Calvin “Jammer” Mondale (2010)
Part of the last few classic o-ring style figures, Jammer was an homage to the Z-Force repaint of the Stalker mold. Made up mostly of parts seen previously in a comic pack, including a smaller scaled head sculpt, Jammer also incorporates the Cobra Officer torso. This small change really helps to take the figure beyond the Stalker repaint of his 80s counterpart.
Being a convention exclusive, there’s more attention to detail in the paint applications, and he features a wonderfully intricate camo pattern. There’s also the iconic ‘Zed’ logo on his chest, along with a familiar red beret. He’s equipped with Stretcher’s comm gear, which is somewhat unexpected, but it works. I’m just glad to see a communications trooper without Dial-Tone’s or a Tele Viper’s backpack.
I enjoyed the file cards of the 2010 set, and the fact that time was taken to make up reasonable backstories as to why a few non-Brits were serving in Z-Force. Jammer was an American disillusioned with the corporate computer world and took off in search of adventure. Like Lifeline from the same set, it at least gets the characters together in an interesting way.
I’ll admit, I was impressed by the Red Shadows Con Set. While my collection isn’t oriented towards O-ring stuff at least in terms of what’s on display, I’ll have to give the Club credit for giving the O-ring style one hell of a last hurrah. The main set was great, and the souvenirs like Jammer were even more impressive than usual.
I think its a pity that exclusives like this guy are the only modern take on the Action Force guys. The fans deserve more than that. But i guess most of the general audiance is unaware of them. Atleast he is wearing some nice pants
This figure makes me miss the o-ring era very badly. The line is practically in limbo now that Retaliation has come and gone. Someone has suggested a switch to the 6” inch scale like Star Wars is doing with its Black Series. I wouldn’t mind bringing back the comic packs, either. The possibilities are still endless.
Long Live the O-Ring! Great figure!
Gotta give props to the Club– they’re doing it right with this figure! Great o-ringer!
Nice-looking figure. I have to hand it to the Club, they took ‘similar, but different’ quite literally!
I’m not familiar at all with this character, but it really is a nice looking figure.
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