Navigation:
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
accessory identification guide
 
episode guide
 
timeline
 
lists & stats

Torch

(aka Dreadnok Torch)

File Name: Tom Winken of Botany Bay, Australia.
Notes: The City of Botany Bay is a suburb of Sydney. Major Bludd is from Sydney itself. The original Dreadnoks' names are a play on the proverbial Tom, Dick, and Harry, and on the Dutch Lullaby fishermen Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.





Previous character: Ripper
Next character: Flint

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Frank Welker521,862 seconds116865

Notes: Sunbow's Torch wore his 1985 outfit with brown boots and a vest that ranged anywhere from medium brown to black, and with redder hair and a full beard.

 

The Revenge of Cobra Opening3 seconds (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 159 seconds2 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 310 seconds1 line
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 468 seconds2 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 562 seconds4 lines
Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)1 second (silent)
Countdown for Zartan90 seconds14 lines
Jungle Trap17 seconds2 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 113 seconds1 line
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 236 seconds8 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 32 seconds (silent)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 449 seconds4 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 583 seconds10 lines
Battle for the Train of Gold45 seconds1 line
Lights! Camera! Cobra!83 seconds4 lines
Cobra's Candidate96 seconds4 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 136 seconds2 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 24 seconds (silent)
Twenty Questions65 seconds1 line
Where the Reptiles Roam39 seconds2 lines
Worlds Without End Part I56 seconds2 lines
Worlds Without End Part II28 seconds2 lines
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town11 seconds (silent)
Flint's Vacation37 seconds3 lines
Memories of Mara26 seconds2 lines
The Wrong Stuff59 seconds3 lines
The Invaders23 seconds2 lines
Cold Slither111 seconds5 lines
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 222 seconds (silent)
Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)2 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 141 seconds2 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 241 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 48 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 528 seconds1 line
Let's Play Soldier101 seconds14 lines
Computer Complications28 seconds (silent)
Cobrathon24 seconds (silent)
The Rotten Egg17 seconds (silent)
Once Upon a Joe5 seconds1 line
Glamour Girls53 seconds6 lines
The Spy Who Rooked Me31 seconds1 line
Grey Hairs and Growing Pains11 seconds1 line
My Brother's Keeper56 seconds (silent)
Nightmare Assault21 seconds4 lines
Second-Hand Emotions56 seconds (silent)
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep20 seconds2 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening2 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 117 seconds1 line
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 229 seconds1 line
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 315 seconds1 line
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 416 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 56 seconds (silent)

Headcanon

Born October 14, 1956. Torch was a charter member of the Dreadnoks, whom Zartan assembled in March 1982. Torch's appearance is represented by Version 1 until Cobra's re-emergence in 1991. Afterward he is represented by version 2.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1985
2. 2005 (Valor vs. Venom)
3. 2008 (Comic #30)
4. 2009 (post-25th Wave 13)
 
Version 1: 1985 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0054: Dreadnok
  • head: Torch (85)
  • arms: Torch (85)
  • torso: Torch (85)
  • waist: Torch (85)
  • legs: Torch (85)
Accessories: silver backpack (new, fuel tanks with cord hole); silver acetylene torch (new, with cord)
Subject was remanded to Borstal [Reform school] at age fourteen. Escaped and went to sea in the Merchant Marine where he learned the use of the cutting torch.
Torch is an illiterate, unrepenant thug whose penchant for sudden and unexpected violence is matched only by the utter depth of his stupidity.
Specialty and M.O.: Works with Oxy-Acetylene torch as a general cutter mostly on remodeling stolen cars and occasional safe crackings. Scavenges the swamps for fun and profit.
Variations: Some filecards add that Torch "later rode with the Melbourne Maulers M[otorcycle] C[lub]."
Toy Notes: Item #6435. Torch's swivel-head construction points to a 1984 design. He was also introduced in the cartoon and comics in 1984.
Pre-release?: Possibly released in a Sears-exclusive three-pack with Buzzer (85) and Ripper (85) which may have been available as early as Christmas 1984. (No carded examples exist.)
Re-releases: A slightly different version was released in Argentina as Calavera.
Version 2: 2005 Valor vs. Venom Wave 6 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0981: Dreadnok
Dreadnok Torch
  • head: Dreadnok Torch (05)
  • arms: Dreadnok Torch (05)
  • torso: Dreadnok Torch (05)
  • waist: Dreadnok Torch (05)
  • legs: Dreadnok Torch (05)
Accessories: red backpack (new, fuel tank with black nozzles and cord); silver flamethrower (new, with cord hole in back) and attaching red flame
DREADNOK TORCH loves to take apart complicated mechanical objects in the least complicated manner possible, which in his case means slicing them into scrap metal with his customized cutting torch (which can also function as a weapon). He doesn't find pleasure in wanton destruction as much as finds an adequate relief, like scratching a mosquito bite while wearing an oven mitt. He is proficient in motorcycle maintenance and small arms repair, which is probably his main saving grace in the eyes of his fellow DREADNOK members. They are happy to have him work on their own bikes and weapons as long as they can keep an eye on him in case he gets the urge to start cutting instead of repairing. The way the DREADNOK gang utilizes him in a fight is to point him in the direction of the G.I. JOE Team and make sure his flame is turned up all the way.
"That was a racing stripe? Looked to me like a line to cut along...."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Sgt. Bazooka (05). Item #00279.
Version 3: 2008 Wave 2 comic two-pack assortment
Fig. #1219: Dreadnok
Dreadnok Torch
  • head: Dreadnok Torch (08, 09)
  • arms: Gung Ho (07, 08), Dreadnok Torch (08, 09), Storm Shadow (08/III)
  • body: Gung Ho (07, 08), Dreadnok Torch (08, 09), Storm Shadow (08/III), Zartan (08, 09/I, 09/II)
  • upper legs: Gung Ho (07, 08), Dreadnok Torch (08, 09), Sgt. Airborne (08)
  • lower legs: Dreadnok Torch (08, 09)
Accessories: black vest (new, with chains on armholes and "Melbourne Maulers" logo on back; joins on left side); silver backpack (new, with cord hole) with removable green gas tank (new); silver acetylene torch (new, with holster clip on top and flexible cord); black Cobra figure stand
DREADNOK TORCH was remanded to Borstal (a reform school) at age fourteen. He escaped and went to sea in the Merchant Marine, where he learned the use of the cutting torch. He is an unrepentant thug whose penchant for sudden and unexpected violence is matched only by the utter depth of his stupidity.
Specialty and M.O.: Works with oxyacetylene torch as a general cutter mostly on remodeling stolen cars and occasional safecracking. Scavenges the swamps for fun and profit.
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Dreadnok Ripper (08) and a reprint of Marvel #30. Item #28938.
Version 4: 2009 post-25th Anniversary Wave 13 carded assortment
Fig. #1402: Dreadnok
Dreadnok Torch
  • head: Dreadnok Torch (08, 09)
  • arms: Gung Ho (07, 08), Dreadnok Torch (08, 09), Storm Shadow (08/III)
  • body: Gung Ho (07, 08), Dreadnok Torch (08, 09), Storm Shadow (08/III), Zartan (08, 09/I, 09/II)
  • upper legs: Gung Ho (07, 08), Dreadnok Torch (08, 09), Sgt. Airborne (08)
  • lower legs: Dreadnok Torch (08, 09)
Accessories: brown vest (08 Torch's); black backpack (08 Torch's) with green gas tank; black acetylene torch (08 Torch's); black Cobra figure stand
DREADNOK TORCH was remanded to Borstal (a reform school) at age fourteen. He escaped and went to sea in the Merchant Marine, where he learned the use of the cutting torch. This led him to his favorite pastime: taking things apart. He'll dismember cars, trucks, motorcycles, or any other mechanical object with his collection of cutting torches. The subsequent wreckage is, to him, a work of art. This unrepentant thug has a penchant for sudden and unexpected violence, matched only by the utter depth of his stupidity. His specialty and modus operandi: he works with an oxyacetylene torch as a general cutter, mostly on remodeling stolen cars and occasional safecracking. He also scavenges the swamps for fun and profit.
"What a fine sight that is, mate: a big pile of cut-up metal where a perfectly good truck used to be."
Toy Notes: Item #37423.