Welcome to the Outpost. Today I’m taking a look at one of the best G.I.Joe characters ever created, and one of the very first I bought with my own money, ‘Shipwreck‘. Shipwreck was introduced in 1985 and was an instant hit. I remember standing in Ames with my older brother and I liked the sailor suit, the name, his cool weapons, and Polly. I remember storing his pistol and anchor in a small match box. I still have the Polly minus his feet and Shipwrecks head. My brothers were rough on my figures, very few made it out alive.
Shipwreck was in many episodes and even had a 2 part episode specifically focused on him, “There’s no Place Like Springfield. This is one of my all time favorite episodes. Back in the day that second part took a whole day of waiting to see what happened next. Shipwreck has had several updates over the years. Some of my favorites are the 1994 wet-suit version, the 2012 blue Dollar General version, and the 2002 v5.
There is a cool 12 inch Shipwreck that I’m in the process of hunter down but I have a cool custom 12 inch so I’m not worried. I think a 6 inch version similar to that of the 2012 version would be awesome. Maybe with a sailor hat and a toque. I think Shipwreck’s body is one of the most used bodies for customizing. The 1985, 2012, and 2013 are just a few that make awesome customs. How many Shipwreck versions do you own? Which is your favorite? Sound off below and let us know AFTER THE JUMP! Make sure to check back for our next discussion.