The early 1990s saw the G.I. Joe brand embrace any number of unlikely, counter-intuitive color schemes and factions; all the characters abandoned olive drab clothing in favor of blinding neon wardrobes, and they all joined wacky sub-teams like Eco Force and the Drug Elimination Force and Ninja Force.
In stirring tribute, then, to the maligned ’90s era of G.I. Joe, I placed a Thrasher head and a Rise of Cobra Aqua-Viper vest and a day-glow green Matt Trakker pack on the already garish Mercer figure to produce a straightedge environmentalist ninja. With a helicopter backpack.
Behold the magic: