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Iron Grenadier

(aka Iron Grenadier Officer)









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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 seconds

Headcanon

Selected from the best of his personal contingent of Cobra forces, Destro's soldiers supported his separation from Cobra in April 1985. Divided into Officers (red masks) and Troopers (purple masks, listed separately on this site), IG units played many of the same roles they once did as Cobras and Vipers, though Destro maintained his own air and sea specialists and vehicle operators. Whereas most Cobra forces had in-depth training only for specialized tasks, all Iron Grenadiers had a training regiment focusing on battle tactics and the exertion of physical power in close combat, in addition to their specialty. The Iron Grenadier Officers' appearance is represented by Version 6.

Figure Releases

Version 1: 1988 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0155: 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: black pistol (new, Uzi with retracted stock); red laser pistol (new, with trapezoidal muzzle); gold saber (new, with long chain)
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: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 5 two-pack assortment (03/I)
Fig. #0690: 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: black helmet (new, tall, flared with red Cobra emblem and silver visor); two black spaulders (new, shoulder pads with red Cobra emblems); light brown ghillie suit (common for 03 figures); brown assault rifle (new, TAR-21 5.56mm); brown mortar (new, thin) with tripod
Single-Pack Accessories: black helmet (same); two black spaulders (same); metallic laser rifle (84 Baroness's); black submachine gun (91 Low-Light's Uzi); black laser rifle (91 Sci-Fi's); silver rifle (92 Hawk'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 (03). Item #57260.
Re-releases: Also available in 2004 in a single pack (Item #60103) and boxed (with armor only) in 2004 with the K-Mart-exclusive Operation Avalanche set.
Version 3: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 7 two-pack assortment (03/II)
Fig. #0736: 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: grey helmet (03/I Iron Grenadier's, with red Cobra emblem and gold visor); two grey spaulders (new, with gold Cobra emblems); black pistol (88 Shockwave's); brown assault rifle (03/I Iron Grenadier's TAR-21)
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 (03/II). Item #55423.
Version 4: 2004 Valor vs. Venom special two-pack assortment
Fig. #0816: 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 helmet (03 Iron Grenadier's, with red Cobra emblem); two black spaulders (03 Iron Grenadier's, with red Cobra emblems); black assault rifle (03 Iron Grenadier's TAR-21)
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 Wal-Mart-exclusive two-pack with Duke (04/II). Item #55339. This figure is considered a moderately high-demand item.
Version 5: 2005 General Mayhem: M.A.R.S. Invades! boxed set
Fig. #1076: 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: black backpack (89 Night-Viper's); grey laser pistol (88 Iron Grenadier's); grey rifle (89 Night-Viper's); grey knife (88 Hydro-Viper's); clear figure stand
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 (05/II), Gen. Mayhem (05), Metal-Head (05), and five copies of Iron Anvil (05).
Version 6: 2008 Wave 5 comic two-pack assortment (08/I)
Fig. #1306: 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)
Accessories: black bandolier (new, with gold and red shoulder armor); gold scabbard (08/I Destro's, with red belt); black submachine gun (88 Iron Grenadier's Uzi); red laser pistol (new, miniature with square sight); gold sword (08/I Destro's, with black grip and silver blade); 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 (08/IV) and an original comic (#7). Item #28936. A truer, glossier black than the very similar Iron Grenadier Officer (08) figure.
Version 7: 2008 Senior Ranking Officers Wave 2 assortment (08/II)
Fig. #1333: Elite 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: black bandolier (08 Iron Grenadier's, with gold and red shoulder armor); gold scabbard (08/I Destro's, with red belt); black submachine gun (88 Iron Grenadier's Uzi); red laser pistol (08 Iron Grenadier's); gold sword (08/I Destro's, with black grip and silver blade); 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 (08/V) and Iron Grenadier Trooper (08). Item #36146, set 3 of 3. A dull, very dark grey as opposed to the truer, glossier black of the very similar Iron Grenadier (08/I) comic two-pack figure.