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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.)



Previous character: Copperhead
Next character: Wild Weasel

 

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)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 334 seconds7 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 44 seconds4 lines
Cobra Stops the World15 seconds2 lines
Jungle Trap8 seconds (silent)
Haul Down the Heavens74 seconds5 lines
Cobra's Candidate9 seconds1 line
Red Rocket's Glare33 seconds5 lines
The Phantom Brigade10 seconds (silent)
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 23 seconds (silent)
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent58 seconds9 lines
The Traitor, Part 111 seconds (silent)
Excalibur7 seconds (silent)
Worlds Without End Part I6 seconds1 line
Flint's Vacation32 seconds1 line
The Invaders8 seconds2 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 14 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 59 seconds (silent)
Sink the Montana9 seconds (silent)
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World8 seconds (silent)
Sins of Our Fathers11 seconds2 lines
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs12 seconds4 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening1 second (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 21 second (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 51 second (silent)
Messenger from the Deep5 seconds (silent)
The Greatest Evil Part I2 seconds (silent)
The Greatest Evil Part II35 seconds (silent)
The Legend of Metal-Head3 seconds (silent)

Headcanon

Born June 7, 1950. Cutter joined the Joe Team in September 1981, and his appearance is represented by Version 4, changing to Version 2 in 1985. He was with the team until it was disbanded in December 1989 but was not recalled when the Joes were reactivated in 1991.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1984 (Killer WHALE)
2. 1992 (Drug Elimination Force)
3. 1993 (Shark 9000)
4. 2001 (NLC)
5. 2008 (Senior Ranking Officers)
Version 1: 1984 boxed Killer WHALE 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: 1992 D.E.F. premium carded 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 "boarding rifle" (new, BM-201); clear orange spring missile launcher (new, with lights and black trigger) and white tripod (92 Duke's); white grappling hook missile (new, with curved ends) with string; white long-neck flashlight (new, with peg hole for leg); black figure stand
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: In the 1992 insert catalog, concept art appears instead of the actual figure. Item #6747.
Version 3: 1993 Battle Corps boxed Shark 9000 vehicle
Fig. #0422: 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 battlefield sidearm (92 Barricade's Z-99)
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.
Version 4: 2001 Real American Hero Collection Wave 3 boxed NLC 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: 2008 Senior Ranking Officers Wave 2 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: orange life jacket (08 Shipwreck's, with grey trim); black handgun (03 Beachhead's); silver hook and weight with 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 Lt. Torpedo (08/II) and Deep Six (08/I). Item #36145, set 2 of 3. Semper paratus (Latin for "always ready") is the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard.