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Recondo



File Name: Daniel M. LeClaire of Wheaton, Wisconsin.
Grades: Army E-4 (1984-2005)
various SNs: RA158230074; 158-24-0087; 158-23-DM74; 15B-24-DM87
Notes: Wheaton is in the west central portion of the state, about 10 miles north of Eau Claire.




Previous character: Roadblock
Next character: Blowtorch

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Bill Morey261,025 seconds94832

Sunbow's Recondo wore his 1984 outfit with a darker green hat, and he had black hair.

 

The Revenge of Cobra Opening5 seconds (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 325 seconds5 lines
Countdown for Zartan117 seconds9 lines
Jungle Trap284 seconds27 lines
Lights! Camera! Cobra!131 seconds13 lines
Red Rocket's Glare141 seconds22 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 259 seconds2 lines
Spell of the Siren11 seconds2 lines
The Viper Is Coming14 seconds (silent)
Where the Reptiles Roam17 seconds2 lines
Cobra Quake4 seconds (silent)
An Eye for an Eye35 seconds3 lines
Memories of Mara4 seconds (silent)
The Pit of Vipers2 seconds (silent)
The Great Alaskan Land Rush5 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 15 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 267 seconds5 lines
Sink the Montana1 second (silent)
G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece7 seconds (silent)
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World48 seconds (silent)
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs18 seconds4 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening3 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 13 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 21 second (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 410 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 58 seconds (silent)

Headcanon

Born November 14, 1951. Recondo joined the Joe Team in September 1981, and his appearance is represented by Version 1. He was among the Joes reactivated in June 1991, with his Version 5 appearance.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1984
2. 1988 (Tiger Fly)
3. 2003 (Spy Troops)
4. 2004 (Tiger Storm)
5. 2005 (Desert Coyote)
 
Version 1: 1984 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0037: Jungle TrooperMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Intelligence [prob. former 96R]
  • head: Recondo (84, 88)
  • arms: Recondo (84, 88)
  • torso: Recondo (84, 88), Starduster (87 A)
  • waist: Recondo (84, 88), Starduster (87 A-B)
  • legs: Recondo (84, 88)
Accessories: light green backpack (new, with canteen and "handle"); light green assault rifle (new, wrapped Beretta BM-59)
Recondo hates the cold. He loves hauling a rucksack through the bush and sweating through his cammies. When he's in the jungle, he owns it. Anybody else is trespassing. Cadre member at Jungle Warfare Training Center. Qualified expert: M-16; Swedish K; grease gun; M-1911A1 Auto Pistol; M-79 grenade launcher.
"A jungle is like some single, gigantic, hostile organism. It can sense when you fear or hate it - and it is wholly without mercy. When Recondo steps into a jungle, it sings to him like a mother soothing a troubled child."rded by his teammates as a highly competent professional, but has the personality of a cold fish.
Variations: Some Recondo figures had softer, brown stripes on the legs instead of sharp green ones. They also had either a brown or green watch.
Toy Notes: Featured in 1984's "new Joes" commercial, manning the Watch Tower. The green camouflage pattern in the 1984 insert catalog and commercials was more complex than either of the released variety. Item #6420.
Version 2: 1988 Tiger Force boxed Tiger Fly vehicle
Fig. #0196: Tiger Fly PilotMOS 1: Tiger Fly Pilot [would be 153A]
MOS 2: Intelligence [prob. former 96R]
  • head: Recondo (84, 88)
  • arms: Recondo (84, 88)
  • torso: Recondo (84, 88), Starduster (87 A)
  • waist: Recondo (84, 88), Starduster (87 A-B)
  • legs: Recondo (84, 88)
Accessories: dark green backpack (84 Recondo's); black rifle (84 Recondo's Beretta BM59
RECONDO has been flying prop-jets and helicopters since he was 17 years old. Naturally, when he enlisted in the Army, he immediately put in for helicopter training. Recondo served with the 7th Airmobile Assault Unit when it put down an uprising on a small Caribbean nation! His greatest achievement was when he launched a bold and highly successful counterattack against an entire enemy brigade! At the end of his tour, Recondo attended Flight School for advanced training and now leads the Tiger Force aerial reconnaissance unit!
"I sure thought we were history that day! The enemy was everywhere and we were running out of ammo - fast! Then, before anybody knew what was what, Recondo hopped into the Apache and took off to launch his own counterattack! The man was crazy, but if it wasn't for his courage, I wouldn't be telling this story today!"
Toy Notes: Item #6672. The Tiger Fly's pilot was originally intended to be Wild Bill.
Version 3: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 5 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0689: Jungle Warfare ExpertMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Intelligence [prob. former 96R]
  • head: Recondo (03, 04), Double Clutch (03)
  • arms: Recondo (03, 04, 05), Double Clutch (03)
  • torso: Recondo (03, 04, 05), Double Clutch (03)
  • waist: Recondo (03, 04, 05), Double Clutch (03)
  • legs: Recondo (03, 04, 05), Double Clutch (03)
Two-Pack Accessories: light brown ghillie suit (common for 03 figures); silver shotgun (88 Muskrat's M4 Super 90, with Sound Attack tab); brown sniper rifle (new, Dragunov SVU)
Mission Disc Accessories: black backpack (91 Big Ben's); black machine gun (92 Shockwave's M-33); black knife (88 Hit & Run's)
RECONDO was an instructor at the Jungle Warfare Training Center where all the bad-to-the-bone soldiers learn their trade. He learned his craft the hard way, waist deep in leech-infested water or hacking his way through dense triple-canopy forest while dodging bullets and grenades. As cruel and as unforgiving as the jungle is, RECONDO considers it his friend, especially if he can lure the enemy deep inside where they are cut off from support and help.
Rumor has it that once, when RECONDO was on a recon mission in the middle of some dense jungle outback, a whole command section of IRON GRENADIERS went chasing in after him and he sent the lot of them packing with their tails between their legs. That this tale is true seems to be borne out by the fact that IRON GRENADIERS have posted a cash reward among themselves for whoever brings RECONDO in.
"You go into the jungle prepared to fight it, you're going to lose. You make your peace with the bugs, the snakes and the heat, and then you've got half a chance."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Iron Grenadier (03/I). Item #57260.
Re-releases: Also available in early 2004 with a Mission Disc (Item #55333).
Version 4: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 1 carded Tiger Storm vehicle
Fig. #0807: Jungle Warfare ExpertMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Intelligence [prob. former 96R]
  • head: Recondo (03, 04), Double Clutch (03)
  • arms: Recondo (03, 04, 05), Double Clutch (03)
  • torso: Recondo (03, 04, 05), Double Clutch (03)
  • waist: Recondo (03, 04, 05), Double Clutch (03)
  • legs: Recondo (03, 04, 05), Double Clutch (03)
Accessories: silver pistol (86 Low-Light's Uzi); silver revolver (02 Dr. Mindbender's); brown machine gun (03 Torpedo's)
RECONDO was an instructor at the Jungle Warfare Training Center where all the bad-to-the-bone soldiers learn their trade. He learned his craft the hard way, waist deep in leech-infested water or hacking his way through dense triple-canopy forest while dodging enemy fire. As cruel and as unforgiving as the jungle is, RECONDO considers it his friend, especially if he can lure the enemy deep inside where they are cut off from support and help. Rumor has it that once, when RECONDO was on a mission in a desert region, a whole section of SAND VIPER troops attacked him and he sent the lot of them packing with their tails between their legs. The veracity of this tale is borne out by the fact that SAND VIPER troops have anted up the cash reward posted by the IRON GRENADIER troops for whoever brings RECONDO in.
"You go into the jungle prepared to fight it, you're going to lose. You make your peace with the bugs, the snakes, and the heat, and then you've got half a chance."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Value Zone vehicle pack with Wild Bill (04/I), Sand Viper (04), the Tiger Storm vehicle, and a mini-comic. Item #54117. Known to collectors as Night Force Recondo, although the Night Force designation is unofficial.
Version 5: 2005 Valor vs. Venom Wave 6 carded Desert Coyote vehicle
Fig. #0990: Jungle Warfare ExpertMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Intelligence [prob. former 96R]
  • head: Recondo (05)
  • arms: Recondo (03, 04, 05), Double Clutch (03)
  • torso: Recondo (03, 04, 05), Double Clutch (03)
  • waist: Recondo (03, 04, 05), Double Clutch (03)
  • legs: Recondo (03, 04, 05), Double Clutch (03)
Accessories: none
RECONDO was an instructor at the Jungle Warfare Training Center where all the bad-to-the-bone soldiers learn their trade. He learned his craft the hard way, waist deep in leech-infested water or hacking his way through dense triple-canopy forest while dodging enemy fire. As cruel and as unforgiving as the jungle is, RECONDO considers it his friend, especially if he can lure the enemy deep inside where they are cut off from support and help. Rumor has it that once, when RECONDO was on a recon mission in the middle of a dense jungle, he single-handedly outmaneuvered a command section of IRON GRENADIER troopers.
"If you go into the jungle prepared to fight it, you'll lose. If you make your peace with the bugs, snakes, and heat, then you've got half a chance."
Toy Notes: Item #00315.