Law & Order (2011)
The original Law & Order have always been one of my favorite figures from 1987. As a follow up to Mutt & Junkyard, they served a similar purpose, but I never saw them as replacing the original K-9 unit.
The 30th anniversary series was exciting for me. While I had enjoyed the detail and the new looks for the characters in the Pursuit of Cobra series, I didn’t have that sense of excitement about picking up the newest wave of figures. When I saw that classics like Lifeline, Sci-Fi, Airtight and Law & Order were coming, I couldn’t wait to get them. Once I had them in hand, they did not disappoint.
Accessories are for me what make the newer figures stand out. The added articulation is nice, especially when posing figures for photos, but for me it’s not the be-all, end-all improvement. Things like swappable heads, removable gear and detailed and useful accessories really pique my interest.
Law & Order are provided with everything an MP needs. Two rifles, two sidearms, nightstick and even a tiny pair of handcuffs make for a decent arsenal. The helmet, with a removable clear face shield, is an excellent detail. It’s the sort of thing that, coupled with the bevy of other accessories, allows for a few different play and display possibilities. And lest I forget, Order is pretty darn nice too, even if he’s still not articulated. He does excel in the cool gear department, just like his partner.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Renegades based design without a high collar. Was the show set in some alternate universe where this was the most common aspect of clothing? Even the dog’s got a funky collar on.