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Budo



File Name: Kyle A. Jesso of Sacramento, California.
Grade: Army E-5 (1988-1993)
SNs: 083-48-1009; 083-4810-JK09
Notes: Sacramento is the state's capital, near the center of the state, about 90 miles northeast of San Francisco.



chronological: Muskrat<< Budo >>Hardball
alphabetical: Colonel Brekhov<< Budo >>Bullet-Proof

 

Animated Appearances

Budo was animated only for commercials.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1988 2. 1993 (International Action Force)  
Version 1: spring 1988 regular carded figure assortment
Samurai WarriorMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Hand-to-hand Combat Instructor
  • head: Budo (88, 93)
  • arms: Budo (88, 93)
  • torso: Budo (88, 93)
  • waist: Budo (88, 93)
  • legs: Budo (88, 93)
Accessories: silver sai with S-shaped cross-guard and ring behind grip (new), red sword with long ribbed grip and straight cross-guard (new), silver sword in curved scabbard with ring to hang on belt (new), silver Samurai helmet with red top and silver crest (new), brown backpack with engraved grenades on top and weapons clips on sides.
Budo's father was an orthodontist in Oakland, his grandfather was a farmer in Fresno, his great-grandfather was a track-worker on the Rocky Mountain Line, and his great-great-grandfather was a fencing master in one of the last great samurai warrior families of Japan. On his eighteenth birthday he was given the family swords and a haiku written by his ancestor: 'The great sword unsheathed / Glitters brightly in the dark / Unseen and at rest.'
"The man has a fifth-degree black belt in Iaido (the art of the live blade), and similar rank in three other martial arts. He could have even higher rankings if he didn't spend so much time working on his chopped, pan-headed Harley and listening to heavy metal."
Toy Notes: Item #6517.
Version 2: fall 1993 International Action Force mail-order set
[joint filecard for all 4 figures; no MOS listed]
  • head: Budo (88, 93)
  • arms: Budo (88, 93)
  • torso: Budo (88, 93)
  • waist: Budo (88, 93)
  • legs: Budo (88, 93)
Accessories: silver scabbard sword (88 Budo's), orange helmet with blue top and silver crest (88 Budo's), black figure stand (common).
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: Exclusive to the mail offer Menace in the Wilderness, along with Big Bear, Big Ben, and Spirit.