Two-Fisted Toy Talk!

These Toys Aren't Going to Photograph Themselves…


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:




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