I initially had a bit of trouble deciding which of the 1997 figure multi-packs to pick up. Having seen preliminary photos in Tomarts and Previews, I was excited to have the chance to pick up new versions of classic molds. What ended up on shelves not only differed in terms of paint jobs, but molds as well. The arctic team pack was my eventual first choice. I needn’t have worried about missing out on any of the figures in the series, as they all hung about at Toys R Us for a while.
Iceberg is one of those figures you can easily tie to a year simply by looking at his paint job. The 1997 figures featured a quite subdued color palette, as well as a few instances of simple spray patterned camouflage. This is where Iceberg really becomes a quality repaint. Where the original was a basic white with detail colors throughout, this one is different enough to be useful. The greys add some interesting contrast, the belt and goggles colors are nice details, and the painted eyes bring out more personality in the head sculpt. Also, having his original rifle in an all-around useful color is a bonus.