June 14, 2010 02:01 am
Though I only bought the set to get Dr. Venom, I certainly don't mind owning ... "Adventure Team Commander." He's a 3 3/4"-scale version of the main 1960s 12-inch G.I. Joe dude, which was reintroduced into the later Marvel comic book issues as Joe Colton. And then he stayed around for the Devil's Due stories as the grizzled G.I. Joe team leader. Oh, hey, and he was in that last Joe/Transformers crossover. So, yeah. Wouldn't turn him down. I like the idea of celebrating the early history of the line.
Like Dr. Venom, he's a mix of recycled parts with a new head. I think he's got... Ace's arms? Duke or Flint's torso with Snow Job's coat bottoms? And I think those're Shipwreck's legs again... The head looks like they took one of the 12-inch noggins and shrunk it. It's pretty faithful. I have an earlier Joe Colton figure up in storage and it didn't look half as faithful as this.
(He looks like Bob Vila.)
There are three accessories. He's got a long-ass rifle, a handgun, and a backpack. I had some trouble getting the backpack attached. The vest is very tight on the torso, and it was positioned so that the backpack peghole was half-obscured. Meanwhile, the backpack's peg was kinda soft. It took a while and some care, but I did eventually manage to get that peg into the hole without breaking anything.
Man, that reads dirtily.