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Ripper

(aka Dreadnok Ripper)

File Name: Harry Nod of Grim Cape, Tasmania, Australia.
Notes: Cape Grim is the northwest point of Tasmania (the large island south of the Australian mainland). The nearest important town is Smithton. The original Dreadnoks' names are a play on the proverbial Tom, Dick, and Harry, and on the Dutch Lullaby fishermen Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.




Previous character: Buzzer
Next character: Torch

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Chris Latta501,831 seconds88600

Notes: Sunbow's Ripper wore a variation on his 1985 outfit: a yellow vest with black rectangles, a gold necklace, and glasses almost always grey or lavender instead of red.

 

The Revenge of Cobra Opening4 seconds (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 178 seconds2 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 39 seconds (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 475 seconds2 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 556 seconds1 line
Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)1 second (silent)
Countdown for Zartan120 seconds7 lines
Jungle Trap17 seconds1 line
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 113 seconds (silent)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 224 seconds1 line
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 31 second (silent)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 432 seconds (silent)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 560 seconds2 lines
Battle for the Train of Gold49 seconds3 lines
Lights! Camera! Cobra!74 seconds3 lines
Cobra's Candidate108 seconds6 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 134 seconds3 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 24 seconds (silent)
Twenty Questions101 seconds4 lines
Where the Reptiles Roam38 seconds2 lines
Worlds Without End Part I59 seconds3 lines
Worlds Without End Part II31 seconds1 line
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town11 seconds (silent)
Flint's Vacation32 seconds3 lines
Memories of Mara23 seconds2 lines
The Wrong Stuff81 seconds2 lines
The Invaders7 seconds1 line
Cold Slither107 seconds5 lines
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 222 seconds (silent)
Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)2 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 140 seconds2 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 241 seconds1 line
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 417 seconds2 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 514 seconds (silent)
Let's Play Soldier75 seconds4 lines
Computer Complications28 seconds (silent)
Cobrathon22 seconds (silent)
The Rotten Egg13 seconds (silent)
Once Upon a Joe12 seconds1 line
Glamour Girls65 seconds8 lines
The Spy Who Rooked Me27 seconds1 line
My Brother's Keeper39 seconds1 line
Nightmare Assault6 seconds2 lines
Second-Hand Emotions60 seconds6 lines
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep21 seconds2 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 111 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 235 seconds1 line
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 313 seconds1 line
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 416 seconds2 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 53 seconds (silent)

Headcanon

Born December 26, 1960. Ripper was a charter member of the Dreadnoks, whom Zartan assembled in March 1982. Ripper's appearance is represented by Version 5 until Cobra's re-emergence in 1991. Afterward he is represented by version 3.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1985
2. 2002 (JvC Wave 4)
3. 2003 (JvC Wave 6)
4. 2004 (Convention)
5. 2005 (Comic #75)
6. 2008/I (Comic #30)
7. 2008/II (post-25th Wave 12)
Version 1: 1985 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0053: Dreadnok
  • head: Ripper (85, 04)
  • arms: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • torso: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • waist: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • legs: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
Accessories: silver backpack (new, with detachable engine and side pegs); silver rifle (new, with fancy bayonet); silver power jaws (new, one piece); black hose (long standard)
There are devils in Tasmania and Ripper is probably the meanest of them all. Was expelled from nursery school for extorting candy from his schoolmates and spent most of his adult life in various correctional institutions. He is a professional criminal motivated by greed and a malignant dislike for the niceties of civilization - except for motorcycles.
Specialty and M.O.: Edged weapons and cutting tools. Is known throughout the swamps for using his blade like a cross between a fireman's axe and a can opener to unlock gates and crack safes.
Variations: Early versions of the filecard do not have the closing phrase "except for motorcycles."
Toy Notes: Item #6434. Ripper's swivel-head construction points to a 1984 design. He was also introduced in the cartoon and comics in 1984.
Pre-release?: Possibly released in a Sears-exclusive three-pack with Buzzer (85) and Torch (85) which may have been available as early as Christmas 1984. (No carded examples exist.)
Re-releases: Recolored versions were released in India.
Version 2: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 4 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0666: Dreadnok
Dreadnok Ripper
MOS 1: Classified
  • head: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • arms: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • torso: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • waist: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • legs: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
Accessories: reddish brown backpack (85 Dusty's); brown-grey pistol (86 Low-Light's Uzi, oversized with Sound Attack tab); black carbine/shotgun (new, M4 with attached shotgun barrel)
Anti-social and proud of it, DREADNOK RIPPER has been taking out his anger on the world since he was expelled from nursery school for bribery and aggravated assault. Black-listed from every outlaw biker gang in his native Tasmania for excessive nastiness and inadequate personal hygiene, he sought out ZARTAN at his secret swamp hide-out and joined the DREADNOKS, who overlook his bad points since he pays his dues on time and doesn't spend a lot of time in the bathroom. DREADNOK RIPPER hates everything and everybody. He likes nothing better than ripping things to shreds with crude sharp-edged tools. After he tears things apart, he enjoys jumping up and down on top of the pieces while wearing his big hob-nailed engineer boots and shouting naughty verses at the top of his lungs. DUKE is way up there at the top of his hate-list simply for being brave, honest, and well-groomed. "It wouldn't hurt him to skip shaving once in a while, would it?"
"It ain't true that I hates everything. That's a load o' rubbish. I likes grape soda and chocolate-covered donuts, don't I?"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Duke (02/III). Item #57485.
Version 3: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 6 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0704: Dreadnok
Dreadnok Ripper
  • head: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • arms: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • torso: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • waist: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • legs: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
Accessories: blue backpack (85 Dusty's); black pistol (86 Low-Light's Uzi, oversized with Sound Attack tab); silver carbine/shotgun (02 Ripper's M4 with shotgun barrel)
Anti-social and proud of it, DREADNOK RIPPER has been taking out his anger on the world since he was expelled from nursery school for bribery and aggravated assault. Black-listed from every outlaw biker gang in his native Tasmania for excessive nastiness and inadequate personal hygiene, he sought out ZARTAN at his secret swamp hide-out and joined the DREADNOKS, who overlook his bad points since he pays his dues on time and doesn't spend a lot of time in the bathroom. DREADNOK RIPPER hates everything and everybody. He likes nothing better than ripping things to shreds with crude sharp-edged tools. After he tears things apart, he enjoys jumping up and down on top of the pieces while wearing his big hob-nailed engineer boots and shouting naughty verses at the top of his lungs.
"It ain't true that I hates everything. That's a load o' rubbish. I likes grape soda and chocolate-covered donuts, don't I?"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Roadblock (03/I). Item #57400.
Version 4: 2004 Dreadnok Rampage: Escapades in the Everglades boxed set
Fig. #0872: Dreadnok
Dreadnok Ripper
  • head: Ripper (85, 04)
  • arms: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • torso: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • waist: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • legs: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
Accessories: grey backpack (85 Ripper's); grey rifle (85 Ripper's); grey power jaws (85 Ripper's); black hose (long standard); clear figure stand
Being thrown out of the nastiest biker gangs in Tasmania made DREADNOK RIPPER's entrance into the gang an easy decision. He has a penchant for makeshift, oversized, and occasionally unorthodox edged weapons. His appetite for destruction is second only to his unbelievable greed. He has secretly amassed a considerable amount of wealth through side businesses, both legitimate and illicit. He also has saved a small fortune by not "wasting" money on hygiene products, but the rest of the Dreadnoks have not seemed to notice.
Unlike most others in the gang, DREADNOK RIPPER has no aspirations of taking over the gang. He is content to be either a grunt or temporary field leader as the situation demands, as long as he gets paid on time. He is also smarter than he looks or acts, having learned basic number crunching from COBRA's former accountant. Even the occasional stints in prison did not bother him. He just passed the time by mentally calculating the interest he was earning.
"Lucky for me that silly new logo is growing on the other Dreadnoks - I copyrighted it!"
Toy Notes: Boxed in a convention-exclusive set with Beachhead (04/I), Hardtop (04), and Mutt (04/I), the Dreadheads Billy-Bob, Cletus, Joe-Bob, Otis, Roscoe, and Vance (all 04), Dreadnoks Buzzer (04), Crusher (04), Demolishor (04), Road Pig (04), and Zarana (04).
Version 5: 2005 Wave 4 comic three-pack assortment
Fig. #1102: Dreadnok
Dreadnok Ripper
  • head: Dreadnok Ripper (05)
  • arms: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • torso: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • waist: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • legs: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
Accessories: black backpack (85 Ripper's); black rifle (85 Ripper's); black power jaws (85 Ripper's); black hose (double the long standard)
Anti-social and proud of it, DREADNOK RIPPER has been taking out his anger on the world since he was expelled from nursery school for bribery and aggravated assault. Black-listed from every outlaw biker gang in his native Tasmania for excessive nastiness and inadequate personal hygiene, he sought out ZARTAN at his secret swamp hide-out and joined the DREADNOK forces, who overlook his bad points since he pays his dues on time and doesn't spend a lot of time in the bathroom. DREADNOK RIPPER hates everything and everybody. He likes nothing better than ripping things to shreds with crude sharp-edged tools. After he tears things apart, he enjoys jumping up and down on top of the pieces while wearing his big hob-nailed engineer boots and shouting naughty verses at the top of his lungs.
"It ain't true that I hates everything. That's a load o' rubbish. I likes grape soda and chocolate-covered donuts, don't I?"
Toy Notes: Carded in a three-pack with Dreadnok Buzzer (05), Dreadnok Thrasher (05), and a reprint of Marvel #75. Item #07098.
Version 6: 2008 Wave 2 comic two-pack assortment (08/I)
Fig. #1218: Dreadnok
Dreadnok Ripper
  • head: Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
  • arms: Buzzer (07), Dreadnok Ripper (08/I)
  • body: Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
  • legs: Buzzer (07), Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
Accessories: silver backpack (85 Ripper's, with modified back peg); silver rifle (85 Ripper's); silver power jaws (new, hinged); black hose (long standard, comes straight); black Cobra figure stand
There are devils in Tasmania and DREADNOK RIPPER is probably the meanest of them all. He was expelled from nursery school for extorting candy from his schoolmates and spent most of his adult life in various correctional institutions. He is a professional criminal motivated by greed and a malignant dislike for the niceties of civilization - except for motorcycles.
Specialty and M.O.: Edged weapons and cutting tools. Is known throughout the swamps for using his blade like a cross between a firefighter's axe and a can opener to unlock gates and crack safes.
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Dreadnok Torch (08) and a reprint of Marvel #30. Item #28938.
Version 7: 2008 post-25th Anniversary Wave 12 carded assortment (08/II)
Fig. #1367: Dreadnok
Dreadnok Ripper
  • head: Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
  • left arm: Xamot (08), Dreadnok Ripper (08/II)
  • right arm: Tomax (08), Dreadnok Ripper (08/II)
  • chest: Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
  • midsection: Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
  • legs: Buzzer (07), Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
Accessories: black backpack (08/I Ripper's); black rifle (85 Ripper's, with silver bayonet); black power jaws (08/I Ripper's); black hose (long standard); black Cobra figure stand
DREADNOK RIPPER has led a life of delinquency since nursery school, where he stole candy from his schoolmates. From there, he just kept expanding the scope of his criminal activities, paying the price many times with stints in various correctional institutions. He is motivated by greed, a dislike for civilized behavior, and the pure delight of destroying something with cutting tools and edged weapons, of which he has gathered a substantial collections. He's known for the blade he uses as a cross between a firefighter's axe and a can opener to rip open gates and tear apart safes.
"It ain't true that I hates everything. That's a load o' rubbish. I likes grape soda and chocolate-covered donuts, don't I?"
Toy Notes: Item #37426.