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Iron Grenadier

(aka Iron Grenadier Officer)








chronological: Blizzard<< Iron Grenadier >>Repeater
alphabetical: Iron Anvil<< Iron Grenadier >>Iron Grenadier Trooper

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
None150 seconds00

Notes: DiC placed Iron Grenadiers in the grey 2003 outift as low-level guards within Cobra Mountain.

 

Spy Troops: The Movie50 secondsgathered to hear Cobra Cmdr, in Crimson Command Copter, in elevator, defeated by Scarlett, in lab, fleeing

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1988
2. 2003/I (JvC Wave 5)
3. 2003/II (JvC Wave 7)
4. 2004 (Walmart)
5. 2005 (Convention)
6. 2008/I (Comic #7)
7. 2008/II (Senior Ranking Officers)
Version 1: spring 1988 regular carded figure assortment (Iron Grenadiers)
Destro's Elite Trooper
  • head: Iron Grenadier (88, 05)
  • arms: Iron Grenadier (88)
  • torso: Iron Grenadier (88)
  • waist: Iron Grenadier (88)
  • legs: Iron Grenadier (88)
Accessories: red laser pistol with angular emitter (new), black Uzi with retracted stock and no trigger guard (new), gold sword scabbard with strap and knuckle guard (new, shade varies).
The Iron Grenadiers are handpicked from Destro's personal bodyguards. They are the spearhead of Destro's incursions into new territory. The Iron Grenadiers, acting as agents, provocateurs, saboteurs, or outright terrorists, impel an unsuspecting country towards chaos and turmoil, thereby creating new markets for Destro's weapons where none existed before. Their pay is a percentage of gross sales.
"Imagine the slickest used car salesman you've ever met. Now imagine that he's also the trickiest accountant in the world. Got that? Try to picture what he would be like if that same guy was also a highly trained commando with expertise in explosives, small arms, and hand-to-hand combat.Top it off with the fact that no other mercenary group in the world wants them because of their history of turning on their superiors. That's what an Iron Grenadier is.
Toy Notes: Item #6506. The 1988 insert catalog shows the pistol and sword colored white.
Version 2: late January 2003 Spy Troops Wave 5 figure two-pack assortment (03/I)
Elite Troopers of Destro
  • head: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
  • arms: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
  • torso: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
  • waist: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
  • legs: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
Two-Pack Accessories: short brown TAR-21 bullpup assault rifle (new), brown long thin mortar tube on circular base, with thin bipod (new), black flared helmet with red Cobra emblem on crest (new), tan ghillie suit (03 Cross Hair's), black shoulder armor with red Cobra emblems (new).
Single-Pack Accessories: black laser rifle (91 Sci-Fi's), black Uzi (91 Low-Light's), black rifle (84 Baroness's), black rifle (92 Gen. Hawk's), black helmet with red Cobra emblem (03 Iron Grenadier's), black shoulder armor with red Cobra emblems (03 Iron Grenadier's).
Op. Avalanche Individual Accessories: black helmet with red Cobra emblem (03 Iron Grenadier's), black shoulder armor with red Cobra emblems (03 Iron Grenadier's).
Op. Avalanche Shared Accessories: black pistol (03 Beachhead's), black shotgun (03 Destro's), black rifle (02 Duke's), black rifle (02 Neo-Viper's), black backpack (85 Tele-Viper's, no hose pin), black backpack (92 Gung-Ho's).
Recruited from the ranks of the elite forces of DESTRO, the IRON GRENADIER is chosen for his endurance, tenacity, and pure meanness. The IRON GRENADIER is the key to the expansion of the armament business that DESTRO governs. This group is capable of infiltrating anywhere virtually undetected, they spread panic and chaos, undermine authority, and encourage disagreements, creating a greater demand for the weapons that DESTRO sells. The IRON GRENADIER is like an obnoxious salesman with guns. In fact, his pay is a commission on the armaments that are sold because of his efforts. The IRON GRENADIER gets special incentive points for starting riots, encouraging armed revolts, and igniting brush wars.
"We are the IRON GRENADIERS
We have no hearts, we have no fears
We'll sell you guns, we'll sell you spears
We'll make you pay for years and years
We are the IRON GRENADIERS!"
- Marching Song of the IRON GRENADIERS
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Recondo. Item #57260.
Reissued in March 2004 in the Wave 1 discount figure single-pack assortment (Item #60103). Also boxed in the Kmart-exclusive Operation Avalanche set with Dusty, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, a cannon variant of the Assault Quad, and two silver Air Assault gliders.
Version 3: August 2003 Spy Troops Wave 7 figure two-pack assortment (03/II)
Elite Troopers of Destro
  • head: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
  • arms: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
  • torso: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
  • waist: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
  • legs: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
Accessories: black pistol (88 Shockwave's), black rifle (03 Iron Grenadier's), grey helmet with gold Cobra emblem (03 Iron Grenadier's), grey shoulder armor with gold Cobra emblems (new).
Recruited from the ranks of the elite forces of DESTRO, the IRON GRENADIER is chosen for his endurance, tenacity, and pure meanness. The IRON GRENADIER is the key to the expansion of the armament business that DESTRO governs. This group is capable of infiltrating anywhere virtually undetected, they spread panic and chaos, undermine authority, and encourage disagreements, creating a greater demand for the weapons that DESTRO sells. The IRON GRENADIER is like an obnoxious salesman with guns. In fact, his pay is a commission on the armaments that are sold because of his efforts. The IRON GRENADIER gets special incentive points for starting riots, encouraging armed revolts, and igniting brush wars.
"We are the IRON GRENADIERS
We have no hearts, we have no fears
We'll sell you guns, we'll sell you spears
We'll make you pay for years and years
We are the IRON GRENADIERS!"
- Marching Song of the IRON GRENADIERS
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Lady Jaye. Item #55423.
Version 4: February 2004 special figure two-pack assortment
Elite Troopers of Destro
  • head: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
  • arms: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
  • torso: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
  • waist: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
  • legs: Iron Grenadier (03/I, 03/II, 04), Black Dragon Ninja (05)
Accessories: black rifle (03 Iron Grenadier's), black helmet with red Cobra emblem (03 Iron Grenadier's), black shoulder armor with red Cobra emblems (03 Iron Grenadier's).
Recruited from the ranks of the elite forces of DESTRO, the IRON GRENADIER trooper is chosen for his endurance, tenacity, and pure meanness. The IRON GRENADIER is the key to the expansion of the armament business that DESTRO governs. This group is capable of infiltrating anywhere virtually undetected. They spread panic and chaos, undermine authority, and encourage disagreements, creating a greater demand for the weapons that DESTRO sells. The IRON GRENADIER is like an obnoxious salesman with guns. In fact, his pay is a commission on the armaments that are sold because of his efforts. The IRON GRENADIER gets special incentive points for starting riots, encouraging armed revolves, and igniting brush wars.
"We are the IRON GRENADIERS
We have no hearts, we have no fears
We'll sell you guns, we'll sell you spears
We'll make you pay for years and years
We are the IRON GRENADIERS!"
- Marching Song of the IRON GRENADIERS
Toy Notes: Carded in a Walmart-exclusive two-pack with Duke. Item #55339. This figure is considered a moderately high-demand item.
Version 5: late June 2005 General Mayhem: M.A.R.S. Invades! boxed set
Destro's Elite Troopers
  • head: Iron Grenadier (88, 05)
  • arms: Night-Viper (89, 06), Iron Grenadier (05)
  • torso: Night-Viper (89, 06), Heli-Viper (89), Iron Grenadier (05)
  • waist: Night-Viper (89, 06), Heli-Viper (89), Iron Grenadier (05)
  • legs: Night-Viper (89, 06), Heli-Viper (89), Iron Grenadier (05)
Accessories: dark grey laser pistol (88 Iron Grenadier's), dark grey rifle (89 Night-Viper's), dark grey knife (88 Hydro-Viper's), black backpack (89 Night-Viper's), clear figure stand (common).
IRON GRENADIERS are DESTRO's elite ground forces, the backbone of his personal army of the same name. Lured from the world's finest military institutions by the promise of wealth and power, DESTRO delivers both to those skilled enough and greedy enough to make the cut. Intensely trained in both economics and warfare, they are equally prepared to sell M.A.R.S. armaments and armor to even the most reticent customer, or use those same arms to utterly conquer them. They are the de facto standard of elite trooper, more efficient and feared than CRIMSON GUARD Troops.
While these elite troops are all ruthlessly loyal to DESTRO (even the IRON GRENADIERS subcontracted by COBRA COMMANDER), GENERAL MAYHEM's regiment could be considered the elite of the elite. Equipped with the next generation of M.A.R.S. ultra light body armor and tactical battle helmets, they consist primarily of former SPETSNAZ (Soviet Special Forces) troops and officers, as well as other mercenaries personally selected by Destro for their knowledge of the territory and devotion to the IRON GRENADIERS cause.
"There is no better motivation than a one million dollar bonus to the man who brings DESTRO another corporation!"
Toy Notes: Five copies were boxed in a convention-exclusive set with Destro, Gen. Mayhem, Metal-Head, and five copies of Iron Anvil.
Version 6: August 2008 Wave 5 comic two-pack assortment (08/I)
Elite Trooper
  • head: Iron Grenadier (08/I, 08/II), Iron Grenadier Officer (08)
  • arms: Cobra Commander (08/II, 08/XI), Iron Grenadier (08/I, 08/II), Iron Grenadier Officer (08)
  • body: Cobra Commander (08/II, 08/XI), Iron Grenadier (08/I, 08/II), Iron Grenadier Officer (08)
  • upper legs: Cobra Commander (08/II, 08/XI), Iron Grenadier (08/I, 08/II), Iron Grenadier Officer (08)
  • lower legs: Iron Grenadier (08/I, 08/II), Iron Grenadier Officer (08)
Comic #7 Accessories: red tiny simple laser pistol (new), black Uzi (88 Iron Grenadier's), black sword with gold guard and silver blade (08 Destro's), red belt with gold scabbard (08 Destro's), black bandolier with gold-lined red shoulder pad (new), black Cobra figure stand.
Comic #86 Accessories: black laser pistol (08 Iron Grenadier's), black Uzi (88 Iron Grenadier's), black sword with gold guard and silver blade (08 Destro's), red belt with gold scabbard (08 Destro's), black bandolier with gold-lined red shoulder pad (08 Iron Grenadier's), black Cobra figure stand.
DESTRO has built up his army of IRON GRENADIER troopers from among his own bodyguards. Chosen for their endurance, tenacity, and pure meanness, IRON GRENADIER troopers are part of the weapon supplier's plans to take control of the COBRA organization. The IRON GRENADIER force has been trained to infiltrate an area and spread panic and chaos, resulting in an increased demand for weapons—supplied by DESTRO, of course. An IRON GRENADIER trooper is like an obnoxious salesman with guns. In fact, he gets a commission on any armaments sold because of his efforts, and receives incentive points for starting riots and encouraging armed revolts.
"We have no hearts, we have no fears, we'll sell you guns, we'll sell you spears... We are the IRON GRENADIERS!" (part of the IRON GRENADIERS marching song)
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Destro and an original comic (#7). Item #28936. A glossier, truer black than version 7.
Reissues: Also carded in November 2008 in a two-pack with Cobra Viper and a reprint of Marvel #86. The only difference for this figure was a black laser pistol instead of a red one.
Version 7: October 2008 Senior Ranking Officers Wave 2 assortment (08/II)
Elite Officer
Code Name: Iron Grenadier Officer
  • head: Iron Grenadier (08/I, 08/II), Iron Grenadier Trooper (08)
  • arms: Cobra Commander (08/II, 08/XI), Iron Grenadier (08/I, 08/II), Iron Grenadier Trooper (08)
  • body: Cobra Commander (08/II, 08/XI), Iron Grenadier (08/I, 08/II), Iron Grenadier Trooper (08)
  • upper legs: Cobra Commander (08/II, 08/XI), Iron Grenadier (08/I, 08/II), Iron Grenadier Trooper (08)
  • lower legs: Iron Grenadier (08/I, 08/II), Iron Grenadier Trooper (08)
Accessories: red laser pistol (08 Iron Grenadier's), black Uzi (88 Iron Grenadier's), black sword with gold guard and silver blade (08 Destro's), red belt with gold scabbard (08 Destro's), black bandolier with gold-lined red shoulder pad (08 Iron Grenadier's), black Cobra figure stand.
Among the castle guards and mercenaries who have become a private army for DESTRO are those who aspire to a higher rank, one with more responsibility, more chances to apply their military acumen, and more opportunities to exert complete control over others. IRON GRENADIER officers command squadrons that are sent by DESTRO around the world to cause conflict and chaos. If the "grunts" of this elite force attack like iron fists in battle, the officers in charge of them surge into combat like iron sledgehammers, smashing anything in their path. As a bonus for their superior rank, IRON GRENADIER officers receive an additional percentage of all weapon sales conducted by their squadrons.
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive three-pack with Destro and Iron Grenadier Trooper. Item #36146, set 3 of 3. A dull, very dark grey as opposed to the glossier true-black of version 6.