Wednesday, March 24, 2010

G.I.Joe : Takara Japanese Code Name Changes

When Takara released the G.I.Joe line in Japan they didn't make too many changes in the designs. Aside from a minor change in Duke's arms, the construction mimics the U.S. toy line. The package was unique to Japan and with those some of the code names printed on it. The changes in names were present in the animated series broadcast in Japan as well. Here's a rundown of the code name changes:

Changed Joes:
Duke = Grunt
Snake Eyes = Snake Eye
Rock 'N Roll = Mic
Gung Ho = Gun Ho
Mutt = Found
Lady Jaye = Lady J
Spirit = Grey
Doc = Medic

Assault Copter Dragonfly = Flying Dragon
Sky Hawk = Little Harry
R.A.M. Rapid Fire Motorcycle = Rapid Fire Bike
S.H.A.R.C. = Flying Sub
Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Flagg = (Aircraft Carrier) Kohkuh Bakan Flagg

Changed Cobras:
Buzzer = Boozer

Cobra F.A.N.G. = Cobra Gyro
Cobra A.S.P. assault System Pod = Cobra Assault Pod
Cobra Night Attack 4WD Stinger = Night Attacker

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