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Buzzer

(aka Dreadnok Buzzer)

File Name: Richard "Dick" Blinken-Smythe of Cambridge, England, UK.
Notes: Cambridge is about 50 miles north of London. The original Dreadnoks' names are a play on the proverbial Tom, Dick, and Harry, and on the Dutch Lullaby fishermen Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.





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Next character: Ripper

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Neil Ross521,976 seconds122825

Notes: Sunbow's Buzzer wore his 1985 outfit, with short sleeves, brown leg padding, and a thin brown chest strap with grey grenades.

 

The Revenge of Cobra Opening3 seconds (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 183 seconds2 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 39 seconds (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 470 seconds (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 550 seconds1 line
Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)1 second (silent)
Countdown for Zartan116 seconds9 lines
Jungle Trap12 seconds3 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 113 seconds (silent)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 251 seconds5 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 31 second (silent)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 442 seconds1 line
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 554 seconds3 lines
Battle for the Train of Gold68 seconds6 lines
Lights! Camera! Cobra!86 seconds6 lines
Cobra's Candidate98 seconds13 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 138 seconds3 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 24 seconds (silent)
Twenty Questions117 seconds8 lines
Where the Reptiles Roam39 seconds4 lines
Worlds Without End Part I56 seconds4 lines
Worlds Without End Part II38 seconds3 lines
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town13 seconds (silent)
Flint's Vacation43 seconds5 lines
Memories of Mara36 seconds4 lines
The Wrong Stuff76 seconds9 lines
The Invaders24 seconds2 lines
Cold Slither83 seconds5 lines
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 222 seconds1 line
Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)2 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 143 seconds2 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 226 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 412 seconds1 line
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 517 seconds1 line
Let's Play Soldier60 seconds4 lines
Computer Complications30 seconds (silent)
Cobrathon39 seconds2 lines
The Million Dollar Medic31 seconds (silent)
The Rotten Egg22 seconds (silent)
Once Upon a Joe5 seconds1 line
Glamour Girls45 seconds1 line
The Spy Who Rooked Me27 seconds1 line
Grey Hairs and Growing Pains10 seconds1 line
My Brother's Keeper84 seconds3 lines
Nightmare Assault7 seconds2 lines
Second-Hand Emotions55 seconds1 line
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep14 seconds2 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 127 seconds2 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 242 seconds1 line
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 39 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 419 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 54 seconds (silent)

Headcanon

Born May 27, 1958. Buzzer was a charter member of the Dreadnoks, whom Zartan assembled in March 1982. Buzzer's appearance is represented by Version 3. He left the Dreadnoks in 1990 after Cobra went underground but agreed to be hired on for a few select missions in 1992 and 1993, with his appearance represented by Version 2.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1985
2. 2004 (Convention)
3. 2005 (Comic #75)
4. 2007 (25th Wave 2)
 
Version 1: 1985 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0052: Dreadnok
  • head: Buzzer (85, 04)
  • arms: Buzzer (85, 04, 05)
  • torso: Buzzer (85, 04, 05)
  • waist: Buzzer (85, 04, 05)
  • legs: Buzzer (85, 04, 05)
Accessories: silver backpack (new, with detachable fuel tank); silver chainsaw rifle (new); silver chain axe (new, with U-shaped blade)
Buzzer was an extreme left-wing Cambridge sociology don who went to Australia to research the biker gang phenomenon only to be transformed into the very object of his research. Years of intellectual displeasure and extreme indignation at society's two-faced morality manifested into the intense desire to chainsaw apart the expensive geegaws of technological society.
Specialty and M.O.: A scavenger of the swamps, Buzzer can cut through steel, wrought iron, and any metal (except armor plate) with his diamond-toothed chain saw.
Variations: Early versions of Buzzer's filecard refer to "repressed psychotic anger" instead of "extreme indignation." Late versions finish the first sentence, "went to Australia for a short respite only to find himself - one year later - transformed into a vexated wanderer."
Toy Notes: Item #6433. Buzzer's swivel-head construction points to a 1984 design. He was also introduced in the cartoon and comics in 1984.
Pre-release?: Possibly released in a Sears-exclusive three-pack with Ripper (85) and Torch (85) which may have been available as early as Christmas 1984. (No carded examples exist.)
Re-releases: Recolored versions were released in India.
Version 2: 2004 Dreadnok Rampage: Escapades in the Everglades boxed set
Fig. #0869: Dreadnok Agent
Dreadnok Buzzer
  • head: Buzzer (85, 04)
  • arms: Buzzer (85, 04, 05)
  • torso: Buzzer (85, 04, 05)
  • waist: Buzzer (85, 04, 05)
  • legs: Buzzer (85, 04, 05)
Accessories: grey backpack (85 Buzzer's) with fuel tank; grey chainsaw rifle (85 Buzzer's); grey chain axe (85 Buzzer's); clear figure stand
One of the founding members of the Dreadnoks, DREADNOK BUZZER fell in with ZARTAN's gang while on a sociological research assignment for Cambridge in his native England. He soon came to enjoy the same lifestyle he was studying, and now thrives on the anarchy that comes with being a Dreadnok. His intelligence once made him second-in-command of the Dreadnoks, but his ineptitude led to his being supplanted by ZARANA. He still maintains some authority over newer Dreadnoks, but secretly yearns for the day he can regain his position - even if it means getting rid of the competition.
DREADNOK BUZZER's love of chainsaws makes him annoying - the constant noise even gets on the nerves of his fellow Dreadnoks. But what makes him truly evil is his apparent hatred for animals. He has a particular animosity toward the K-9 unit of the G.I. Joe team, especially JUNKYARD and his partner MUTT. They have clashed numerous times over the years, and DREADNOK BUZZER sadistically looks forward to the day he can engage them again.
"Hey mate, I let my chainsaw do the talking for me!"
Toy Notes: Boxed in a convention-exclusive set with Beachhead (04/I), Hardtop (04), and Mutt (04/I), the Dreadheads Billy-Bob, Cletus, Joe-Bob, Otis, Roscoe, and Vance (all 04), Dreadnoks Crusher (04), Demolishor (04), Ripper (04), Road Pig (04), and Zarana (04).
Version 3: 2005 Wave 4 comic three-pack assortment
Fig. #1101: Dreadnok
Dreadnok Buzzer
  • head: Dreadnok Buzzer (05)
  • arms: Buzzer (85, 04, 05)
  • torso: Buzzer (85, 04, 05)
  • waist: Buzzer (85, 04, 05)
  • legs: Buzzer (85, 04, 05)
Accessories: black backpack (85 Buzzer's) with gas tank; black chainsaw rifle (85 Buzzer's); black chain axe (85 Buzzer's)
DREADNOK BUZZER fell in with biker gangs while on a sociological research assignment for Cambridge University in his native England. He soon enjoyed the same lifestyle he was studying, and now thrives on the anarchy that comes with being a DREADNOK member. Anything with a sharp edge is his friend. His skill with a chainsaw is legendary and his creativity in its use is frightening. ZARTAN recruited him instantly when he saw the glowering youth swiftly and expertly turn a lorry into several neat piles of metal. He has a large collection of chainsaws and is never without one. The DREADNOK forces have learned to keep scrap metal and abandoned cars nearby for DREADNOK BUZZER to slice into, if they want to keep their own rides in one piece.
"Nothing's as sweet as cutting into a G.I. JOE vehicle and sending it back to them in pieces."
Toy Notes: Carded in a three-pack with Dreadnok Ripper (05), Dreadnok Thrasher (05), and a reprint of Marvel #75. Item #07098.
Version 4: 2007 25th Anniversary Wave 2 carded assortment
Fig. #1178: Dreadnok
  • head: Buzzer (07)
  • arms: Buzzer (07), Dreadnok Ripper (08/I)
  • body: Buzzer (07), Leatherneck (08)
  • legs: Buzzer (07), Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
Accessories: grey backpack (new, with red gas can); silver chainsaw (new, large with red flames and teeth); black Cobra figure stand
BUZZER was an extreme left-wing Cambridge sociology don who went to Australia to research the biker gang phenomenon only to be changed into the very object of his research. Years of intellectual displeasure and extreme indignation at society's two-faced morality manifested into the intense desire to chainsaw apart the expensive geegaws of technological society.
Specialty and M.O.: A scavenger of the swamps, BUZZER can cut through steel, wrought iron, and any metal (except armor plate) with his diamond-toothed chain saw.
Toy Notes: Item #25982.