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"Archer Mercenary"

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Painted test shot 1

Painted test shot 2

Painted test shot close-up

Comparison shot

Info

Comments: A retool of the GI-Joe Monkeywrench's body and the Adventure Team Commander's head, with a new paint job. Remains unreleased, real name unknown.

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Review

By Carcharodontosaurus: This mercenary figure surfaced in late 2012, together with the 'One-Eyed Raider'. Like the other loose figures it is unclear if it was to be released on its own or with anything else. It's possible it might have come with a hatchling (like the other Jurassic Park lines). This figure has been dubbed 'Archer Mercenary', because of the unique weapon he wields- a bow. This has not been seen Jurassic Park series 2, Sgt. "T-Rex" Turner. This figure also features a detachable backpack, as seen in the close-up shot of its arm. Its interesting weapon and the more or less 'ranger-like' appearance, make it seem like a survivor character. This is very different from the other JP2011 figures, as they all are armed to the teeth. Another interesting feature is the beard. No other Jurassic Park figures have had a beard up till now. This is the first figure of JP2011 that does not bear any logos of JP and INGEN, only having a tattoo of what appears to be an Allosaurus skull. The GI-Joe collectors community classified this figure as one of the cancelled GI-Joe Dino Hunters Adventure Team figures, which was based on the JP2011 line. They consider it highly likely that this figure, in a very similar version, had been part of the cancelled JP2011 line. Its posability, thanks to the GI-Joe lines, is noteworthy as Hasbro made little JP figures that were highly posable (all previous onces were designed to sit on motorcycles). Unfortunately, like the rest of the line, this figure has been cancelled.

Points of interest

- So far, this is the only figure that has surfaced. It's unclear if it's complete.
- This figure belongs to the cancelled GI-Joe Dino Hunter Adventure Team which was made of the cancelled JP2011. The real JP2011 version has yet to be found.
- The figure is branded with the initials HFE, which means Hasbro Far East.
- The bow and the somewhat more 'casual' clothes are quite unlike the other JP2011 figures.
- Interesting fact, the tattoo of the figure is of an Allosaurus skull, and the JP2011 line would have included an Allosaurus.
- It's possible there is no JP2011 version of this figure. In that case it's definitely not part of any Jurassic Park line.