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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.



Previous character: Repeater
Next character: Charbroil

 

Animated Appearances

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

Dic's Shockwave 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)237
Long Live Rock and Roll Part II8 seconds (silent)232
The Greatest Evil Part I69 seconds9 lines171
The Greatest Evil Part II205 seconds16 lines35

Headcanon

Born March 17, 1954. Shockwave joined the Joe Team in September 1985, and his appearance is represented by Version 1, changing to Version 3 in 1988. He was among the Joes reactivated in June 1991, with his Version 4 appearance.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1988
2. 1989 (Night Force)
3. 1992 (Drug Elimination Force)
4. 2008 (Convention)
5. 2009 (Comic)
 
Version 1: 1988 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0158: SWAT 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: dark blue backpack (new, with knife clips); blue pistol (new, with pin-shaped trigger); blue submachine gun (new, Ingram Mac-10 with stock); silver knife (new, partially serrated)
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: 1989 Night Force two-pack assortment
Fig. #0239: SWAT 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 backpack (88 Shockwave's); black pistol (88 Shockwave's); black submachine gun (88 Shockwave's Mac-10); black knife (88 Shockwave's)
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 (89). Item #6710-2. 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 Repeater (89) through the 1993 offer Terrifying Lasers of Destruction.
Version 3: 1992 D.E.F. premium carded assortment
Fig. #0346: SWAT 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 helmet (new, with cut-out visor); black machine gun (new, M33); clear yellow missile launcher (new, on treads with lights and black trigger); black battering-ram missile (new, with square front); black figure stand
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: 2008 S.W.A.T. special three-pack release
Fig. #1286: SWAT 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: green backpack (85 Dusty's); grey shield (03 Burn Out's, with "SWAT" on front); grey knife (91 Low-Light's); grey assault rifle (03 Sgt. Hacker's); clear 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 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 neds 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 (08) and Long Arm (08) at the Headhunters-themed 2008 Convention. Rights for this name were lost when Lanard Toys released a Shockwave military action figure for The Corps! toy line. Hasbro's rename was also applied to the Decepticon formerly known as Shockwave.
Version 5: 2009 Wave 8 comic two-pack assortment
Fig. #1404: SWAT 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), 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), 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), 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), 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), 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), 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: light blue cap (new, with yellow and dark blue urban camo); dark blue helmet (new?), black gas mask (new, with clear lenses); dark blue vest (08/II Scrap-Iron's, with black straps); two dark blue pistols (miniature based on 88 Shockwave'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 (09) and an original comic (Resolute #1). Item #37327.