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Recoil



File Name: Joseph Felton of Vashon Island, Washington.
Grade: Army E-5 (1989)
SN: 007-3461-0077
Notes: Vashon Island (misspelled Fashion Island on the filecard) is the largest island in Puget Sound, between Seattle and Tacoma. Recoil was also the name of an Autobot released with Kup in 1987 as part of the Targetmasters team.


chronological: Skystriker<< Recoil >>Scoop
alphabetical: Razorclaw<< Recoil >>Recondo

 

Animated Appearances

Recoil was animated only for commercials.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1989    
Version 1: spring 1989 regular carded figure assortment
LRRP (Long Range Recon Patrol)MOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: RTO (Radio Telephone Operator) [25C]
  • head: Recoil (89)
  • arms: Recoil (89)
  • torso: Recoil (89)
  • waist: Recoil (89), Col. Courage (93)
  • legs: Recoil (89), Col. Courage (93)
Accessories: light blue machine pistol with underslung second barrel (new), light blue M16-A2 rifle with bayonet and grenade launcher (new), small dark green backpack with bent antenna (new), light green mine case with handle (new).
RECOIL was a marathon runner and professional body builder before he joined G.I. Joe. His excellent physical shape put him in good stead to be a "Lurp." A Lurp sneaks out into the bush carrying 100 pounds of gear, including rations, radio, weapons, ammo, and climbing rope. He is expected to penetrate deep within enemy territory, gather intelligence, and extricate himself without being detected. A Lurp who has to use weapons is not a true Lurp!
"Recoil would be a lot more popular if he wasn't practicing all the time. Oh, he puts in regular time at the survival ranges, but that's not what I mean... he practices SNEAKING UP ON PEOPLE. You think you're all alone, lost in your thoughts, then all of a sudden, he's standing right next to you! When people ask him what his job in the Army is, he tells them, 'Being quiet.'"
Variations: The thickness of the case's handle could vary.
Toy Notes: Featured in 1989's Radar Rat/Tri-Blaster commercial. Item #6525.