Archive: Beachhead - Urban Combat Specialist (City Strike)

April 27, 2011

Beachhead was released in the summer of 2010 as part of the first wave of figures in the Pursuit of Cobra line. The Pursuit of Cobra line features environment-themed missions in which the G.I. Joe team pursues Cobra operatives to the ends of the earth. As part of the City Strike mission theme, the G.I. Joe team stealthily infiltrates a Cobra warehouse, in an urban center, housing some of Destro's newest weaponry.

Beachhead comes armed with an arsenal of weapons, but it's the highly-detailed features--such as the binoculars, gas grenades and front and rear knife sheaths on Beachhead's flak vest, as well as the GPS device on Beachhead's left leg--that stand out. Although these items aren't removable, they possess an incredible level of depth and realism.

Release Date:
Figure Number: 1005
Retail Price: $5.99
Accessories: flak vest with front and rear knife sheaths and rear swim fin storage, knife, swim fins, assault helmet with gas mask, assault rifle (3), sub-machine gun (2), pistol, display stand with G.I. Joe logo (BEACHHEAD)

Did You Know? Despite having font and rear knife sheaths on his flak vest, only a single knife was included with Beachhead. This knife fits in both front and rear sheaths.

Name: Wayne R. Sneeden
Serial Number: 902-46-SW14
Grade: E-6 (Staff Sergeant)
Mission Equipment: CQB-A2 Close Quarters Battle Anti-Armor Weapon System

Wayne "Beachhead" Sneeden is an urban combat specialist on the G.I. Joe team. This former Army Ranger carries specialized gear and weapons including a gas mask for breathing in any environment and a U.P.R. Urban Plasma Rail weapon. His gear and training come in handy when he battles Alley-Vipers in the Cobra warehouse.


John said...

Nice, one of my favorite POC figure.But to me this is more shockwave than Beach Head, it's the environment, Beach Head is a Ranger so he is more of the jungle type of guy, while Shockwave is a SWAT so he's more in to urban warfare. Any ways it's still a great figure. The best wave in the POC line for me, certainly better than what the current wave can offer.

Rich Alot said...

I really wish they would have used a dark green on the non-armor parts of the upper body, like they showed on the prototype. I'm not too sure about the fins either. Would rather have seen an improved version of the backpack that came with the Hall of Heroes figure, maybe with detachable ropes instead of sculpted ones.

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