Duke Micro Figure (1988)
The 1988 assortments included the unique pack-in premium micro figures, tiny representations of Joes and Cobras in a style and scale similar to the little green army men of old. A brilliant idea, and one that Hasbro might consider revisiting considering the current blind-bag fascination with kiddos these days. Wow, I sound like an old man.
Two things strike me about this figure. First off, he’s wearing his original helmet. I’m really surprised considering Duke is usually depicted running about without headgear, even in the midst of a firefight. A helmeted Duke is a rarity in any presentation of the character. Didn’t you read his green sheet? Man of action!
Second, he’s sporting the Snow Job/Sunbow laser rifle. The XMLR-3A just didn’t get enough toy time compared to its cartoon counterpart.