Say what you will about Funskool’s GI Joe output in the 2000s, but there was no shortage of toy features built into the line. Sometimes there were even a few clever add-ins that had no domestic corollary. Case in point–Law. I can’t think of a figure that I’d be more surprised to see provided with a gaggle of kid friendly accessories.
Said accessories are a group of small cards, each labeled Top Secret, along with a special red cellophane GI Joe decoder card. The whole package reminds me of the cereal premiums of old, and even harks back to the days of secret decoder rings and the like that were popular with my father’s generation. It’s a strangely cool throwback that’s unlike anything I can remember during Joe’s 80s heyday.
In terms of paint scheme, Law is most similar to the 2000 Real American Hero Collection release. Of course, this wouldn’t be a Funskool toy without a bit of weirdness thrown in, so Law gets a nicely sized cookie duster. I never would have pictured him to rock a Selleck-stache, but he pulls it off. Okay, so it’s painted on a la Groucho Marx, but I can give him a pass on that account. Maybe it’s part of a disguise or something. I wonder if Kirk Bozigian ever sported a moustache?