I have always thought that some of the original thirteen Joes followed very closely from their adventure team predecessors. Breaker was one of the figures that gives me this impression. Most obvious to me is his look, specifically the head sculpt. To me, the bearded Joes looked like throwbacks to the fuzzy-head days of old. Another aspect that strikes me about him is his lack of weapons (granted, he’s got a grenade on his chest). Breaker, like his teammate Flash, had the coolest accessories of the 1982 Joes. I can really see both of these guys repainted in brighter colors, hanging out at a 3 & 3/4 inch scale AT HQ, testing their then high-tech gadgets.
I enjoyed his character in the comics; it was amazing to me that Larry Hama was able to easily differentiate the members of the team, even with simple things like Breaker’s ever present bubble gum blowing and his sense of humor.
Unfortunately, Breaker was killed in action later in the series, which was a shame. It was also a shame that his specialty was usurped by Dial Tone, and that Breaker didn’t get a later redesign like his other teammates.