Here’s hoping we get a Dragonsky as an attendee exclusive at this year’s con. Hey, it could happen, after all, his first figure showed up that way in 2005. Which brings me to this figure, released just one year later. I find myself liking both figures for different reasons, the con version’s strengths being the helmet and incredible camo, and the comic pack version’s being its more faithful comic look.
This version also manages to salvage part of a mold I really can’t stand. I’ve never cared for the SAW Viper, and this figure utilizes half of it. I still have a bad taste in my mouth from its reuse in the making of the 2001 Zartan. The original SAW Viper also doesn’t stand up to the hulking evil look of the comic portrayal; in fact, the ’90 figure is downright puny.
I adore all of the comic pack Oktober Guard, and like his teammates, Dragonsky’s parts and paint choices come together perfectly. The padded uniform is well replicated, and who would have thought that Ice Cream Soldier and Sky Creeper parts could work so well together on the same figure?
Oh, and the head is very nice too. It would make an excellent choice for an unmasked Inhumanoids Auger custom. If I only had an extra…