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Iron Anvil











Previous character: General Mayhem
Next character: Steel Brigade Commander

 

Animated Appearances

To my knowledge, Iron Anvils were never animated.

Headcanon

Iron Anvils were introduced to the Iron Grenadiers in late 1986 as scouts, saboteurs, and infiltrators, with their appearance represented by Version 1.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 2005 (Convention)    
Version 1: 2005 General Mayhem: M.A.R.S. Invades! boxed set
Fig. #1075: IRON GRENADIERS Paratrooper
  • head: Viper (94), Iron Anvil (05)
  • arms: Viper (94), Iron Anvil (05)
  • torso: Viper (94), Iron Anvil (05)
  • waist: Viper (94), Iron Anvil (05)
  • legs: Viper (94), Iron Anvil (05)
Accessories: black backpack (87 Jinx's) with attached red parachute with black Iron Grenadiers logo; grey submachine gun (89 Annihilator's); grey knife (88 Hydro-Viper's); clear figure stand
IRON ANVIL paratroopers are DESTRO's elite airborne commandos. They are only used when brute force is necessary to complete a hostile take-over by the M.A.R.S. (Military Armaments Research Systems) Corporation. These specialized assault troopers are sent in ahead of the ground forces to overwhelm enemy defenses. Their primary missions focus on the subversion of major economic and military installations by either destroying them or putting them out of action. IRON ANVIL Troops have a tactical advantage in that they can appear on the battlefield anywhere that aircraft can deploy them. However, they prefer to be dropped from low flying helicopters and like their namesake, make small impact craters wherever they land.
Each trooper wears a self-contained bio-suit that is protected by layers of composite and reactive armor which acts like a shock absorber for their earthbound landings. This tactic has both a psychological impact as well as a demoralizing affect [sic] on their adversaries. Once on the ground. IRON ANVIL Troopers engage in close quarters combat using their expert hand-to-hand fighting skills to apprehend prisoners for slave labor in one of DESTRO's new factories.
"Parachutes are for wimps—once the IRON ANVILS drops—nothing can stop us!"
Toy Notes: Five copies were boxed in a convention-exclusive set with Destro (05/II), Gen. Mayhem (05), Metal-Head (05), and five copies of Iron Grenadier (05).