I’m really excited to share this figure with you today. It’s the kind of later Joe figure that makes me smile. The bright primary colors of some of the 90’s figures spark some kind of basic joy for me. Maybe it’s the superhero comic fan in me. Whatever the case, I’m fascinated with the Mega Marines figures. The combination of bold solid color with marbelized plastic makes for a set of figures that can’t be mistaken for any other Joes. With this particular figure, I get a strong pop art vibe.
As the monster fighting team’s flamethrower, Blast-Off manages to make an outmoded specialty appropriate. The team fights mutated monsters that happen to be susceptible to fire (what monster since Frankenstein isn’t?) so having a guy around to set things ablaze makes a lot of sense.
Like the other figures in the sub line, he’s equipped with moldable bio armor (play-doh) and a firing missile launcher. I’ve always been a bit disappointed with the helmet, as the package art depicts an open face, while the figure itself has a closed helmet. The single color of the helmet, while it matches the bold swaths of color of the rest of figure, still seems a bit lacking.
For those who prefer a more sensible color palette, most of this mold made an appearance as a convention exclusive “urban rain” camo version of Oktober Guardsman Dragonsky.