Well Hasbro, it took ya long enough. And it took me long enough to get to this figure, a couple years after its release. Sorry about that. Kwinn was a figure high on my want list as a kid, ever since I picked up a coloring book that was based on Marvel issue #2. I’ve spoken about it before, but for some reason that story fascinated me. Some of its allure was based on the Joe team’s arctic gear. Over the years, we’ve gotten some of them in these environment specific outfits, even an o-ring Kwinn in his parka. That figure was a nice bone thrown at comic fans, but we all wanted the character in his memorable jungle gear. After fits and starts, he showed up near the tail end of the Retaliation line.
If I could change one thing about the figure, it would be the head sculpt. Kwinn had a very distinctive visage in the comic, and it’s not quite portrayed on the figure. Overall, Kwinn’s build is more slight than his comic depiction. Granted, this figure is by no means small, but the coming Kwinn was a hulking presence. I suppose that the figure’s build accounts for the head sculpt as well, since he’d look a little funny with this body and large head.
Kwinn is kitted out for some serious ranged and melee combat as well as outdoorsman activities. The only thing missing for this survivalist is PoC Snow Job’s mess kit. Maybe it’s stashed in his enormous backpack. Kidding aside, the accessories add a lot of value to the figure, and really bring out the character’s personality and background. You gotta love the fact that Hasbro has now produced three different weasel skull necklaces. Amazing.