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Nunchuk



File Name: Ralph Badducci of Brooklyn, New York.
Grade: Army E-5 (1992-2003)
SN: 980-4290-KB22
Notes: Brooklyn, on the western end of Long Island, is New York City's largest borough. Also from Brooklyn are Heavy Metal and Tunnel Rat.




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Next character: T'Jbang

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Unknown337 seconds00

DiC's Nunchuk wore the 1992 outfit.

 

Season 2 Opening (DiC)1 second
The Sword23 seconds
Shadow of a Doubt13 seconds

Headcanon

Born July 26, 1957. Nunchuk joined the Joe Team in March 1988, and his appearance is represented by Version 1. He was among the Joes reactivated in June 1991, with his Version 3 appearance.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1992 (Ninja Force)
2. 1994 (Shadow Ninjas)
3. 2002 (JvC Wave 2)
4. 2003 (Night Force)
 
Version 1: 1992 Ninja Force carded assortment
Fig. #0319: Nunchaku NinjaMOS 1: Self-Defense Instructor
MOS 2: Ordnance [89B]
  • head: Nunchuk (92, 94)
  • arms: Nunchuk (92, 94)
  • torso: Nunchuk (92, 94)
  • waist: Nunchuk (92, 94)
  • legs: Nunchuk (92, 94)
Accessories: black sword (new, with thick, curving blade); black nunchaku (new, long); black figure stand
Nunchuk studied mystic fighting forms at the school of a mysterious blind master in Denver. Driven by the need to perfect his form, Nunchuk moved to San Francisco and enrolled in a martial arts school where his distinctive style caught the eye of the sensei, STORM SHADOW. There, Storm Shadow personally supervised his instructions and when Nunchuk was ready, Storm Shadow made him a G.I. Joe Ninja Force fighter. Nunchuk specializes in nunchaku attack styles, utilizing the terrifying form known as the "Samurai Smash." He enjoys taking on Cobra while commanding the G.I. Joe Battle Wagon.
Motto: "You take the two on the left, I'll deal with the other seventeen!"
Variations: Early releases lacked the torso tabs that restricted movement.
Toy Notes: With the exception of some variants, this version has tabs on its torso to keep it from pivoting, and its right arm has spring-loaded chopping action. Item #6733. May have been available in some areas before Christmas 1991 but first listed in the 1992 insert catalog. The prototype shown in the catalog had a shorter head cloth and white nunchaku.
Version 2: 1994 Shadow Ninjas carded assortment, #41
Fig. #0485: Nunchaku NinjaMOS 1: Self-Defense Instructor
MOS 2: Ordnance [89B]
  • head: Nunchuk (92, 94)
  • arms: Nunchuk (92, 94)
  • torso: Nunchuk (92, 94)
  • waist: Nunchuk (92, 94)
  • legs: Nunchuk (92, 94)
Accessories: clear red machete (88 Spearhead's); two clear red dueling knives (93 Night Creeper's); clear red sword (93 Night Creeper's); clear red bow (88 Storm Shadow's); clear red sickle (92 Dojo's, no string or counterweight); clear red figure stand
Nunchuk studied mystic fighting forms at a school run by a mysterious blind master in Denver. Driven by the need to perfect his form, Nunchuk moved to San Francisco where his distinctive style caught the eye of the sensei,STORM SHADOW, who accepted him into the Ninja Force. Now they fight Cobra together as Shadow Ninjas, as if Cobra didn't have enough problems!
Motto: "You take the two on the left, I'll deal with the other 17!"
Toy Notes: Features a temperature-based color change from blue to white. This version has tabs on its torso to keep it from pivoting, and its right arm has spring-loaded chopping action. Item #81145.
Version 3: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 2 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0635: Martial Arts ExpertMOS 1: Self-Defense Instructor
MOS 2: Ordnance [89B]
  • head: Nunchuk (02, 03)
  • arms: Nunchuk (02, 03)
  • torso: Nunchuk (02, 03)
  • waist: Nunchuk (02, 03)
  • legs: Nunchuk (02, 03)
Accessories: black pistol (86 Low-Light's Uzi, oversized with Sound Attack tab); black attack rifle (92 Big Bear's AK-88); black chain weapon (89 Snake Eyes's)
The U.S. military prepares its soldiers to defend themselves against the enemy with tough training that makes them strong, fast, and unflinching in the face of danger. NUNCHUK has prepared the G.I. JOE team to defend themselves against enemies who may use the martial arts in close combat. NUNCHUK is an expert in most forms of martial arts and incorporates key moves into the traditional fighting techniques of the American soldier. While the team may be uninterested in the more mystical aspects of the martial arts, they are enthusiastic about the techniques that give them powerful ways to defend themselves in hand-to-hand combat. During a mission to stop a sabotage attempt against a nuclear facility, NUNCHUK fought against FIREFLY, a martial arts master so skilled that NUNCHUK barely escaped with his life. Now he's out to get FIREFLY, furious that someone would use the martial arts for evil purposes.
"Speed, power, and agility—those are the skills, but they must be used with wisdom."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Firefly (02/I). Item #57398. Some have speculated that this figure was intended to be Quick Kick, and further that the identity was changed because Quick Kick died in the Marvel comic series.
Re-releases: Also boxed in 2004 with the Costco-exclusive Battle-in-a-Box.
Version 4: Spy Troops Wave 7.75 two-pack assortment (Night Force)
Fig. #0765: Martial Arts ExpertMOS 1: Self Defense Instructor
MOS 2: Ordnance [89B]
  • head: Nunchuk (02, 03)
  • arms: Nunchuk (02, 03)
  • torso: Nunchuk (02, 03)
  • waist: Nunchuk (02, 03)
  • legs: Nunchuk (02, 03)
Accessories: black pistol (86 Low-Light's Uzi, oversized with Sound Attack tab); black attack rifle (92 Big Bear's AK-88); black chain weapon (89 Snake Eyes's)
The U.S. military prepares its soldiers to defend themselves against the enemy with tough training that makes them strong, fast, and unflinching in the face of danger. NUNCHUK has prepared the G.I. JOE team to defend themselves against enemies who may use the martial arts in close combat. NUNCHUK is an expert in most forms of martial arts and incorporates key moves into the traditional fighting techniques of the American soldier. While the team may be uninterested in the more mystical aspects of the martial arts, they are enthusiastic about the techniques that give them powerful ways to defend themselves in hand-to-hand combat. During a mission to stop a sabotage attempt against a nuclear facility, NUNCHUK fought against FIREFLY, a martial arts master so skilled that NUNCHUK barely escaped with his life. Now he's out to get FIREFLY, furious that someone would use the martial arts for evil purposes.
"Speed, power, and agility—those are the skills, but they must be used with wisdom."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Cross Hair (03/II). Item #56925.