Firefly (2011 Renegades)
Firefly’s 1984 figure is one of the most iconic designs in the Real American Hero line. The masked head, urban camo and unique accessories all give the character a coolness level in geek circles that rivals Star Wars’ Boba Fett. The familiar uniform has had a few redesigns over the years, of varying degrees of success.
Looks like someone took his code name literally when writing the Cobra saboteur into the Renegades series. His first appearance makes him out to be as much an arsonist as a saboteur. Regardless of his new background, the new figure retains much of Firefly’s original “feel” (including the old standby phone) while putting a new twist into the design.
The torso and legs underneath are a Resolute Cobra trooper, but aside from what can be seen of the legs, it doesn’t stand out as an obvious reuse. I don’t have a problem with the Renegades designs, but I am not feeling the mask design on this guy. And what’s with the high collars that almost everyone in the show seems to wear? Is it the latest fashion fad ten minutes in the future?