The name Buzzer refers to several versions of the same character.
For a list of the other versions, see Buzzer.
Buzzer is a Dreadnok character from the A Real American Hero series.
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Buzzer was a Sociology Don from Cambridge who put up with all the pretenses and snobbishness of his colleagues. His extreme left wing opinions were strongly discouraged and he often is forced to keep them to himself. Despite this situation, he managed to keep his position in the college. His research on the biker gangs of Australia would be the fateful trip that would forever change this man, finding that stripping away his inhibitions made up for his intellectual displeasure. His exposure there would unleash the chaotic beast that has long been submerged in his heart. He found modern society to be morally two-faced, but instead of drafting essays or dissertations to point out that fact, Buzzer turned to hacking through expensive technology with a high-powered, diamond toothed chain-saw. Years of indignation manifested into a desire to literally tear anything in sight. As a Dreadnok, he has become superbly skilled with a chainsaw and his fellow mates learned to keep their rides far away from him early on.

As the only Dreadnok who has had some true education, Buzzer may be said to be the most intelligent of the bunch. But his arrogance and love for anarchy more often than not get the better of him.



A Real American Hero Continuity[]

Marvel Comics Continuity[]
Devil's Due Comics Continuity[]

G.I. Joe vs. Transformers[]

Action Force (British) Comics Continuity[]

Buzzer and his fellow Dreadnoks were based at Destro's castle when Snake Eyes intruded. Buzzer and Ripper pursued him down the mountain as he escaped, but he overcame them, stealing one motorcycle and destroying the other.[1] Later Buzzer and Ripper attacked an Action Force test range and stole a new core support gun. Bazooka pursued them to a local shopping precinct where they were overcome by the Action Force member with the aid of Alfred Taylor, a retired old soldier.[2]

Later Buzzer, Ripper and Monkeywrench kidnapped Amy Trent, daughter of Action Force's Ministry of Defence liaison and commander Raymond Trent. They held her hostage and forced Trent to send Action Force out of the country, then deliver Ministry of Defence confidential documents. However Trent donned his uniform and attempted a rescue mission. Despite Buzzer's orders, Monkeywrench killed him. Hawk, Flint and Snake Eyes pursued the Dreadnoks and rescued Amy, though the Dreadnoks escaped.[3] Buzzer and Monkeywrench were subsequently taken to the Australian outback by the Baroness to investigate the progress of operation "Tinman" to launch an orbital weapons platform to rival any nation, after reports were heard of an intruder in the base. They were defeated by an Action Force team and left in the desert with Outback.[4] Buzzer subsequently returned to the Australian desert, this time accompanied by Zanzibar, Road Pig, Monkeywrench and Thrasher. For many months they were pursued by Outback, who finally captured them at a remote bar, with the help of Psyche-Out.[5]

Blackthorne Comics Continuity[]

Dreamwave Comics Continuity[]

Hasbro Comics Continuity[]

Animated Continuity[]

Sunbow Animated Series[]

Voiced by: Neil Ross
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Buzzer from the A Real American Hero animated continuity.

Buzzer, along with Torch and Ripper, began working with Cobra sometime prior to the capture of Cobra Commander after M.A.S.S. device incident. Cobra Commander is freed from Blackwater Prison thanks to the efforts of Zartan, the Dreadnoks, and the Baroness. Upon being freed and making his way to the Cobra Temple, the commander tells Destro that he keeps the Dreadnoks on hand for such emergencies. The timing of the events suggest that the Dreadnoks had been affiliated with Cobra for some time before freeing the commander from Blackwater.

The Dreadnoks served as a specialized attack force for Cobra, as well as being involved with various illegal and covert operations. Buzzer, along with Ripper and Torch, sometimes took part in training Cobra recruits.

In one instance, a Cobra officer presented Buzzer with a written message from Zartan. Buzzer told the officer that he could not read, and stated that Zartan was aware of this.

Buzzer, along with the rest of the Dreadnoks, took part in the worldwide search for D.N.A. samples, led by Dr. Mindbender.

When Serpentor was captured by G.I. Joe after Cobra's failed attempt at stealing the Broadcast Energy Transmitter, Buzzer was part of the team which infiltrated G.I. Joe headquarters to free him. He is later seen amongst the crowd observing Golobulus' address to the various members of Cobra, detailing the history of Cobra-La.


Generation 1
Buzzer 1984 A Real American Hero (1985)

Buzzer was sold as part of the series of carded figures for the 1985 edition of A Real American Hero.

Appearance: yellow hair with ponytail; silver sunglasses; beige sleeveless open-collared shirt with green strap; light blue jeans with black belt and six thigh pads; black left wristband; snake tattoo on shoulder; brown boots

Accessories: silver backpack with detachable fuel tank; silver chainsaw rifle; silver axe with U-shaped blade. page/Filecard

Generation 2
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Convention exclusive (2004)
Buzzer is included in one of the largest exclusive sets sold in a convention. He is recolored and renamed as Dreadnok Buzzer for the Dreadnok Rampage set.
2004 filecard
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Comic Pack (2005)
A retooled figure of Buzzer was part of a Comic Pack that included Ripper and Thrasher action figures as well as a reprint of the comic G.I. Joe #75.
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Generation 3
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A Real American Hero 25th Anniversary (2007)
The original Buzzer design gets a revamp utilizing the improved action figure architecture for the 25th anniversary design.
2007 filecard


  • Early versions of Buzzer's 1984 filecard refer to "repressed psychotic anger" instead of "extreme indignation." Late versions finish the first sentence, "went to Australia for a short respite only to find himself - one year later - transformed into a vexated wanderer."
  • In the "Cobra's Candidate" episode of the 1980s ARAH animated series, Buzzer says that he is illiterate.

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