I’m sure I mentioned this at some point on this blog, but I didn’t come into collecting GI Joe until about 1986 or so when GI Joe was really in it’s stride and Hasbro was beginning to design figures with a bit more sci-fi (pun) elements to them and veering slightly from it’s early military influences. Aside from Sci-fi here, 1986 also saw the release of characters like the evil Dr. Mindbender and B.A.Ts into the line further demonstrating the lines versatility by having fantasy inspired characters alongside more traditional military figures like Low-light, Beachhead, and Hawk V2.
Some of Sci-Fi’s figure defining characteristics were his helmet, his laser rifle and his color. Sci-Fi is a brightly colored neon green laser trooper and even amongst a line full of fantastic characters, he still managed to stand out amongst his action figure peers because of his bright -you can’t miss him- color. He’s a cool and memorable action figure. The figure originally came with a backpack, laser rifle, and tubing to connect the two.
This particular figure come once again from Ebay for under 20$ and came in exceptional shape. Sharp paint, tight joints, and complete. Really happy to have picked this guy up and I can’t stress how much fun it is to go to Ebay, type “vintage gi joe 3 3/4” and start seeing so many awesome figures populate the screen. Each one brings a back a memory from the toon, the figures I originally had, or from the original Marvel GI Joe comics -reminds me why I’m doing this in the first place. See ya next week.
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