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(aka Monkey Wrench)

File Name: Bill Winkie of Rhyl, North Wales, UK.
Notes: Rhyl is on the British coast, about 20 miles west of Liverpool. Given the early penchant for associating Dreadnoks with nursery rhymes, it's likely Monkeywrench was named for Wee Willie Winkie.

chronological: Low-Light<< Monkeywrench >>Dr. Mindbender
alphabetical: Sergeant Misha Zubenkov<< Monkeywrench >>Monstro-Viper


Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Neil Ross18564 seconds33265

Notes: Sunbow's Monkeywrench wore his 1986 outfit, with a brown vest instead of red, a prominent pendant (whose shape varied), and thick, wavy hair. His gloves and the grenades on his chest were usually dark grey.


Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)3 seconds(silent)riding on Thunder Machine, punched by Slaughter
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 163 seconds5 linesusing explosives to win Dreadnok audition
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 299 seconds6 linesat Dreadnok audition; attacking Flint's team at Montezuma's tomb
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 418 seconds1 lineflying Swampfire against Tomahawk
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 520 seconds2 linesattacked by Joe rescue team; driving motorcycle in DC
Let's Play Soldier62 seconds4 linesenforcing Thailand drug sales; deserting on a Ferret
Computer Complications37 seconds(silent)at Dreadnok camp; driving Ferret to assault diner and Joe HQ
The Rotten Egg20 seconds1 linedriving motorcycle to Parris Island; attacking at ceremony
Glamour Girls57 seconds3 lineshelping set up photo shoots; hypnotizing Zarana; flying Swampfire to Vail's island
The Spy Who Rooked Me25 seconds2 lineson motorcycle attacking Joes; planting explosives; searching Burke's car
My Brother's Keeper61 seconds2 linesposing as fan at convention, flying helicopter against Joes
Nightmare Assault13 seconds3 linesplanting bomb on oil rig
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep15 seconds2 linespursuing Cross-Country in Coil hideout
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 111 seconds(silent)in Thunder Machine during retreat to grove
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 232 seconds(silent)commissioned by Pythona; freeing Serpentor; escaping in Ferret
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 310 seconds(silent)in Cobra-La airship; witnessing Cobra Commander's trial and punishment
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 41 second(silent)in Thunder Machine during lab battle (11:57)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 517 seconds2 linesguarding tunnel entrance

Classic Marvel Comic Appearances

By my count, Monkeyrwench was discernible in 103 panels in 14 issues from Sept. 1986 to Feb. 1994: #51, 60, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 76, 77, 79, 81, 89, 90, and 145. He was not featured in the Order of Battle.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1986 2. 2006 (DTC)  
Version 1: spring 1986 regular carded figure assortment
  • head: Monkeywrench (86)
  • arms: Monkeywrench (86)
  • torso: Monkeywrench (86)
  • waist: Monkeywrench (86)
  • legs: Monkeywrench (86)
Accessories: grey trident harpoon gun with attached grenade launcher (new).
Monkeywrench was born in Rhyl, North Wales, where he built explosive devices indiscriminately for a group of obscure terrorists. Having made himself a pariah in his hometown by the age of sixteen, drifted to London's East End to take part in a "new wave" movement, where he developed rudeness and crude anti-social behavior to levels unheard of in the western hemisphere. Eventually, his wanderings brought him to Australia where he joined up with the Dreadnoks.
"Monkeywrench was born on Guy Fawkes Day, which in Britain commemorates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the houses of parliament. The villain, Guy Fawkes, is hanged in effigy amidst the continuous detonation of fireworks. Could this explain Monkeywrench's preoccupation with explosives and loud noises? His record collection is limited to "The 1812 Overture," "The Anvil Chorus," and "Wipeout."
Toy Notes: Item #6460. The prototype shown in the 1986 insert catalog has numerous paint difference, most notably short sleeves.
Version 2: January 2006 Direct-to-Consumer Wave 3 carded figure assortment
Monkey Wrench
  • head: Monkey Wrench (06)
  • arms: Burn Out (03), Monkey Wrench (06)
  • torso: Burn Out (03), Monkey Wrench (06)
  • waist: Burn Out (03), Monkey Wrench (06)
  • legs: Burn Out (03), Monkey Wrench (06)
Accessories: two black shotguns (03 Destro's), black knife with silve blade (05 Shadow Strike's), brown sleeveless trench coat with red Dreadnok emblem (new).
MONKEY WRENCH joined a group of local thugs and anarchists for whom he built explosive devices. He enjoyed the challenge of crafting finely tuned mechanisms and liked to be there when they were detonated, to admire the results of all his hard work. By age sixteen, he was a pariah in his hometown and bored with the limited opportunities for his particular skill. He headed to London's East End, where he developed rudeness and crude anti-social behavior to levels unheard of in the western hemisphere. He moved around, always finding groups in need of someone who can make things go bang. Eventually, his wanderings brought him to Australia and the DREADNOK criminal gang, who were delighted with his explosives expertise and thoroughly at home with his bad attitude.
"I like to add a bit of fireworks to my explosives, you know, sparklers and Roman candles and stuff. Gives it a personal touch and adds a bit of color for onlookers."
Toy Notes: Item #13019.