Falcon (1991 Sonic Fighters)
Insufferable. That’s the one word that describes for me the GI Joe animated movie’s portrayal of Falcon. Here’s a guy who’s a lieutenant, right? He should have been an all-business type, yes? No. He was Don freaking Johnson, and he was a slacker/hotshot who later helped save the day. Ugh. Oh, and he was also Duke’s younger half-brother. Talk about having the deck stacked against you. Poor dope.
Thankfully, he was a completely different guy on the file card and in the comics; a capable soldier who wouldn’t compromise the Joes’ base while on a date with a ninja chick.
The Sonic Fighter sub-line was an interesting offshoot of the Joe line, primarily for its use of sound and light (and talking!) backpacks. But the newness didn’t stop there, as each figure was also a recolor of a previous release. Some were easier on the eyes than others (it was the 90’s after all). I think this version of Falcon is one of the figures in the group that fares well as a 90’s repaint. It’s certainly a change from the traditional uniform that the ’87 figure sported, and the proto-digital camo pattern makes for a nice urban operations version of the character.