Welcome to the Outpost. Today I’m I’m jumping back to 1982 and talking about G.I. Joe’s first driver, ‘Clutch‘. This is one that my brother got for Christmas and he was really cool and unique for the original gang. First off he came with one of the coolest jeeps ever in any toy line. The design wasn’t over complicated but it has remained a popular vehicle today.
Clutch was a nice figure with the black hair and beard. That figure just popped and looked awesome with Hawk sitting next to him towing the M.M.S. He only came with a helmet and they added some brown to his shoulder and front area that helped make him his own figure. Clutch has had several upgrades over the years. The 2004 comic pack Double Clutch is a really nice looking version. There were a few modern version that looked cool and the 2008 modern Vamp is wicked cool.
Clutch was a staple in the cartoon and in the comics. Over all Clutch has been one of my favorite characters over the years and he always brings back fond memories of my first G.I.Joe Christmas. Who had an Original Clutch? Which version is your favorite? Sound off AFTER THE JUMP and let us know! Make sure to check back for our next discussion.