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Sneak Peek



File Name: Owen King of Bangor, Maine.
Grade: Army E-5 (1987-1988)
SN: 150-77-4411
Notes: Bangor (pronounced with a hard "g") is in the central part of the state, about 130 miles northeast of Portland. Owen King is the name of Stephen King's youngest son, who suggested the character Crystal Ball.



Previous character: Techno-Viper
Next character: Mercer

 

Animated Appearances

Sneak Peek was animated only for commercials.

Headcanon

Born March 8, 1955. Sneak Peek joined the Joe Team in September 1984, 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. 1987 2. 1988 (Night Force)  
Version 1: 1987 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0128: Advanced ReconMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Radio-telecommunications [25W]
  • head: Sneak Peek (87, 88)
  • arms: Sneak Peek (87, 88)
  • torso: Sneak Peek (87, 88)
  • waist: Sneak Peek (87, 88)
  • legs: Sneak Peek (87, 88)
Accessories: black mic (new); black assault rifle (85 Footloose's M16); light green periscope (new, three-piece) with attaching black walkie-talkie (new); binoculars (new, flat with strap)
Sneak Peek is a legend in the Ranger recon battalions. They tell of one mission where his control unit got overrun. In the ensuing confusion, Sneak Peek was never recalled. He stayed put, observing enemy activity, taking notes and sketching maps for two weeks until somebody remembered he was out there and sent him the signal to return! He is, of course, Ranger qualified and proficient with all NATO night-vision devices.
"Patience, endurance, and guts is what Sneak Peek has plenty of. He's got the patience to creep inch by inch into enemy territory, carefully bending back every branch and twig in his way and just as carefully replacing them. He's got the endurance to sit motionless in cramped cover for days on end, waiting for the bad guys to show up, and when they do, he's got the guts to stick around and watch!"
Toy Notes: Item #6491. Named for Stephen King's elder son, who is now an author himself.
Re-releases: A recolored version was released in Brazil as Biosfera. A Tiger Force version was released in Europe. Some parts were used to create the Brazil-exclusive figures Aguia Comando and Albatroz.
Version 2: 1988 Night Force two-pack assortment
Fig. #0183: Advanced ReconMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Radio-telecommunications [25W]
  • head: Sneak Peek (87, 88)
  • arms: Sneak Peek (87, 88)
  • torso: Sneak Peek (87, 88)
  • waist: Sneak Peek (87, 88)
  • legs: Sneak Peek (87, 88)
Accessories: black mic (87 Sneak Peek's); black assault rifle (85 Footloose's M16); black periscope (87 Sneak Peek's) with walkie-talkie); black binoculars (87 Sneak Peek's)
SNEAK PEEK is a legend in the Ranger recon battalions. His battalion commander told of one mission where Sneak Peek's control unit was overrun. In the ensuing confusion, he was never recalled. He stayed put, observing enemy activity, taking notes and sketching maps for two weeks until somebody remembered he was out there and sent him the signal to return! He is, of course, Ranger qualified and proficient with all NATO night-vision devices.
"Equipped with third generation passive image intensifiers, optical range finders, parabolic microphones, and noise-gated amplifiers, Sneak Peek can pinpoint the location of the enemy in complete darkness, without revealing his own position. Rumor has it that all of his electronic hardware is simply back-up for an extraordinarily-developed sense of smell and an acuity of hearing that extends into the subsonic and high-frequency ranges."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive two-pack with Lt. Falcon (88). Item #6709-1. This figure is considered a moderately high-demand item.