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Undertow











Previous character: Metal-Head
Next character: Range-Viper

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various10481 seconds15128

Notes: DiC's Undertow were employed by Cobra and wore the 1990 outfit, with horned masks. The barracuda did not appear in the series.

 

Season 1 Opening (DiC)1 second 
Revenge of the Pharaohs32 seconds3 lines
Victory at Volcania Part 16 seconds1 line
The Nozone Conspiracy50 seconds2 lines
Pigskin Commandos16 seconds 
Injustice and the Cobra Way19 seconds 
An Officer and a Viperman282 seconds5 lines
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 128 seconds1 line
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 217 seconds 
Stuck on You30 seconds3 lines

Headcanon

Undertow were introduced to the Iron Grenadiers in early 1986, with their appearance represented by Version 4.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1990 (Iron Grenadiers)
2. 2000 (RAH Collection)
3. 2002 (Sound Attack)
4. 2009 (GIJCC)
 
Version 1: 1990 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0253: Destro's Frogmen
  • head: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09), Fast Blast Viper (01, 02)
  • arms: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
  • torso: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
  • waist: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
  • legs: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
Accessories: dark grey face mask (new, soft plastic with red eye); two grey flippers (new); black trident (new); grey sea sled (new, with torpedo tab); red torpedo (new, smooth with tab slot); black hose (short standard); silver barracuda (new, soft plastic)
Any frogman can operate efficiently in clean water, under optimum conditions, but the UNDERTOW are especially trained to function and fight in the murky, polluted waters that clog busy industrial and military waterfronts. His wet-suit is made of a nontoxic, anti-corrosive material. His face-mask is coated with silicone to repel oil slicks, and is organically conditioned against hostile biological agents and infections.
"Undertow will swim through ANYTHING! This guy makes leeches look friendly! It's almost impossible to defeat him in his own environment! If we have to take him on his own backyard, we first have to get tetanus booster shots before we move out for action. The best defense against this slime-swimmer is to keep a safe distance and throw grenades from behind a well fortified enclosure."
Toy Notes: Featured in 1990's Piranha commercial. Item #6137. The prototype shown in the 1990 insert catalog has what appears to be a squarish, black helmet, though this may simply be a matter of poor lighting.
Version 2: 2000 Real American Hero Collection Wave 1 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0545: Frogman
  • head: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09), Fast Blast Viper (01, 02)
  • arms: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
  • torso: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
  • waist: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
  • legs: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
Accessories: black face mask (90 Undertow's); two blue flippers (92 Wet-Suit's); black trident (90 Undertow's); black sea sled (90 Undertow's); black torpedo (90 Undertow's); black hose (short standard); black figure stand
Any frogman can operate efficiently in clean water, under optimum conditions, but the Undertow are especially trained to function and fight in the murky, polluted waters that clog busy industrial and military waterfronts. Their wetsuits is made of a nontoxic, anti-corrosive material. Their facemasks are coated with silicone to repel oil slicks, and are organically conditioned against hostile biological agents and infections.
Undertow will swim through ANYTHING! These guys makes leeches look friendly! It's almost impossible to defeat him in his own environment! If we have to take him on his own backyard, we first have to get tetanus booster shots before we move out for action. The best defense against this slime-swimmer is to keep a safe distance and throw grenades from behind a well fortified enclosure.
Variations: Undertow's air hose attached to a peg in some copies (as with version 1) and fit into a hole in others (as with version 3).
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Firefly (00). Item #57732.
Version 3: 2002 Sound Attack boxed set
Fig. #0652: Cobra Frogman
  • head: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09), Fast Blast Viper (01, 02)
  • arms: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
  • torso: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
  • waist: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
  • legs: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
Accessories: black backpack (85 Snow Serpent's); dark grey machine gun (92 Destro's XL-14); silver chainsaw rifle (85 Buzzer's, oversized with Sound Attack tab)
Any frogman can operate efficiently in clean water, under optimum conditions, but the UNDERTOW are specially trained to function and fight in the murky, polluted waters surrounding busy industrial and military waterfronts. Their wetsuits are made of a nontoxic, anti-corrosive material, and their facemasks are coated with silicone to repel oil slicks. They are almost impossible to capture or defeat because others cannot enter the hostile water environments in which they work.
"We swim through anything to get the job done."
Toy Notes: Boxed in a B.J.'s-exclusive set with Dial-Tone (02), Firefly (02/II), Roadblock (02), Fast Blast Viper (02), Snake Eyes (02/III), Storm Shadow (02/III), and Wet-Suit (02/III). Item #53227.
Version 4: 2009 Collector's Club annual exclusive
Fig. #1442: Iron Grenadiers FrogmenMOS 1: Covert Underwater Operations
MOS 2: UDT (Underwater Demolitions)
  • head: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09), Fast Blast Viper (01, 02)
  • arms: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
  • torso: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
  • waist: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
  • legs: Undertow (90, 00, 02, 09)
Accessories: red face mask (90 Undertow's, with gold eye); two grey flippers (90 Undertow's, with black trim); black trident (90 Undertow's, with gold tines); grey sea sled (90 Undertow's); gold torpedo (90 Undertow's); black hose (short standard); silver barracuda (90 Undertow's)
DESTRO's elite frogmen are specially trained to function and fight in the murky, polluted waters that clog busy industrial and military waterfronts. Each member is organically conditioned against hostile biological agents and infections. Their wet-suits are made of a nontoxic, anti-corrosive material and coated with silicone to repel oil slicks. These underwater specialists are almost impossible to defeat in their own environment!
"UNDERTOW will swim through ANYTHING!"
Toy Notes: Free to paid club members who joined before spring 2009.