out just how ferocious an enemy it can be."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Snow Serpent. Item #53207.
Version 3: September 2003 Built-to-Rule boxed Raging Typhoon vehicle
FlamethrowerMOS 1: Infantry Special Weapons [11B]
MOS 2: Combat Engineer [21B]
  • head: Blowtorch (02, 03)
  • upper arms: Blowtorch (02, 03)
  • lower arms: Blowtorch (03)
  • torso: Blowtorch (02, 03)
  • waist: Blowtorch (02, 03)
  • upper legs: Blowtorch (02, 03)
  • lower legs: Blowtorch (03)
Accessories: yellow helmet with red side panels and silver goggles (02 Blowtorch's).
A qualified expert with all known military flame-throwers, pyrotechnics, and heat-projection devices, BLOWTORCH is also extremely proficient in defending against them. He is currently studying for advanced degrees in both structural and chemical engineering because he feels that he can't ever know too much about the weapons he uses and has used against him, and about the structures he might be called upon to attack or protect. Harsh arctic weather conditions reduce the effectiveness of flame weapons, which is why BLOWTORCH has a personal bone to pick with COBRA SNOW SERPENTS. Aside from his rather annoying habit of pushing the "test" button on every smoke detector he comes across, BLOWTORCH is fairly realistic and practical.
The new RAGING TYPHOON vehicles gives the G.I. JOE team some much-needed firepower. With its SPY TROOPS modes, it can be reconfigured for land, sea, or air combat - a perfect vehicle to match the interest BLOWTORCH has in structural engineering!
"Understanding how fire and firepower are related leads to weapons advancement, and we need all the advantages we [can] muster against COBRA forces."
Toy Notes: Item #6542.
Version 4: January 2009 post-25th Anniversary Wave 13 carded figure assortment
FlamethrowerMOS 1: Infantry Special Weapons [11B]
MOS 2: Small-Arms Armorer [45B]
  • head: Blowtorch (09)
  • arms: Blowtorch (09)
  • body: Snake Eyes (08/VI), Snow Serpent (08/I, 08/II), Snow Serpent Officer (08), Tele-Viper (08/II), Blowtorch (09), Arctic H.I.S.S. Driver (09)
  • upper legs: Snake Eyes (08/VI), Snow Serpent (08/I, 08/II), Snow Serpent Officer (08), Tele-Viper (08/II), Blowtorch (09), Arctic H.I.S.S. Driver (09)
  • lower legs: Blowtorch (09)
Accessories: olive M7 flamethrower with forward grip and hole for hose (new), round yellow helmet wit hholes for mask (new), yellow air mask with attached hose and light blue goggles (new), red padded vest with yellow collar and strap (new), yellow backpack with fuel tanks and hole for cord (new), green fuel hose from backpack to flamethrower (new), black Joe figure stand.
BLOWTORCH is thoroughly familiar with all military incendiary devices and flame projection equipment. To BLOWTORCH, the use of fire in combat is a science that predates the bow and arrow. He's a qualified expert in the M-7 flamethrower, M-16 rifle, and M-1911A1 auto pistol. He also has an annoying habit of checking every smoke detector he sees.
"He can't sleep unless he's near a smoke detector. Cigarette smoke drives him bananas. He always sits near the exit in movie theaters and refuses to live anywhere where he can't safely jump out the windows. This is not irrational to him. These are actions based on intimate knowledge."
Toy Notes: Item #37104.