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Captain Grid-Iron



File Name: Terrence Lydon of Evergreen Park, Illinois.
Grade: Army O-3 (1990)
SN: 903-5221-YY07
Notes: Evergreen Park is a village in the southwest part of the Chicago metro area. Bullet-Proof, Ghostrider, Hardtop, Heavy Duty, Scoop, Short-Fuze, and Static Line are from Chicago itself.



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Next character: Night Creeper

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Dale Wilson212,326 seconds2662,838

Notes: DiC's Grid-Iron wore the 1990 outfit, and he spoke primarily in football metaphors. When Hawk was absent, Grid-Iron appeared to be in charge of the Joe Team, sometimes co-leading with Sgt. Slaughter. The character also apperaed in commercial animation, with a more intricate camo pattern.

 

Season 1 Opening (DiC)3 seconds (silent)
United We Stand114 seconds18 lines
Revenge of the Pharaohs119 seconds11 lines
Granny Dearest123 seconds16 lines
Victory at Volcania Part 1139 seconds16 lines
Victory at Volcania Part 2177 seconds22 lines
The Nozone Conspiracy39 seconds7 lines
Pigskin Commandos288 seconds37 lines
Injustice and the Cobra Way428 seconds50 lines
That's Entertainment7 seconds (silent)
I Found You...Evy5 seconds (silent)
An Officer and a Viperman3 seconds (silent)
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 1102 seconds15 lines
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 2360 seconds38 lines
Season 2 Opening (DiC)3 seconds (silent)
The Greatest Evil Part I17 seconds (silent)
The Greatest Evil Part II17 seconds (silent)
Shadow of a Doubt11 seconds (silent)
Metal-Head's Reunion348 seconds35 lines
Basic Training6 seconds (silent)
The Legend of Metal-Head17 seconds1 line

Headcanon

Born January 13, 1953. Grid-Iron joined the Joe Team in September 1986, and his appearance is represented by Version 1. 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. 1990    
Version 1: 1990 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0242: Hand-to-Hand Combat SpecialistMOS 1: Hand-to-Hand Combat Specialist
MOS 2: Infantry [11A]
  • head: Capt. Grid-Iron (90)
  • arms: Capt. Grid-Iron (90)
  • torso: Capt. Grid-Iron (90)
  • waist: Capt. Grid-Iron (90)
  • legs: Capt. Grid-Iron (90)
Accessories: light green helmet (new, football style); clear visor (new, with peg holes); two yellow elbow pads (new, padded arm clips); light green backpack (new, with grenade tab); light grey shotgun (new); light grey missile launcher rifle (new, with missile tabs); four light grey missiles (new, with two slots each); three light grey grenades (new, football shaped)
CAPT. GRID-IRON was quarterback of the West Point football team and graduatd in the top ten of his class. It can be said in his favor that he passed up an appointment to the U.S. Army War College for a conventional infantry command at the company level. It was this determination to be "where the action is" that brought him to the attention of the G.I. Joe organization.
"The other G.I. Joes were a bit put off by this West Pointer when he first showed up, but he turned out to be bearable to the point that nobody tried to 'lose' him on his first mission. In fact, if he would only stop trying so hard to be likeable and put a halt to his John Wayne (classic Hollywood tough guy) imitation, they might let him play quarterback at the annual G.I. Joe Fish Fry Football Game!"
Toy Notes: Featured in 1990's first new figures commercial. Item #6561.
Re-releases: A recolored version was released in India.