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Quick Kick



File Name: MacArthur S. Ito of Los Angeles, California.
Grade: Army E-4 (1985-2008)
SNs: 631-42-7104; 631-42-MS71
Notes: Los Angeles is the second largest city in the US. Other Joes from LA include Jinx, Skidmark, Steel Brigade Commander, Sure Fire, and Wreckage.



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Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
François Chau291,960 seconds1921,415

Sunbow's Quick Kick wore his 1985 outfit (what there is of it) with dark blue-grey pants, but usually with no rising sun on the headband, and with larger wristbands. He usually incorporated movie impressions into his dialogue. Quick Kick's file name was mentioned in the episode Captives of Cobra, Part 1.

 

Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)9 seconds (silent)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 114 seconds (silent)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 4165 seconds15 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 5122 seconds13 lines
Cobra's Candidate34 seconds1 line
The Phantom Brigade83 seconds3 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 145 seconds (silent)
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 224 seconds4 lines
Spell of the Siren2 seconds (silent)
Twenty Questions10 seconds (silent)
Lasers in the Night420 seconds61 lines
The Germ2 seconds (silent)
Captives of Cobra, Part 174 seconds7 lines
Captives of Cobra, Part 2122 seconds8 lines
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent135 seconds6 lines
Cobra Quake241 seconds33 lines
Excalibur246 seconds29 lines
Flint's Vacation68 seconds (silent)
Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)5 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 16 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 211 seconds (silent)
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World5 seconds (silent)
Nightmare Assault2 seconds (silent)
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs16 seconds4 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening7 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 148 seconds6 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 28 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 327 seconds2 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 59 seconds (silent)

Headcanon

Born August 18, 1953. Quick Kick joined the Joe Team in September 1982, 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. 1985 2. 2008 (DVD)  
Version 1: 1985 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0060: Silent WeaponsMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
Intelligence [35M]
  • head: Quick Kick (85)
  • arms: Quick Kick (85)
  • torso: Quick Kick (85)
  • waist: Quick Kick (85)
  • legs: Quick Kick (85)
Accessories: dark grey backpack (new, egg-shaped); silver sword (new, with round hilt); silver nunchaku (new, rounded)
Subject's Japanese father and Korean mother owned a grocery store in Watts. Not accepted by either the Japanese or Koreans because of his mixed ancestry and too short to play basketball, Quick Kick turned to martial arts. All martial arts. He is a ranking black belt in Tae Kwan Do, Go Ju Ryu, Southern Praying Mantis Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi Sword, Zen Sword, and Wing-Chun. He was working as a stunt man in Hollywood when he was recruited for the G.I. Joe team.
Qualified expert: All NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms.
"Here's the situation. You want to gain access to a fortified villa. Twelve foot tall continuous wall topped with razor-spiral and only one gate through it. Two inch steel plate on the gate, two sand-bagged guard houses with direct telephone link to the main house, four guards with submachine guns, two Dobermans, and a silent alarm hooked to a deadman's switch that one of the guards is leaning on at all times. How to do it? Have Quick Kick hit it, that's how!"
Variations: Mail-order Quick Kicks were made with a slightly softer and brighter plastic.
Toy Notes: Item #6441.
Re-releases: Also available by mail from 1991 to 1994 through the offers Escape from Doom, The Secret of the Dark Lagoon, and Terrifying Lasers of Destruction. Slightly different versions were released in Argentina as Sigilo and in India as Quick Kick.
Version 2: 2008 DVD Battles assortment, #4
Fig. #1356: Silent WeaponsMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
Intelligence [35M]
  • head: Quick Kick (08)
  • arms: Quick Kick (08)
  • body: Quick Kick (08)
  • legs: Quick Kick (08)
Accessories: black backpack (85 Quick Kick's, with modified peg); silver sword (85 Quick Kick's, with brown hilt); silver nunchaku (85 Quick Kick's, with brown handles)
His Japanese father and Korean mother owned a grocery store in Watts. He began studying martial arts when very young to dissuade neighborhood thugs from harassing him or robbing his family's store. Naturally gifted and a quick learner, he soon mastered several martial arts forms including Tae Kwan Do, Goju-Ryu, Southern Praying Mantis, Tai Chi Sword, and Wing Chun, among others. He was working as a stunt man in Hollywood when he found himself helping the G.I. JOE team; they were so impressed with his skills that they quickly recruited him.
"Get into a fortified villa with twelve-foot-high walls topped with razor spiral and guarded by dozens of COBRA guards armed to the teeth? Easy. Now give me something really challenging to do."
Toy Notes: Boxed with Snake Eyes (08/IX), Cobra Commander (08/IX), and Maj. Bludd (08/II), MASS Device transport chassis, and The Pyramid of Darkness DVD. Item #33560.