Head: '92 Duke
Torso: '94 Ice Cream Soldier
Arms: '91 Cesspool & '92 Shockwave
Waist: '92 Barricade
Legs: '91 Major Bludd

Red Alert, Red Alert, Red Alert! Cobra has once again reared its ugly hood and a new breed of GI Joe specialist is all that stands between the evil terrorist organization and their renewed quest for world domination. A routine training mission is cut short, and squad leader Vanguard and his team of rawhide's are thrust into battle against Cobra's newest and most dangerous operatives

With all new vehicles, figures and accessories GI Joe: Next Generation Warfare puts you in control of the battle. Collect them all and decide the fate of the world!

One of the challenges with the NGW concept is taking all existing molds and trying to make entirely new characters of them, which can be a challenge when using relatively prolific character like Duke.
When fleshing out the first wave of NGW characters, I knew the team was going to need a strong field leader. This figure had already been pieced together, intended as an update to Duke for a different subset altogether.

Bio Below:

Vanguard: Battle Pod Pilot
File name: Jamison Badger
PMS: Infantry Squad Leader
SMS: Pilot
Birthplace: Kingman, AZ

As soon as he could walk and talk, Vanguard had been prepped to be a soldier. He's a third generation Airborne Infantry man, as well as a skilled pilot. He is extremely proficient in piloting the new Battle Pod assault craft. He may have been taught soldiering starting at an early age but he was born leader. In leading a new team of Joe's, Gen. Hawk didn't have to interview many candidates, he knew Vanguard was the man for the job.

"Vanguard will often be found dive bombing Cobra's in his meteoric Battle Pod, but he's much more comfortable leading troops from the front line. He is soldier through and through. He's honest, and loyal. You can rely on him to do the right thing no matter the cost. You could say, he's the complete opposite of fellow team member, Black Jack.

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