Welcome to the Outpost. Today I’m getting into another classic 1983 G.I.Joe figure, Tripwire. With a name like Tormod S. Skoog your bound to end up doing something no one else wants to do. Tripwire was the mine detector and his secondary specialty is demolition. Something I’m not sure he was used for in the cartoon. Tripwire is a cool character and he really wasn’t used a ton.
I think Tripwire should have been carried over a bit and maybe got an upgrade in the late eighties or nineties. Yes he had a Tiger Force figure but I think he could have had a cool nineties upgrade. Tripwire did get a 2008 modern figure that was pretty true to his original figure. This is one of my favorite figures. He looks very cool and would have been cool with a removable helmet.
If you are careful you can bore this one out and do a head swap. All in all this is a great character and I would love to see more of Tripwire. Who else loves Tripwire? Where does Tripwire rank on your list of favorite joes? Let us know AFTER THE JUMP! Make sure to check back for our next discussion.