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Scoop



File Name: Leonard Michaels of Chicago, Illinois.
Grade: Army E-4 (1989)
SN: 887-1199-XE86
Notes: Chicago is in the state's northeast corner, at the south end of Lake Michigan. Bullet-Proof, Ghostrider, Hardtop, Heavy Duty, Short-Fuze, and Static Line are also from Chicago. Scoop was also the name of an Autobot released in 1988 as part of the Double Targetmasters team.



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Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Michael Benyaer182,122 seconds2382,404

DiC's Scoop wore his 1989 outfit, with a bluer tint to his green colors in most episodes. In the series, he was originally a Crimson Guard spy but defected to the Joes after the return of Cobra Commander.

 

Operation Dragonfire Opening2 seconds (silent)
Operation Dragonfire: Day 1213 seconds28 lines
Operation Dragonfire: Day 2214 seconds30 lines
Operation Dragonfire: Day 3354 seconds44 lines
Operation Dragonfire: Day 4254 seconds20 lines
Operation Dragonfire: Day 5198 seconds29 lines
Season 1 Opening (DiC)4 seconds (silent)
Granny Dearest3 seconds (silent)
Victory at Volcania Part 139 seconds (silent)
Pigskin Commandos2 seconds (silent)
Cold Shoulder1 second (silent)
Injustice and the Cobra Way309 seconds27 lines
Night of the Creepers294 seconds44 lines
That's Entertainment6 seconds (silent)
I Found You...Evy187 seconds16 lines
An Officer and a Viperman6 seconds (silent)
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 235 seconds (silent)
Season 2 Opening (DiC)1 second (silent)

Headcanon

Born October 27, 1958. Scoop 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.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1989    
Version 1: 1989 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0199: Combat Information SpecialistMOS 1: Journalist [46R]
MOS 2: Microwave Transmission Specialist [25P]
  • head: Scoop (89)
  • arms: Scoop (89)
  • torso: Scoop (89)
  • waist: Scoop (89)
  • legs: Scoop (89)
Accessories: green helmet (new, soft plastic with red goggles and mic hole); green mic (new); light grey backpack (new, with satellite dish); black pistol (new, large with trigger guard); light grey news camera (new, with hose peg); black hose (medium standard)
It takes a special kind of guy to step out from behind cover during a firefight and keep his finger squeezing the trigger—of his videocam! With an advanced degree in journalism, as well as a master's degree in electrical engineering, SCOOP could have had a secure future with a network news team. Instead, he opted for service on the G.I. Joe Team because he wanted to be on the spot when the news was being made, not reporting the aftermath!
"The other G.I. Joes were a bit put off by Scoop at first. They resented having a 'third wheel' tagging along lugging 60 pounds of video equipment and not much firepower! They changed their minds after he carried a wounded comrade two clicks to an extremely hairy evacuation site for a medivac. All the while his camera captured the whole thing on tape! Now that's called doing your job and then some!"
Toy Notes: Item #6526. This figure was modeled after NBC Today Show news reporter Mike Leonard.
Re-releases: A slightly recolored version was released in Brazil. Some parts were used to create the Brazil-exclusive figure Escorpiao Voador.