Chief Torpedo (2004)
The original Torpedo is a classic of the early years of the Real American Hero era. He’s a great figure, but outside of an underwater setting, his usefulness is limited. The Sunbow cartoon often had Torpedo running about in white t-shirt and jeans; not the most battle-ready of outfits, but more at home in a land battle than a wet suit.
This figure, included in an odd trio of Joes along with the VAMP and Whirlwind, isn’t as plainly clothed as his animated counterpart, but he’s better dressed for land missions. The Muskrat torso and legs are a good, non-descript choice, and the Battle Corps Roadblock arms are a pretty good fit. The only odd choice is the head, which belonged originally to Wet Suit. Maybe somebody figured it would just work, since both characters were divers. I just can’t see a cool customer like Torpedo sporting Wet Suit’s horrible semi-mullet
The same year actually saw most of this figure, and a similar camo scheme, used in the convention exclusives. The Muskrat body was part of the several, uh, redneck Dreadnoks included in the box set. Must have been a popular look that year.