File Name: Robbie London of Seattle, Washington.
Grade: Army O-3 (1991)
Notes: Seattle, on Puget Sound, is Washington's largest city. It is also the hometown of Lifeline and is listed as Ace's birthplace on his 1992 filecard.
Previous character: Major Storm
Next character: Heavy Duty
To my knowledge, Rapid-Fire was never animated, despite being packaged with an episode of the DiC series.
Born February 29, 1954. Rapid-Fire joined the Joe Team in September 1987, 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.
|Version 1: 1991 Revenge of the Pharaohs VHS special carded release
|Fig. #0277: Fast Attack Expert||MOS 1: Fast Attack Expert|
MOS 2: Sabotage
- head: Knockdown (87), Super Trooper (88), Rapid-Fire (91)
- arms: Wet-Suit (86/I, 86/II, 98, 01, 02/III), Super Trooper (88), Rapid-Fire (91), Sgt. Mutt (04/II)
- torso: Outback (87, 88), Big Brawler (01) - armor added: Super Trooper (88), Rapid-Fire (91)
- waist: Wet-Suit (86/I, 86/II, 98, 01, 02/III), Super Trooper (88), Rapid-Fire (91), Shipwreck (94, 98, 02/I)
- legs: Zandar (86), Super Trooper (88), Rapid-Fire (91)
|Accessories: bright green helmet (85 Crankcase's); bright green submachine gun (86 Dial-Tone's HK 53)
|RAPID-FIRE graduated at the top of the first class to be processed through the Army's new school for fast attack maneuvers. Suffice to say, the object of this program is to produce highly motivated individuals with advanced technical skills for light ordnance assault operations deep within enemy territory. Requirements consist of fluency in 3 languages, airborne qualification, and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.|
"Rapid-Fire never takes the easy way out when it comes to doing things—but completed the Point's grueling ten week Cadet Summer Orientation in only 5 weeks. He went to West Point the hard way—by enlisting in the Army straight out of high school. This guy is constantly on the go, tring to be the best G.I. Joe at everything! If he keeps it up, he'll be calling the shots at the Pentagon soon enough!"
|Toy Notes: Carded with a VHS copy of the first-season DiC cartoon episode Revenge of the Pharaohs (in which Rapid-Fire did not appear). Item #6009. Yojoe.com lists this figure as a 1990 release. A twelve-inch figure of the character was released in 1993 in a grey camo outfit.