Cybor Trooper (1996 CORPS!)
Lanard’s CORPS! toy line has had a long long history of repaints. In my time of collecting the series, I’ve found that the original versions of the figures are increasingly harder to find than the myriad of repaints produced through the 90s. The Max Power series featured many of the original molds in a variety of odd camo patterns. Cybor Trooper doesn’t fare too well with his particular paint scheme.
The original figure was a detailed and interestingly designed figure, and was one that stood out as different from his compatriots, with a futuristic looking uniform. He was almost like a Lanard take-off on Battle Force 2000, although his release date was one year earlier than Joe’s future force. According to his dossier, Cybor Trooper developed advanced combat body armor and battlefield equipment.
The repainted solid white with dollops of camo buries all of the detail in the figure. Maybe it was meant to be an arctic camo. Unfortunately, it ends up looking like spotted pajamas. Going back to Battle Force 2000, this color scheme reminds me of Avalanche. Wow, now I’m really wondering if it’s just coincidence.