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Repeater



File Name: Jeffrey R. Therien of Cumberland, Rhode Island.
Grade: Army E-6 (1988-1989)
SNs: 343-26-7890; 343-9926-BU90
Notes: Cumberland is about 15 miles north of Providence. Hasbro's headquarters is in nearby Pawtucket, and as a result, eighteen Joes claim Rhode Island as their home state.


chronological: Iron Grenadier<< Repeater >>Shockwave
alphabetical: Red Zone<< Repeater >>Reservist

 

Animated Appearances

Repeater was animated only for commercials.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1988 2. 1989 (Night Force)  
Version 1: spring 1988 regular carded figure assortment
Steadi-Cam Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Heavy Weapons [13B]
  • head: Repeater (88, 89)
  • arms: Repeater (88, 89)
  • torso: Repeater (88, 89)
  • waist: Repeater (88, 89)
  • legs: Repeater (88, 89)
Accessories: black steadi-cam machine gun with rear handle, with detachable hip mount (new), tall light green backpack with large pouches on sides (new).
With close to twenty years in the Army, Repeater never got any higher in rank than E-6. His performance in the field was always top-notch but he could never hack it in garrison. He's not a barracks soldier and never could be. But send him out in the bush beyond the farthest base camp, and you'll find that he's the one the other grunts want to soldier with; because he's the one who's going to bring the grunts back in one piece.
"Being the machine gunner is probably the toughest job in an infantry squad. Number one, he's got the heaviest load to carry. Number two, as soon as he starts firing, the enemy knows where he is and [he] becomes their primary target. Number three, the squad depends on him to keep firing through all this to provide maneuvering cover. Your machine-gunner should always be the strongest, most stand-up troop you have..."
Toy Notes: Item #6508.
Version 2: fall 1989 Night Force figure two-pack assortment
Steadi-Cam Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Heavy Weapons [13B]
  • head: Repeater (88, 89)
  • arms: Repeater (88, 89)
  • torso: Repeater (88, 89)
  • waist: Repeater (88, 89)
  • legs: Repeater (88, 89)
Accessories: black machine gun and hip mount (88 Repeater's), black backpack (88 Repeater's).
Rapid Deployment Force Shared Accessories (for all three figures): gold submachine gun (91 Tracker's), black submachine gun (88 Hit & Run's), black rifle (86 Low-Light's), six tan figure stands (common).
With close to twenty years in the Army, REPEATER never got any higher in rank than E-6. His performance in the field was always top-notch but he could never hack it in garrison. He's not a barracks soldier and never could be. But send him out in the bush beyond the furthest base camp, and you'll find that he's the one the other grunts want to soldier with—because he's the one who's going to bring the grunts back in one piece! As Night Force's machine gunner, Repeater has to draw enemy fire while his unit moves in to get the mission accomplished. It's a tall order, but this tough guy is not one to disobey an order!
"Being the machine gunner is probably the toughest job in an infantry squad. Number one, he's got the heaviest load to carry. Number two, as soon as he starts firing, the enemy knows where he is and [he] becomes their primary target. Number three, the squad depends on him to keep firing through all this to provide maneuvering cover. Your machine-gunner should always be the strongest, most stand-up troop you have..."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive two-pack with Charbroil. Item #6710-1. This figure is considered a moderately high-demand item.
Reissues: Reissued with only group accessories in the fall 1993 mail offer Terrifying Lasers of Destruction as part of the Rapid Deployment Force, along with Fast Draw, Shockwave, and a black variant of the Pocket Patrol Pack.