File Name: Joseph Felton of Vashon Island, Washington.
Grade: Army E-5 (1989)
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.
Previous character: Skystriker
Next character: Scoop
Recoil was animated only for commercials.
Born December 15, 1958. Recoil joined the Joe Team in March 1986, 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: 1989 regular carded assortment
|Fig. #0198: 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: dark green backpack (new, with attached bent antenna); light green case (new, with four explosives on each side); light blue rifle (new, M16-A2 with M203); light blue machine pistol (new, with underslung second barrel)
|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 attache case could have a thin or thick handle.
|Toy Notes: Featured in 1989's Radar Rat/Tri-Blaster commercial. Item #6525.
|Re-releases: A recolored version was released in Brazil as Tigor. Some parts were used to create the Brazil-exclusive figure Escorpiao Voador.