Dreadnok Ripper (2008)

I’m not normally one to cover carded figures, mostly because I’ve always been an “opener” type collector. I want to get these toys out of their packages and play with—I mean display—them. When the 25th Anniversary series came along, I picked up doubles of most of the line. There was one repaint wave that didn’t strike my fancy as much, and I only bought singles. Ripper here was one of them.

When I look at the shirt, all I can think of is Fred Flintstone. Overall, the figure’s paint job is brighter than its predecessor from the same year. In 2008, the line incorporated characters and deco based on the comic and cartoon series. If you look at the top right corner of the card, you’ll notice a blurb about the Marvel comic. Makes sense. 

It’s too bad the Rise of Cobra film came along the next year and shifted the focus of the brand. These comic and toon figures were a neat extra. If it had continued, I would have gone for a Sunbow Steeler, Airborne or civvies Torpedo.

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