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Knockdown



File Name; Blaine M. Gonsalves of San Francisco, California.
Grade: Army E-5 (1987)
SN: 501-32-4065
Notes: San Francisco, halfway up the California coast, is one of the United States' major coastal cities. It is also the birthplace of Psyche-Out and Dojo.



Previous character: Dodger
Next character: Super Trooper

 

Animated Appearances

Knockdown was animated only for commercials, in which he had a gold lens over his left eye.

Headcanon

Born May 3, 1954. Knockdown joined the Joe Team in March 1985, 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. 1987 (Battle Force 2000)    
Version 1: 1987 Battle Force 2000 carded assortment
Fig. #0152: Sky Sweeper Anti-Aircaft DriverMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Microwave Technician [25P]
  • head: Knockdown (87), Super Trooper (88), Rapid-Fire (91)
  • arms: Knockdown (87)
  • torso: Knockdown (87)
  • waist: Knockdown (87)
  • legs: Knockdown (87)
Accessories: yellow-green helmet (new, soft plastic with red eyepiece); silver pistol (new, experimental ground-to-air)
Knockdown was a member of the test crew on the cancelled "Sgt. York" DIVAD anti-aircraft system and on two other secret development projects at Aberdeen Proving Grounds before he was tapped for the Battle Force 2000 Team. His ability to repair radar systems, infrared sensors, and target tracking computers is invaluable under battle conditions where Murphy's Law prevails. And if he has to, he can aim and fire manually with minimal loss of accuracy.
"Knockdown likes to go skeet-shooting with a bolt-action rifle. He thinks it's more sporting. According to him, anybody can hit a clay pigeon with a shotgun! He collects butterflies and moths—just plucks them out of the air with his fingers. Knockdown is also an authority on air disasters—maybe to replace his morbid fear of flying."
Variations: Knockdown's pistol comes with one of two variant handles.
Toy Notes: Saw a brief limited release on a single card in time for the 1987 Christmas season.
Re-releases: Also carded for more general release in a two-pack with Dodger (87) in 1988, at about the time the BF2000 vehicles were released. Item #6524. Some parts were used to create the Brazil-exclusive figure Biologico.