The name Scrap-Iron refers to several versions of the same character.
For a list of the other versions, see Scrap-Iron.

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Scrap-Iron is a Cobra character from the A Real American Hero series.
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For a man who loves to blow things up, Scrap-Iron's need for perfection borders on the obsessive-compulsive. What he seeks is the perfect weapon that would destroy enemy vehicles in the way that he wants it to. He is extremely methodical and precise. This obsession of his has been the cause for a number of heated arguments with his comrades but nothing may deter him from his objective. As a developer of anti-tank weapons, he has specialized in remote-launched, laser guided weapons technology. It is often rumored that he was a products designer for Destro's company before he moved to Cobra.


A Real American Hero comics continuity

Marvel Comics continuity

Scrap-Iron became a Cobra operative in the last days of Springfield. He often worked with Firefly, first patrolling the town when it was infiltrated by the Soft Master. Together with Buzzer they pursued the Soft Master as he fled the town. The Soft Master's car managed to cross a railway line just before a long train pulled through, but Scrap-Iron climbed a telegraph pole to see the Soft Master had stopped to help another car that had crashed. He fired a missile which killed the Soft Master then, on the order of Firefly, fired a second one which hit the car. Although he did not know it, Scrao-Iron had killed Candy Appel, the daughter of a key Cobra agent, and seriously injured Billy, the son of Cobra Commander.[1]

Scrap-Iron and Firefly were subsequently guarding the creation of a new super soldier in Springfield when the town was attacked by the G.I. Joe Team. The new super soldier was born and took the name Serpentor, and volunteered to lead the Cobra forces in holding the line whilst an evacuation was undertaken. Scrap-Iron and Firefly were tasked with accompanying Serpentor, with orders to kill him if necessary.[2]

Devil's Due Comics continuity
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Blackthorne Comics continuity

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Dreamwave Comics continuity

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Hasbro Comics continuity

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Animated continuity

Sunbow animated series

Scrap-Iron from the A Real American Hero animated continuity.


Generation 1
Scrap-Iron A Real American Hero (1984)

The first Scrap-Iron action figure from the A Real American Hero series was first released in 1984.

Appearance: black helmet and visor; blue shirt with open collar; blue pants; dark red vest, belt, holster, and boots; black gloves and kneepads; red Cobra insignia on right shoulder

Accessories: black RAR pistol (with angled handle); six-piece black missile launcher (2 supports, pivot, box top and bottom, and activation switch with cord); two red finned missiles. page/Filecard

Generation 2
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Cobra Strike Team (2004)
The Cobra Strike Team was a Toys "Я" Us exclusive toy pack. It included six Cobra action figures, one of them included a recolored version of Scrap-Iron.
2004 filecard
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Comic Pack (2005)
A special deco of Scrap-Iron was made exclusively for a Comic Pack that included Firefly, Serpentor and a copy of G.I. Joe #49.
2005 Comic Pack filecard
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Direct-to-Consumer (2005)
An all-new body sculpt was made exclusively for a Direct-to-Consumer Scrap-Iron action figure. He was available from Hasbro online.
2005 filecard
Generation 3
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Comic Pack (2008)
Vs Wild Bill. Removable mask with scarred face. Blind in one eye.
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Desert Squad (2008)

Comic Pack repaint.


  • Scrap-Iron's preliminary filecard explicitly stated that he began as a weapons designer at M.A.R.S. Industries who worked his way up to being a field representative and product demonstrator.

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