Mine Detector (Code Name: Tripwire)
If you need an early example of the specialization of the 80s Joes, Tripwire is a perfect subject. Like Breaker, he’s one of the few figures not to include a weapon. Although his mines count, I suppose. He’s the perfect support trooper to help get the Joes through Cobra-laid mine fields. I know The Enemy used to put down a ton of them on my carpet and comforter back in the day.
As a kid, I didn’t quite understand why Tripwire included his own mines. I thought he was a mine detector? Maybe he’s picking up the enemy mines and strapping them into his backpack for disposal later? That’s actually what I usually pretended he was doing back in the day. It just didn’t seem heroic to me for the Joes to be planting mines.