Justin Case and Recon Rover (Lanard STAR Force)
Despite having one of the most insufferably cutesy code names, Justin Case is one of my favorites of the later o-ring Corps! molds. Like many of his line mates, he was repainted and repackaged for a variety of series. The STAR Force sub-line presented him in a very unique color scheme that was a far cry from his more subdued commando-esque origins.
Like contemporaries Full Proof and Lars Lazer, Justin Case’s uniform translates well into space oriented missions. The lack of a covered helmet is more than a little concerning for a guy hanging out in a vacuum. Maybe he’s equipped with some sort of force shield to protect him from the elements. Yeah, that’s what I’ll say.
Mr. Case was included with a moon roving ATV known as the Recon Rover. Based on Lanard’s approximation of GI Joe’s own Ferret, it looks pretty striking done up in white, yellow and grey. Why is it that all space or moon vehicles have to be colored white? The Rover has the Ferret beat in armaments, sporting two missiles, elevating cannons and a mounted machine gun. Surprising, considering the Corps! never really had an enemy to fight, alien or otherwise.