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Psyche-Out



File Name: Kenneth D. Rich of San Francisco, California.
Grades: Army O-2 (1987-1988); O-3 (1992)
SNs: 091-87-6274; 091-8762-KR74
Notes: San Francisco, halfway up the California coast, is one of the United States' major coastal cities. It is also the birthplace of Knockdown and Dojo.


chronological: Falcon<< Psyche-Out >>Law
alphabetical: Predacon<< Psyche-Out >>Pythona

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
???7642 seconds43399

DiC's Psyche-Out wore his 1992 outfit, without the dishes and with black pockets on his shoulders and thighs.

 

Long Live Rock and Roll Part I168 seconds13 linesflying Battle Copter to follow Billy, using metal detector to search for Cobra
Long Live Rock and Roll Part II166 seconds17 linesoutside store, using subway to infiltrate Cobra base, rescuing Billy
The Greatest Evil Part II7 seconds(silent)with Duke's team after final battle
Infested Island1 second(silent)running on the airfield (11:08)
A Is for Android219 seconds13 linesambush party, with Adam, on parade ground, driving Brawler to defend HQ
Basic Training79 seconds(silent)seen in flashback
The Legend of Metal-Head2 seconds(silent)seen in flashback (3:22-23)

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1987 2. 1988 (Night Force) 3. 1991 (Super Sonic Fighters)
Version 1: spring 1987 regular carded figure assortment
Deceptive WarfareMOS 1: Psy-Ops [37A]
MOS 2: Social Services Counselor
  • head: Psyche-Out (87, 88)
  • arms: Psyche-Out (87, 88)
  • torso: Psyche-Out (87, 88)
  • waist: Psyche-Out (87, 88)
  • legs: Psyche-Out (87, 88)
Accessories: black semi-automatic pistol with ribbed grip and no trigger guard (new), small silver antenna for headset (new), silver pair of arm clips with detachable red radar dishes (new), silver communications backpack with two antennas (new), silver tapered sonic generator box with handle and red radar dish (new).
Psyche-Out got his degree in psychology from Berkeley and worked on various research projects involving the inducement of paranoia by means of low frequency radio waves. Upon his enlistment he was posted to the Deceptive Warfare Center at Fort Bragg where he continued his pioneering work in the field of wave induced behavior modification.
"The point at which you win a battle is when you've convinced the enemy that he has lost. This can be accomplished through something as simple as constant repetition. For example, you see a commercial on TV ten times a day for a particular brand of cookies. Confronted by an array of unknown brands, you choose the one that you saw advertised. They've won... And you've lost."
Toy Notes: Featured in 1987's Coastal Defender commercial. Item #6477.
Version 2: fall 1988 Night Force figure two-pack assortment
Deceptive WarfareMOS 1: Psy-Ops [37A]
MOS 2: Social Services Counselor
  • head: Psyche-Out (87, 88)
  • arms: Psyche-Out (87, 88)
  • torso: Psyche-Out (87, 88)
  • waist: Psyche-Out (87, 88)
  • legs: Psyche-Out (87, 88)
Accessories: black pistol (87 Psyche-Out's), silver antenna (87 Psyche-Out's), black pair of arm clips with black dishes (87 Psyche-Out's), black backpack (87 Psyche-Out's), black sonic generator with black dish (87 Psyche-Out's).
PSYCHE-OUT got his degree in psychology from Berkeley and worked on various research projects involving the inducement of paranoia by means of low frequency radio waves. Upon his enlistment, he was posted to the Deceptive Warfare Center at Fort Bragg where he continued his pioneering work in the field of wave induced behavior modification.
"Fear of the dark is primal. It is why we don't want to see what's lurking just beyond the campfire light and why we're hesitant to find out what's making that noise under the basement stairs. Psyche-Out can use that fear as a weapon against an enemy as surely and as reliably as Snake-Eyes can use a submachine gun."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive two-pack with Tunnel Rat. Item #6709-3.
Version 3: fall 1991 Super Sonic Fighters premium carded figure assortment
Deceptive WarfareMOS 1: Psy-Ops (Psychological Operations) [37A]
MOS 2: Social Services Counselor
  • head: Psyche-Out (91)
  • arms: Psyche-Out (91)
  • torso: Psyche-Out (91)
  • waist: Psyche-Out (91)
  • legs: Psyche-Out (91)
Accessories: black "ULF (Ultra Low Frequency) cerebro distortion laser" cannon with legs and handle (new), black headset with mic and antenna (new), light grey sonic comm station backpack with three holes for attachments (new), blue pair of small dish antennas to attach to chest (new), black bent antenna for backpack (new), black circular radar dish (new), black curved radar screen (new), large black circular dish for laser cannon (new), medium-length black hose (common), black figure stand (common).
PSYCHE-OUT got his degree in psychology from Berkeley and went on to do ground-breaking research in the field of paranoia inducement with ultra low frequency radio wave transmissions. Since joining the G.I. Joe team and subsequently, the Sonic Fighters, he has lead [sic] numerous classified Psy-Ops and disinformation operations against the legions of Cobra!
"What can you say about a guy whose doctoral thesis was entitled, 'The Use of T-Shirt Slogans In Enemy Troop Demoralization? His job involves complicated thinking and multiple layers of deception; making the enemy think we're going with Plan 'A' by making such a big fuss about preparing for plan 'B' that the enemy thinks that Plan 'B' must be a fake, so we actually go ahead with Plan 'B'!"
Assigned Armaments: E.C.M. (Electronic Counter Measures) ULF (Ultra Low Frequency) cerebro distortion laser.
Weapons Qualification: Marksman
Variations: Psyche-Out's backpack hose attaches to a peg in some copies and fits into a hole in others.
Toy Notes: Item #6632.