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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.




chronological: Cutter<< Buzzer >>Ripper
alphabetical: Bushido<< Buzzer >>Cannonball

 

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)cutting energy tower, driving motorcycle
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 183 seconds2 lineson Chameleon capturing Col. Sharp, rescuing Cobra Cmdr.
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 39 seconds(silent)with Cobra's leaders, in sub with Zartan monitoring battle
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 470 seconds(silent)in sub with Zartan, on motorcycle to retrieve laser core
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 550 seconds1 linehiding with Zartan at amusement park, escaping in Chameleon
Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)1 second(silent)falling when Destro is thrown on top of Dreadnoks (0:25)
Countdown for Zartan116 seconds9 linestraining recruits, capturing Mettier, watching Spirit's cell, in F.A.N.G. attacking defense center
Jungle Trap12 seconds3 linesambushing Joes on stairway
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 113 seconds(silent)stowing away on shuttle, riding Ferret during station takeover
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 251 seconds5 linesin Ferret as enforcer on space station, chasing Dusty
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 31 second(silent)on space station as cubes activate (18:17)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 442 seconds1 linetaking over space station from Zartan, communicating with Cobra Cmdr
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 554 seconds3 linescaptured on Space Station, freed by Zartan, escaping in garbage module
Battle for the Train of Gold68 seconds6 linescapturing Gen. Stack, guarding Joe prisoners, on train
Lights! Camera! Cobra!86 seconds6 linesaborting bank theft, sabotaging movie set, on Ferret rescuing Torch
Cobra's Candidate98 seconds13 linesin Ferret against Joes, supervising gangs to disrupt election
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 138 seconds3 linesin F.A.N.G. attacking Skystrikers; capturing and holding Duke
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 24 seconds(silent)capturing Duke (flashback)
Twenty Questions117 seconds8 linesoperating missile defense; on Ferrets raiding chem arsenal and inside base
Where the Reptiles Roam39 seconds4 linesdisguised as ranch hand at hideout, driving ATV
Worlds Without End Part I56 seconds4 linesstealing transmuter; alt version serving as police officer
Worlds Without End Part II38 seconds3 linesalt version pursuing Joes in DC; rebuked by Zartan
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town13 seconds(silent)miniaturized to attack Joe HQ in ATV, stealing a R.A.M.
Flint's Vacation43 seconds5 linesdressed as police chasing Flint; in Moray attacking Joes
Memories of Mara36 seconds4 linesleading Dreadnoks attempting to capture Mara
The Wrong Stuff76 seconds9 linesmanning defenses of space station
The Invaders24 seconds2 lineson flying saucer; captured by Snake Eyes and Wong
Cold Slither83 seconds5 linesplaying drums for Cold Slither plot
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 222 seconds1 lineplaying with mini-synthoids; cornering Shipwreck in lab
Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)2 seconds(silent)riding on Thunder Machine (0:12-13)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 143 seconds2 linesat Dreadnok audition
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 226 seconds(silent)at Dreadnok audition; attacking Flint's team at Montezuma's tomb
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 412 seconds1 lineflying Swampfire on Cobra Island
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 517 seconds1 lineattacked by Joe rescue team; driving motorcycle in DC
Let's Play Soldier60 seconds4 linesenforcing Thailand drug sales; deserting on a Ferret
Computer Complications30 seconds(silent)at Dreadnok camp; driving Ferret to assault diner and Joe HQ
Cobrathon39 seconds2 linesambushing rescue team in Vegas
The Million Dollar Medic31 seconds(silent)in overcoat breaking into Van Mark mansion
The Rotten Egg22 seconds(silent)driving motorcycle to Parris Island; attacking at ceremony
Once Upon a Joe5 seconds1 linebrawling with other Dreadnoks
Glamour Girls45 seconds1 linehelping set up photo shoots; flying Swampfire to Vail's island
The Spy Who Rooked Me27 seconds1 lineon motorcycle attacking Joes; searching Burke's car
Grey Hairs and Growing Pains10 seconds1 linecovering Zarana's escape
My Brother's Keeper84 seconds3 linesrecruiting Penser, flying Swampfire against Joes
Nightmare Assault7 seconds2 linestaking hostages on oil rig
Second-Hand Emotions55 seconds1 lineplanting receivers; attacking affected Joes; securing Roadblock
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep14 seconds2 linespursuing Cross-Country in Coil hideout
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 127 seconds2 linesin motorcycle during attack on B.E.T.; entering Cobra-La's grove
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 242 seconds1 linecommissioned by Pythona; freeing Serpentor; escaping in Ferret
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 39 seconds(silent)witnessing Cobra Commander's trial and punishment
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 419 seconds(silent)in Thunder Machine during lab battle; breaking through B.E.T.'s armor
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 54 seconds(silent)in Swampfire to guard tunnel entrance

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1985
2. 2004 (Convention)
3. 2005 (Comic #75)
4. 2007 (25th Wave 2)
 
Version 1: spring 1985 regular carded figure 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 chain axe (new), silver chainsaw rifle (new), silver square frame backpack with peg for gas can (new), silver gasoline can (new).
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.
Version 2: July 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: dark grey axe (85 Buzzer's), dark grey chainsaw (85 Buzzer's), dark grey backpack (85 Buzzer's), dark grey gas can (85 Buzzer's), clear figure stand (common).
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, Hardtop, Sgt. Mutt, Dreadnok Ripper, Dreadhead Cletus, Dreadhead Otis, Dreadnok Road Pig, Zarana, Dreadhead Billy-Bob, Joe-Bob, Dreadnok Crusher, Dreadnok Demolishor, Dreadhead Roscoe, and Dreadnok Vance.
Version 3: October 2005 Wave 6 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 axe (85 Buzzer's), black chainsaw (85 Buzzer's), black backpack (85 Buzzer's), black gas can (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, Dreadnok Thrasher, and a reprint of Marvel #75. Item #07098.
Version 4: September 2007 25th Anniversary Wave 2 carded figure 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: large silver chainsaw with red flame detailing (new), grey frame backpack with attached red gas can (new), 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.