Torch (RAH)

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The name Torch refers to several versions of the same character.
For a list of the other versions, see Torch.
Torch is a Dreadnok character from the A Real American Hero and G.I. Joe vs. Cobra series.
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If Buzzer is the smart aleck of the Dreadnoks, then Torch is the witless stooge of the team. Not quite smart (he's illiterate!) and never really aspiring to be anything higher, Torch only does what he is told. To that effect, he is valuable not for his brains but for his penchant for sudden and unexpected violence. Perhaps, his only bright spot is his skill with the acetylene torch which he has modified into an actual functioning flamethrower weapon.

Torch was a juvenile delinquent who joined the merchant marines and became a sure hand with a cutting torch. With that knowledge, he began running chop shops, gutting and remodeling stolen cars, sometimes getting too carried away with his work and transforming a hot car into a smoldering scrap pile. A former member of the Melbourne Maulers, he joined the Dreadnoks after the latter gang absorbed the former. A stupid, unrepentant thug, he is tolerated by the others for his skill in motorcycle repair.



A Real American Hero continuity

Marvel Comics continuity
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Devil's Due Comics continuity
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G.I. Joe vs. Transformers

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Action Force (British) Comics continuity

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Blackthorne Comics continuity

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Dreamwave Comics continuity

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Animated continuity - Sunbow

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Generation 1
Torch 1984 A Real American Hero (1985)

Torch was one of three original Dreadnoks sold in carded form included in the 1985 lineup of the A Real American Hero toyline.

Appearance: brown hair, sideburns, and mustache; red headband; black sunglasses, spiked collar, and open vest with two vertical chains on sides; skull necklace; dark grey right armband and gloves; light blue jeans with dark grey holsters and boots; silver chain belt and boots.

Accessories: silver fuel-tank backpack with hole for cord; silver cutting torch and cord. page/Filecard

Valor vs. Venom (2005) page/Filecard
Comic Pack (2008)
Torch is packaged together with Ripper and a reprint of G.I. Joe #30. page/Filecard
A Real American Hero (2009)
A repainted, solo-carded release of the 2008 Comic Pack version. page/Filecard


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