Outback (1993 Battle Corps)
What happens when a survivalist’s best pair of jeans fall into a vat of radioactive sludge? He joins the GI Joe Eco Warriors, of course. Then he dons his official OSHA Inspector yellow hard hat and takes to US military bases, scouring them for negligent and willful violations of proper HAZCOM and HAZWOPER protocols. Outback used to spend his time in extended grueling wilderness survival training, but now he spends hours training up on OSHA regulations. You can never be too careful when it comes to materials handling, especially the oozy-glowy kind. That’s how I justified Outback Oddpants in my Joeverse. I need professional help, if you hadn’t already guessed .
The story behind the variations goes that he and Snow Storm were intended for the Eco Warriors sub-team, but were later switched out to be in the main Battle Corps line. Both figures had their Eco Warriors deco changed later in the same series.