Here we are with my inaugural figure, Breaker. This particular piece was obtained via Ebay, which looks to be my main source of figures, loose and complete with his file card, helmet, backpack, and com link cable. Being my first figure I really didn’t know what to expect. The description on the auction promised “excellent paint and tight joints” but still you’re basically buying a figure sight unseen. When he arrived I was pleasantly surprised at the condition of the figure. A figure that’s 30 years old!
Here he is in all his vintage glory! This is the “straight arm” version of the figure, meaning there is no articulation at the bicep unlike his successor that came out a year later. I’m still unsure if I’ll want both version for completest sake but for now this one will do just fine. As you can see by the picture above – the paint on the figure is really superb. Even his beard, which was my main concern, is fully painted without any major chips. He did however sport some chips on his pants but I already have Tamiya paint standing by for a touch up, so it should be no big deal. His joints were extremely tight, stiff even! I was really careful not to apply too much pressure for fear of breakage but once I got his arms moving his joints became a little looser and pliable.
For being one of the “Green shirts” I love the detail on this figure. From the sculpted grenade and knife on his upper body webbing to the belt buckle and boots, Breaker seems simple at first but when you look at him as a whole, he’s a pretty good looking figure. You could almost see him popping his gum. His accessories are fit snug on his back, his head and the helmet. I’m really happy that Breaker is the first figure in my collection, he’s a simple military soldier that harkens back to his forefathers, the 1960’s Joes but is the size that would cement GI Joe as one of the greatest toy lines. I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini profile! Hopefully I’ll be able to profile a new figure to the collection about once a week. I’ve already got a couple of figures to start with but I wanted to give myself a bumper for future profiles.
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