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Cutter

(aka G.I. JOE Cutter)

File Name: Ronald "Skip" A. Stone of Kinsley, Kansas.
Grades: Coast Guard Coast Guard O-2 (1984-2008)
SNs: RA403540688; 035-40-SA88
Notes: Kinsley is in the southwest part of the state, notable for being 1,561 miles from both New York City and San Francisco. (The actual geographic center of the contiguous states is in the north-central part of the state near Lebanon.)


chronological: Wild Weasel<< Cutter >>Buzzer
alphabetical: Crystal Ball<< Cutter >>Cyber-Viper

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Gregg Berger25372 seconds43425
DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
None445 seconds00

Sunbow's Cutter wore his 1984 outfit, with the life jacket often drawn as if it were an ordinary vest. In the DiC series, he wore his 1992 outfit.

 

The Revenge of Cobra Opening4 seconds(silent)driving W.H.A.L.E., in final pose
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 334 seconds7 linesdriving W.H.A.L.E. to Island of No Return, authorizing Spirit's mission
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 44 seconds4 linesleading battle at Island of No Return
Cobra Stops the World15 seconds2 linesdriving W.H.A.L.E. against Cobra base, capturing Cobra troops
Jungle Trap8 seconds(silent)driving W.H.A.L.E. to meet rescue team
Haul Down the Heavens74 seconds5 linesdebriefing Entwhistle, at HQ during sabotage, driving W.H.A.L.E. against Cobra base
Cobra's Candidate9 seconds1 lineon Coast Guard boat taking Robert Harper into custody
Red Rocket's Glare33 seconds5 linesvisiting diner, in W.H.A.L.E. attacking Cobra and destroying wharf diner
The Phantom Brigade10 seconds(silent)driving hovercraft in assault on castle
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 23 seconds(silent)on risers at reinstatement next to Shipwreck
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent58 seconds9 linesdriving W.H.A.L.E. to Pine Tree Cove; camping; on U.S.S. Flagg
The Traitor, Part 111 seconds(silent)on panel with Flint at Dusty's trial
Excalibur7 seconds(silent)driving W.H.A.L.E. to bring radar system to shore and assaulting castle
Worlds Without End Part I6 seconds1 linedriving W.H.A.L.E. to rendezvous with Flint
Flint's Vacation32 seconds1 lineon U.S.S. Flagg; driving W.H.A.L.E.; in undersea base
The Invaders8 seconds2 linesoperating sub to transport Joes to Oktober Guard HQ
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 14 seconds(silent)at briefing on Dreadnoks
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 59 seconds(silent)cheering Sarge at Terror Drome
Sink the Montana9 seconds(silent)volunteering to steal U.S.S. Constitution; seen on board the ship
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World8 seconds(silent)driving Killer W.H.A.L.E. during lab attack
Sins of Our Fathers11 seconds2 linesdriving Killer W.H.A.L.E. during Cobra sub attack
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs12 seconds4 linesbreaking up a fight at a ball game
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening1 second(silent)in a J.U.M.P. when Firebat crashes (2:07)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 21 second(silent)manning cannon at Joe HQ (3:21)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 51 second(silent)at ice dome entrance (2:47)
Messenger from the Deep5 seconds(silent)at water base, held prisoner by Range-Viper, greeting returning Joes
The Greatest Evil Part I2 seconds(silent)in Badger attacking distribution house (16:22-23)
The Greatest Evil Part II35 seconds(silent)driving Badger to attack factory, chasing Headman
The Legend of Metal-Head3 seconds(silent)seen in flashback

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1984 (Killer W.H.A.L.E.)
2. 1992 (Drug Elimination Force)
3. 1993 (Shark 9000)
4. 2001 (N.L.C.)
5. 2008 (Senior Ranking Officers)
Version 1: spring 1984 boxed Hovercraft (Killer W.H.A.L.E.) vehicle
Fig. #0048: Hovercraft PilotMOS 1: Hovercraft Captain
MOS 2: Special Services (coached the women's swimming team at Annapolis)
  • head: Cutter (84, 01)
  • arms: Cutter (84, 01), Shipwreck (07/I)
  • torso: Cutter (84, 01), Shipwreck (07/I)
  • waist: Cutter (84, 01), Shipwreck (07/I)
  • legs: Cutter (84, 01), Shipwreck (07/I)
Accessories: none
Cutter badgered his congressmen for two years to get into Annapolis. Then realizes his family lacked two essential ingredients: power and influence. Opted for the Coast Guard Academy instead.
Wanted a life at sea even though hometown is as far away from either ocean as you can get (exactly 1,561 miles from San Francisco and NYC). His iron will and contrary nature, laced with a truly bizarre sense of humor, might explain why.
Found out the Joe team didn't have any Coast Guardsmen. Raised such a stink that the Coast Guard top brass had to pull every string necessary to fix it. It also gave the brass a way to get Cutter out of their hair.
Variations: Eyebrows and mustache either match the hair or are darker.
Toy Notes: Item #6005.
Version 2: summer 1992 Drug Elimination Force premium carded figure assortment
Fig. #0345: Sea Operations SpecialistMOS 1: Vehicle Operations Specialist
MOS 2: Coast Guard Officer
  • head: Cutter (92, 93)
  • arms: Cutter (92, 93)
  • torso: Cutter (92, 93)
  • waist: Cutter (92, 93)
  • legs: Cutter (92, 93)
Accessories: white "BM-201 short-stock boarding rifle" with curved magazine (new), clear orange light-up spring grappling hook launcher (new), white tripod (92 Duke's), white "Perfect Strike" spring grappling hook missile on black string (new), white long-neck flashlight, fits onto leg (new), black figure stand (common).
Intercepting drug-runners in coastal waters and on the high seas is a specialty of the U.S. Coast Guard and that's where CUTTER learned his craft. He was the skipper of a high-speed drug interceptor craft before he transferred to the G.I. Joe team and now, on special assignment to the D.E.F., he can utilize those hard-earned skills to the max! Armed with a rocket propelled grappling hook launcher, Cutter can snag speedboats crammed with illegal drugs, or scale the back walls of suspected hideouts and still have one hand free to shoot-it-out with the bad guys!
Motto: "Nothing makes my day like taking down a big dealer. Seeing the look on his face when he realizes the high times are over and it's off to the Federal Pen for the rest of his miserable life! What a satisfying feeling!"
Toy Notes: Item #6747. In the 1992 insert catalog, concept art appears instead of the actual figure.
Version 3: late summer 1993 boxed Shark 9000 vehicle
Fig. #0421: Coast Guard SpecialistMOS 1: Vehicle Operations Specialist
MOS 2: Coast Guard Officer
  • head: Cutter (92, 93)
  • arms: Cutter (92, 93)
  • torso: Cutter (92, 93)
  • waist: Cutter (92, 93)
  • legs: Cutter (92, 93)
Accessories: black submachine gun (92 Barricade's).
Repelling aquatic assaults and intercepting smugglers and spies on the high seas is a specialty of the U.S. Coast Guard, and that's where CUTTER learned his craft. He was the skipper of a high-speed Coast Guard ship and in charge of special Coast Guard operations before transferring to the G.I. Joe team. Now, armed with the firepower and technology of his newly acquired attack craft, Cutter can use his hard-earned Coast Guard skills to the max! To serve with Cutter on the Shark 9000 is considered a welcomed challenge to other G.I. Joes, a challenge they meet head on!
Motto: "Busting Cobra villains in the SHARK 9000 is like shooting fish in a barrel!"
Toy Notes: Item #6867. Originally intended as part of 1993's D.E.F. line, but moved into Battle Corps when the D.E.F. concept was canceled.
Reissues: Included at the August 1994 G.I. Joe Convention with the C.U.D.A., a recolor of the A.P.C..
Version 4: summer 2001 boxed N.L.C. vehicle
Fig. #0570: Coast Guard SpecialistMOS 1: Aquatic Vehicle Operations
MOS 2: Coast Guard Officer
  • head: Cutter (84, 01)
  • arms: Cutter (84, 01), Shipwreck (07/I)
  • torso: Cutter (84, 01), Shipwreck (07/I)
  • waist: Cutter (84, 01), Shipwreck (07/I)
  • legs: Cutter (84, 01), Shipwreck (07/I)
Accessories: none
Cutter knows the high seas better than any fish in the ocean. But when a snake like Cobra decides to get its feet wet, best to be prepared for a big splash! That's where Cutter comes in. Like a great white shark with a ravenous appetite, Cutter is always ready to take a bite out of Cobra whenever they wreak havoc in the world via the sea.
He may have been a typical land-lubber as a kid in Kansas, but after a family trip to Florida at age 14, Cutter was hooked on the sea like a sailfish on a 100-pound test line. His experience as a Coast Guard skipper in hunting down drug smugglers on the high seas made him a perfect catch for the G.I. Joe team's Aquatic Defense Division. Cutter likes nothing better than sneaking up on unsuspecting crafts and pounding them like a tidal wave. Now, instead of scouring the oceans for drug-dealing slime-balls, he patrols the sea for something else that's even more slimy...Cobra!
Toy Notes: Item #53045. Very similar to the 1984 version, but slightly darker/duller and with no B on his cap.
Version 5: October 2008 Senior Ranking Officers Wave 2 figure three-pack assortment
Fig. #1329: Hovercraft Pilot
G.I. Joe Cutter
MOS 1: Hovercraft Captain
MOS 2: Special Services
  • head: Gung Ho (07, 08), Leatherneck (08), G.I. Joe Cutter (08)
  • arms to wrist: Flint (08/I, 08/II, 09/I, 09/II), Skyduster (08), G.I. Joe Cutter (08), Cobra Ninja Viper (08), Ssgt. Rock 'n Roll (08/II), Tunnel Rat (09), Duke (09/II), Outback (09)
  • hands: Flint (08/I, 08/II, 09/I, 09/II), Skyduster (08), G.I. Joe Cutter (08), Cobra Ninja Viper (08), Ssgt. Rock 'n Roll (08/II), Tunnel Rat (09), Duke (09/II)
  • body: Shipwreck (07/II, 08, 09), Crankcase (08), Spirit Iron-Knife (08), G.I. Joe Cutter (08), Dataframe (08), Tunnel Rat (09)
  • upper legs: Shipwreck (07/II, 08, 09), G.I. Joe Cutter (08), Tunnel Rat (09)
  • lower legs: Shipwreck (07/II, 08, 09), G.I. Joe Cutter (08)
Accessories: black pistol (03 Beachhead's), orange life jacket with grey belt (07 Shipwreck's), dark silver boarding hook and handle on black string (08 Shipwreck's), black Joe figure stand.
G.I. JOE CUTTER badgered his congressional representative for two years to get an appointment to Annapolis then decided to opt for the Coast Guard Academy instead. He wanted a life at sea even though his hometown is as far away from either ocean as you can get (exactly 1,561 miles from San Francisco and New York City). His iron will and contrary nature, laced with a truly bizarre sense of humor, might explain why. When he found out the G.I. JOE team didn't have anyone from the U.S. Coast Guard, he raised such a stink that the top brass in the Coast Guard pulled every string necessary to fix it. It also gave them a way to get him out of their hair.
"Semper paratus. And I mean it - I'm always ready to take on COBRA on the high seas. Sure the're as nasty as a nor'easter in the dead of winter, but then again, I'm even nastier."
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive three-pack with Deep Six and Lt. Torpedo. Item #36145, set 2 of 3. Semper paratus (Latin for "always ready") is the motto of the US Coast Guard.