Archive: Crazy Legs - Assault Trooper (Jungle Assault)

June 13, 2011

Crazy Legs was released in the Spring of 2011 as part of the sixth wave--which arrived at retail before wave five--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 Jungle Assault mission theme, a G.I. Joe team led by Duke discovers a heavily fortified Cobra fortress, the Terror Drome, in a remote jungle.

Crazy Legs debuted in the A Real American Hero action figure line in 1987. At that time, the character's name was spelled Crazylegs. Variations in character names such as spelling changes or inclusion of rank are usually an indication of Hasbro's failure to renew their trademark claim to the name. In the case of Crazy Legs, the name change didn't alter any of the character's biographical information as the character I.D. card follows the integrity of the original filecard almost word for word.

Release Date:
Figure Number: 1116
Retail Price: $6.99
Accessories: helmet, goggles, parachute pack, pistol, assault rifle with folding stock, heavy assault rifle, display stand with G.I. Joe logo (CRAZY LEGS)

Did You Know? As an assault trooper, Crazy Legs parachutes into the battlefield to gain a tactical advantage in areas not accessible by land because of geographical obstacles or heavy fortification. In instances where surface-to-air fire is too dangerous for aircraft or jumpers, HALO or HAHO troops, such as Skydive, are deployed from altitudes above surface-to-air engagement levels.

Crazy Legs
Assault Trooper
Name: D. Oliver Thomas
Grade: E-4 (Specialist)
Hometown: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Primary Weapon: SMG-R Submachine Gun with Rotating Stock
Combat Gear: Para Helmet, Goggles, Parachute with Harness, Rifle, Pistol

Crazy Legs is a classically trained organist. The Airborne Rangers, however, don't care how perfectly you can play Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor; they're only concerned with your willingness to jump out of a helicopter into a hot landing zone with nothing but a rifle and some grenades. Crazy Legs is, of course, Airborne Ranger qualified and has been cross-trained as a forward artillery observer.


John said...

I'm just wondering why Crazy legs' helmet doesn't have a chin strap?

Unknown said...

It's more than just the chin strap that this figure suffers from. The inclusion of this updated character in the line commendable, but the lack of a working parachute and the awkward leg stance caused by the backpack straps detract from it overall.

John said...

The problem with the leg strap was a long time problem since the first release of Crazy legs. I can remember feeling frustrated that I can't have him standing while wearing his pack. A real working parachute would have been a really good idea, and a fairly easy to incorporate, plus has way more playable function than the awkward large shooter Hasbro put along with the ROC.

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