Flame (1986 American Defense)
First, an apology is in order. This figure wasn’t properly cleaned before its time before the camera. I like to think the buried in sand look adds character. I’ll admit that I’m a lazy blogger sometimes. Okay, most of the time.
Back in 1986, I picked up quite a few of the American Defense two-packs. I genuinely enjoyed them, as many were uniquely different from my official Joes.
Flame used much of the same mold that made up the line’s pilot figures. I think the outfit does a nice job as a bulkier fireproof uniform. According to the package, he’s a laser trooper and a flamethrower. Wow, talk about the best of both worlds–he’s like Flash and Blowtorch combined!
One of these days I’m going to throw down the cash to pick up my favorite childhood American Defense figure,an especially goofy looking character with a box shaoed helmet and rubbery tunic.