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Topside



File Name: John Blanchet of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Grade: Navy E-6 (1990)
SN: 692-8812-HO89
Notes: Fort Wayne is in the northeast part of the state, about 125 miles northeast of Indianapolis.




Previous character: Night Creeper
Next character: Rock-Viper

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Unknown7586 seconds53567

Notes: DiC's Topside wore the 1990 outfit and had red hair.

 

Season 1 Opening (DiC)1 second (silent)
Victory at Volcania Part 281 seconds15 lines
Night of the Creepers7 seconds (silent)
An Officer and a Viperman313 seconds17 lines
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 146 seconds7 lines
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 2137 seconds14 lines
Season 2 Opening (DiC)1 second (silent)

Headcanon

Born December 10, 1955. Topside joined the Joe Team in September 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. 1990    
Version 1: 1990 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0244: Navy Assault SeamanMOS 1: Navy Assault Seaman
MOS 2: Tele-Communications Specialist
  • head: Topside (90)
  • arms: Topside (90), Backblast (93)
  • torso: Topside (90)
  • waist: Topside (90)
  • legs: Topside (90)
Accessories: light grey helmet (new, flared); light grey backpack (new, two-missile launcher) with detachable U-shaped stand; light grey submachine gun (new, MP-5K); three red missiles (new)
TOPSIDE grew up on a small Indiana farm where he helped his father raise prize-winning pigs. After winning numerous county fair awards for his pigs, Topside quickly gained the reputation as Fort Wayne's Hog Master. When he was 20, Topside decided to leave the farm in search of a more exciting career. He enlisted in the Navy and served as a deck hand on a ship that transported a G.I. Joe covert team to a mission site. Fed up with listening to the land-lubbers' tales of toughness, he decided to take them all on at once! Because of his boldness and ability to look danger in the eye, he was offered a spot on the G.I. Joe team.
"A really intense training program can produce a fairly tough individual, but Topside was born tough. He can down a plate of greasy scrambled eggs and weiners [sic] while sailing through seas rough enough to send salty chief petty officers to the rail! I saw him take a full wind-up, upper-cut punch from another seaman and not even budge. Needless to say, that other seaman didn't stay around to get Topside's response."
Toy Notes: Item #6563.