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Monkeywrench

(aka Monkey Wrench)

File Name: Bill Winkie of Rhyl, North Wales, UK.
Notes: Rhyl is on the British coast, about 20 miles west of Liverpool.






Previous character: Low-Light
Next character: Doctor Mindbender

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Neil Ross18564 seconds33265

Notes: Sunbow's Monkeywrench wore his 1986 outfit, with a brown vest instead of red, a prominent pendant (whose shape varied), and thick, wavy hair. His gloves and the grenades on his chest were usually dark grey.

 

Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)3 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 163 seconds5 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 299 seconds6 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 418 seconds1 line
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 520 seconds2 lines
Let's Play Soldier62 seconds4 lines
Computer Complications37 seconds (silent)
The Rotten Egg20 seconds1 line
Glamour Girls57 seconds3 lines
The Spy Who Rooked Me25 seconds2 lines
My Brother's Keeper61 seconds2 lines
Nightmare Assault13 seconds3 lines
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep15 seconds2 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 111 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 232 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 310 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 41 second (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 517 seconds2 lines

Headcanon

Born May 23, 1953. Monkeywrench joined the Dreadnoks in 1983, with his appearance represened by Version 1, changing to Version 2 in 1991.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1986 2. 2006 (DTC)  
Version 1: 1986 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0084: Dreadnok
  • head: Monkeywrench (86)
  • arms: Monkeywrench (86)
  • torso: Monkeywrench (86)
  • waist: Monkeywrench (86)
  • legs: Monkeywrench (86)
Accessories: dark grey trident gun (new)
Monkeywrench was born in Rhyl, North Wales, where he built explosive devices indiscriminately for a group of obscure terrorists. Having made himself a pariah in his hometown by the age of sixteen, drifted to London's East End to take part in a "new wave" movement, where he developed rudeness and crude anti-social behavior to levels unheard of in the western hemisphere. Eventually, his wanderings brought him to Australia where he joined up with the Dreadnoks.
"Monkeywrench was born on Guy Fawkes Day, which in Britain commemorates the foiling of the Gupowder Plot to blow up the houses of parliament. The villain, Guy Fawkes, is hanged in effigy amidst the continuous detonation of fireworks. Could this explain Monkeywrench's preoccupation with explosives and loud noises? His record collection is limited to "The 1812 Overture," "The Anvil Chorus," and "Wipeout."
Toy Notes: Item #6460. The prototype shown in the 1986 insert catalog has numerous paint difference, most notably short sleeves.
Version 2: 2006 Direct-to-Consumer Wave 3 carded assortment
Fig. #1111: Dreadnok
Monkey Wrench
  • head: Monkey Wrench (06)
  • arms: Burn Out (03), Monkey Wrench (06)
  • torso: Burn Out (03), Monkey Wrench (06)
  • waist: Burn Out (03), Monkey Wrench (06)
  • legs: Burn Out (03), Monkey Wrench (06)
Accessories: brown trench coat (new, with red Dreadnok emblem); two black shotguns (03 Destro's SPAS-12); black knife (05 Shadow Strike's, Butterfly sword with silver blade)
MONKEY WRENCH joined a group of local thugs and anarchists for whom he built explosive devices. He enjoyed the challenge of crafting finely tuned mechanisms and liked to be there when they were detonated, to admire the results of all his hard work. By age sixteen, he was a pariah in his hometown and bored with the limited opportunities for his particular skill. He headed to London's East End, where he developed rudeness and crude anti-social behavior to levels unheard of in the western hemisphere. He moved around, always finding groups in need of someone who can make things go bang. Eventually, his wanderings brought him to Australia and the DREADNOK criminal gang, who were delighted with his explosives expertise and thoroughly at home with his bad attitude.
"I like to add a bit of fireworks to my explosives, you know, sparklers and Roman candles and stuff. Gives it a personal touch and adds a bit of color for onlookers."
Toy Notes: Item #13019.