Agent Mouse (2013)
Finally, we get an action figure version of one of the unproduced Sgt. Savage characters. I’ve been waiting seventeen years for a Mouse figure to display alongside the Sarge, D-Day and the others. I’m just so jazzed about this…wait, what? This is a character named Mouse from GI Joe: Retaliation? Oops.
It’s good to see parts of last year’s very cool GI Joe Trooper showing up again. There are some great mix and match possibilities within this new movie line so far, and I find that exciting, particularly in light of the less movable fighting men that drive the latest vehicles. All of them are in need of a body swap, and figures like this one can readily be donors, at least for the Joes.
The weapon colors are quite odd, though Snake Eyes from the same pack also has some strangely decorated parts as well. Maybe it’s an appeal to the kid market. The weird hues sort of remind me of the unusual coloring of the 80s accessory packs. Remember the powder blue rifles? I may not be up on modern military, and correct me if I’m wrong, but is that a bike helmet he’s wearing?
There’s another action backpack, this time with a climbing action that can ratchet down and attach to a tabletop. The figure then slides up and down the line, or just hangs out in space. Again, the gimmick brings to mind the old Sky Commanders toys, especially the funky bright orange of the harness. The harness really only fits well if the figure’s body armor is removed, which kind of takes away from its look, but hey, it’s still fun to run him up and down the line on the kitchen table. It is for me, at least.
Mouse looks generic enough to be almost a background character, and I wonder how big of a role he has, since he didn’t warrant a single pack figure. Maybe he’s part of a big dance battle between the Joes and Cobra. Guess we’ll find out in a few weeks.