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Shockwave

(aka Shockblast)

File Name: Jason A. Faria of Dearborn, Michigan.
Grades: Army E-4 (1988-1989); E-7 (1992-2008); E-4 (2009)
multiple SNs: 369-09-6543; 369-0965-SW34; 231-4109-MR43; 369-09-JA43
Notes: Dearborn borders the city of Detroit on the southwest side of the metro area. Stalker and Lt. Clay Moore are from Detroit itself. Shockwave was also the name of a Decepticon originally released in 1985.


chronological: Repeater<< Shockwave >>Charbroil
alphabetical: Shock Viper<< Shockwave >>Short-Fuze

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
???5293 seconds25258

DiC's Shockwave wore his 1992 outfit with a clear visor. He had previously worn his 1988 outfit in Sunbow-era commercials.

 

Season 2 Opening (DiC)3 seconds(silent)in final pose
Long Live Rock and Roll Part II8 seconds(silent)flying a Battle Copter into battle
The Greatest Evil Part I69 seconds9 linesat Duke's briefing and Joe/Cobra briefing, paired with Overkill, in crashing Locust with Crimson Guard
The Greatest Evil Part II205 seconds16 linescaptured, destroying distribution house, locating factory, cheering, on Paralyzer, chasing Headman
The Legend of Metal-Head8 seconds(silent)seen in flashback

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1988
2. 1989 (Night Force)
3. 1992 (Drug Elimination Force)
4. 2008 (Convention)
5. 2009 (Comic)
 
Version 1: spring 1988 regular carded figure assortment
S.W.A.T. SpecialistMOS 1: Special Weapons and Tactics
MOS 2: Choir
  • head: Shockwave (88, 89, 08)
  • arms: Shockwave (88, 89, 08)
  • torso: Shockwave (88, 89, 08)
  • waist: Shockwave (88, 89), Beach-Head (93, 94)
  • legs: Shockwave (88, 89), Beach-Head (93, 94)
Accessories: blue semi-automatic pistol with prominent hammer and pin in front of trigger (new), blue Ingram Mac-10 machine pistol with long curved stock (new), silver soft-plastic knife with textured grip and serrated blade (new), blue backpack with engraved flashlight on top and clips on side for knife (new).
Shockwave was the youngest member of the Detroit Police Department S.W.A.T. Team, and the holder of two citations for bravery when he signed up for, and was accepted by, the Joe Team. When asked why he left a promising career to work longer hours for less money, kicking down doors on better armed adversaries, Shockwave replied, "What, you think I do this for the money?"
"Everybody on a S.W.A.T. team has a specific job, like in a choir. Choirs have tenors, baritones, altos, etc. S.W.A.T. teams have sharpshooters, climbers, and 'inside men.' Shockwave is the doorkicker. He's the first inside and the first to find out how bad it really is. He's also a half-decent tenor when his voice is in shape..."
Variations: Early releases list the SN as 369-09-6543, later ones as 369-0965-SW34.
Toy Notes: Featured in 1988's Swampmasher commercial. Item #6509.
Version 2: fall 1989 Night Force figure two-pack assortment
S.W.A.T. SpecialistMOS 1: Special Weapons and Tactics
MOS 2: Choir
  • head: Shockwave (88, 89, 08)
  • arms: Shockwave (88, 89, 08)
  • torso: Shockwave (88, 89, 08)
  • waist: Shockwave (88, 89), Beach-Head (93, 94)
  • legs: Shockwave (88, 89), Beach-Head (93, 94)
Accessories: black pistol (88 Shockwave's), black machine pistol (88 Shockwave's), black knife (88 Shockwave's), black backpack (88 Shockwave'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).
SHOCKWAVE was the youngest member of the Detroit Police Department's S.W.A.T. Team, and the holder of two citations for bravery when he signed up for, and was accepted by, the G.I. Joe Team. When asked why he left a promising career to work longer hours for less money, kicking down doors on better armed adversaries, Shockwave replied, "Do you really think I do this for the money?" An expert in executing successful assault tactics, Shockwave is now a member of the Night Force unit as the commander of their post-daylight search and destroy missions.
"Everybody on a S.W.A.T. team has a specific job, like in a choir. Choirs have tenors, baritones, altos, etc. S.W.A.T. teams have sharpshooters, climbers, and 'inside men.' Shockwave is the Night Force door kicker. He's the first inside and the first to find out how bad it really is. He's also a half-decent tenor when his voice is in shape..."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive two-pack with Lightfoot. Item #6710-2. 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, Repeater, and a black variant of the Pocket Patrol Pack.
Version 3: summer 1992 Drug Elimination Force premium carded figure assortment
S.W.A.T. SpecialistMOS 1: Special Weapons and Tactics
MOS 2: Choir
  • head: Shockwave (92), Sure Fire (02)
  • upper arms: Shockwave (92), Sure Fire (01, 02), Bullhorn (08)
  • lower arms: Shockwave (92), Sure Fire (01, 02), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Crimson Shadow Guard (05), Bullhorn (08)
  • torso: Shockwave (92), Sure Fire (01, 02)
  • waist: Shockwave (92), Sure Fire (01, 02), Bullhorn (08)
  • legs: Shockwave (92), Sure Fire (01, 02), Bullhorn (08)
Accessories: black "M-33 automatic combat machine gun" with jagged stock and short grip (new), clear yellow light-up spring-loaded battering ram missile tank (new), black spring missile with large battering ram tip (new), black full-head helmet with cut-out eye slit (new), black figure stand (common).
A former choirboy and Detroit police officer, SHOCKWAVE had all the qualifications to be the point-man for the special G.I. Joe D.E.F. detachment. Every special weapons team needs a "door-kicker." He's the guy who crashes through the barricade first with all weapons blazing to find out how bad the situation really is. At least on his D.E.F. assignment, the brass have seen fit to supply Shockwave with a mobile robot-tank battering ram to save him a bit of shoe leather on the door-kicking part. Now, if only they could teach the robot how to shoot straight!
Vehicle Specialty: G.I. Joe Patriot driver
Motto: "I never know what's on the other side of that door. That's why I'm there, to kick it down! Do you think I'd do that if I knew what was behind it? Get real!"
Toy Notes: Item #6748. In the 1992 insert catalog, concept art appears instead of the actual figure. The prototype shown in the commercial had a blue missile launcher.
Version 4: late June 2008 S.W.A.T. special figure three-pack
S.W.A.T. Squad Leader
Shockblast
MOS 1: Special Weapons and Tactics
MOS 2: Military Police Officer [31B; filecard says 31A]
  • head: Shockwave (88, 89, 08)
  • arms: Shockwave (88, 89, 08)
  • torso: Shockwave (88, 89, 08)
  • waist: Low-Light (86, 89, 08), Shockblast (08)
  • legs: Low-Light (86, 89, 08), Shockblast (08)
Accessories: dark grey rifle (03 Sgt. Hacker's), dark grey knife (91 Low-Light's), dark grey shield with "SWAT" in white, with handle (03 Burn Out's), dark green backpack (85 Dusty's), clear figure stand (common).
SHOCKBLAST was the youngest member of the Detroit Police Department S.W.A.T. Team and the holder of two citations for bravery when he signed up for, and was accepted b, G.I. JOE. Having proven his qualifications through two previous units, he was chosen to be the squad leader for the G.I. JOE S.W.A.T. detachment. Every special weapons team needs a "door-kicker." He's the guy who crashes through the barricade first with all weapons blazing to find out how bad the situation really is. This requires an individual who is not only absolutely fearless, but once an entry point is breached he must also be sharp-minded enough to instantly distinguish the enemy from innocent bystanders. Ultimately, he calls the shots, whether to press the attack or retreat—usually in pure darkness and surrounded by smoke, gunfire, and explosions!
SHOCKBLAST often uses rappelling devices to drop into the middle of hostile situations. While this does help him avoid booby-trapped doors and windows, he nonetheless is plunging directly into the heart of established enemy territory, with virtually no chance of backing out. But, will his nerves of steel be enough against titanium skin?
"When I find a locked door, it's a touch choice between my shoe leather and a battering ram!"
Toy Notes: Bagged together with Low-Light and Long Arm at the Headhunters-themed 2008 Convention.
Version 5: January 2009 Wave 8 comic two-pack assortment
S.W.A.T. Specialist
Shockblast
MOS 1: Special Weapons and Tactics
MOS 2: Military Police Officer [31B]
  • head: Shockblast (09)
  • left arm: Cobra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Grunt (08), G.I. Joe Hawk (08/II), Cobra Driver (08), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I, 08/II), Short-Fuze (08), Steeler (08/II), Cobra Vehicle Gunner (08), Maj. Bludd (08/III), Cobra Viper (08/III), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Shockblast (09), Cobra Stinger Driver (09)
  • right arm: Cobra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Grunt (08), G.I. Joe Hawk (08/II), Cobra Driver (08), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I, 08/II), Short-Fuze (08), Steeler (08/II), Cobra Vehicle Gunner (08), Cobra Viper (08/III), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Shockblast (09), Cobra Stinger Driver (09)
  • body: Cobra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III), Cobra Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Driver (08), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Flint (08/II), Cobra Vehicle Gunner (08), Scrap-Iron (08/II), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Shockblast (09), Cobra Stinger Driver (09)
  • upper legs: Snow Job (08), Wild Weasel (08/I, 08/II), Leatherneck (08), Shockblast (09)
  • lower legs: Shockblast (09)
Accessories: two tiny blue semi-automatic pistols with prominent hammer and pin in front of trigger (new), light blue cap with blue and yellow V-shaped urban camo (new), wide black vintage-style battle helmet (new), black gas mask with clear lenses (new), dark blue vest with black grenades and knife sheath (08 Firefly's), black Joe figure stand.
SHOCKBLAST was the youngest member of the Detroit Police Department S.W.A.T. team, and the holder of two citations for bravery when he joined the G.I. JOE team. When asked why he left a promising career to work longer hours for less money, kicking down doors on better-armed adversaries, he replied, "What, you think I do this for the money?" The fast reflexes and quick-thinking he honed as a S.W.A.T. specialist comes in handy when the team is out-numbered and out-gunned by COBRA forces: SHOCKBLAST instantly pulls together a plan that'll stop the enemy - and leave a mark to remember him by.
"Everybody on a S.W.A.T. team has a specific job, like in a choir. Choirs have tenors, baritones, altos, etc. S.W.A.T. teams have sharpshooters, climbers, and 'inside men.' I'm the door kicker. I'm the first inside and the first to find out how bad it really is. I'm also a half-decent tenor when my voice is in shape."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Destro and an original comic (Resolute #1). Item #37327.