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T'Gin-Zu



File Name: Joseph R. Rainone of Somers, New York.
Grade: Army E-4 (1993)
SN: 272-3712-PD
Notes: Somers is in the southeast part of the state, about 35 miles north of New York City.




Previous character: Bushido
Next character: Red Ninja

 

Animated Appearances

To my knowledge, T'Gin-Zu was never animated.

Headcanon

Born November 6, 1961. T'Gin-Zu joined the Joe Team in September 1988, 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. 1993 (Pile Driver)    
Version 1: 1993 Ninja Raiders boxed Pile Driver vehicle
Fig. #0374: Pile Driver OperatorMOS 1: Pile Driver Vehicle Operator
MOS 2: Ninja Swords Master
  • head: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
Accessories: black sword (92 Storm Shadow's)
T'Gin-Zu was the best martial arts student STORM SHADOW ever taught. He studied the martial arts for over 20 years until he earned the right to be called a ninja master. He learned some of the guarded secrets of the Arashikage ninja clan, especially those dealing with covert operations and various techniques in self-discipline and endurance training. During his first week as part of the Ninja Force, T'Gin-Zu volunteered to be a Ninja Raider driver. Since then, he has clobbered Cobras across the globe in his pursuit to capture the entire band of Cobra's Red Ninjas . . . ALONE!!!
Motto: "Driving a Ninja Raider is like being strapped to a lightning bolt!"
Toy Notes: Featured in the Ninja Force commercial (where his name was pronounced to sound like Ginsu). Item #6792. The character art shows orange shoulders and boots, and a black face mask.