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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.



Previous character: Iron Grenadier
Next character: Shockwave

 

Animated Appearances

Repeater was animated only for commercials.

Headcanon

Born April 12, 1946. Repeater joined the Joe Team in September 1985, 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.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1988 2. 1989 (Night Force)  
Version 1: 1988 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0157: 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: green backpack (new, with canteen and roll); black machine gun (new, body-mounted steadi-cam) with base attaching to figure's belt
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.
Re-releases: Recolored versions were released in Brazil as Retaguarda and Urzor.
Version 2: 1989 Night Force two-pack assortment
Fig. #0237: 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 backpack (88 Repeater's); black machine gun (88 Repeater's steadi-cam) with base
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 (89). Item #6710-1. This figure is considered a moderately high-demand item.
Re-releases: Also available (without accessories) by mail as part of the Rapid Deployment Force, along with Fast Draw (87) and Shockwave (89) through the 1993 offer Terrifying Lasers of Destruction.