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  Code Name: JAMMER  
 

The original Jammer figure was, along with Gaucho, issued with the Z Force Command Centre . A recolour of the swivel armed variant of the original Stalker, it's in the running for the title of rarest Action Force figure, with a good condition example capable of fetching £50-80 at auction. Along with Gaucho (again) and Lifeline the character was chosen as part of a convention three-pack in 2010 - this can cost about £40 for the set, so you can see where I'm going cost-wise.

This version is a composite of parts from various Generation 2-era figures, with a head from a later version of Stalker. It's actually a pretty good choice. While it looks quite different from the original version of Jammer side-by-side, but not necessarily in a bad way. The camoflague paint mask is also an improvemen on the original figure, while the tampographed 'Z' looks fantastic.

For one, the slightly bulkier construction means he doesn't look quite as dainty next to the straight-arm Z-Force figures. The other instantly noticeable difference is Jammer's skin is a lot lighter than the original's. This seems to be a deliberate attempt to differentiate him from Stalker, which is fair enough what with it being aimed at American collectors, and is much appreciated by me as I have a Stalker and already having a couple of chaps sharing the codename I could have done without two sharing the same face.

He's topped off nicely with a huge boxy radio backpack of the type originally issued with Stretcher (remember him? C'mon, you must remember good ol' Stretcher !), which suits nicely. Whereas Breaker was always just a radio operator, Jammer was more of a general electronics warfare expert, so him lugging around a huge box of tricks works. The accessory looks great too, big without being oversized. Overall Jammer is a snappy looking figure in general, but obviously expensive. That said, he's cheaper than the original and to my mind is the superior version, so if you can find one being sold individually or want the other two figures in the set, he makes a fine addition to Z-Force.

G.I. Joe Jammer
G.I. Joe Jammer
G.I. Joe Jammer
G.I. Joe Jammer