Man, why didn’t this head option for the Inferno mold exist back in 2010? It’s perfect for Pyro. Instead, we got Inferno’s head in blue because all of the slots for head retools were used up on other figures in the BotCon 2010 set. Back then, I figured I’d get home with my set and immediately tape over the mouth and then paint the tape silver or something. That mouth had to go, man. It just did. But I never got around to doing that. I’m pretty lazy.
So anyway, now Hot Spot is a thing that exists, and he has a head that’s pretty Pyro-y. It’s probably more Pyro-y than Hot Spot-y. And so I waited until our stores started getting piles of Hot Spots and grabbed an extra one to steal a head from. I got some Cobalt Blue and mixed in a bit of Napoleonic Violet, and apparently that matches Pyro’s blue pretty damn well.
I could have made his faceplate gold or yellow, to match the head this head’s replacing, but I have never ever ever painted yellow or gold without it looking like utter crap. And so I left him with a silver faceplate, which happily matches the original Pyro toy. Huzzah.