Road Pig (1991)
Wow, looks like someone spent a little to much time in the Dreadnoks’ tanning bed. I haven’t seen such an inhuman pallor since the talking General Hawk or Jersey Shore. Now that I think of it, Hawk was from the same sub-line as Road Pig here. What was going on in the Hasbro factory? Was the color mixer asleep at the wheel, or was this the real look they were going for? Either way, it makes for a weird combo with the neon orange accessories.
Regardless of the colors, I still love the accessories. The shoulder pads are very Road Warrior (the movie, not the wrestlers). The new double-barreled machine gun is a perfect weapon for a brute like Road Pig. I do regret the fact that we didn’t get the cinder-block-on-a-stick in neon orange.
The face sculpt has a lot of character, although it looks so babyfaced that he never struck me as menacing as his file card makes him out to be. To me, he looks like a cross between Gary Coleman and Lou Ferrigno with George Hamilton’s tan. I think that Dr. Mindbender was so excited with the success of creating Serpentor that he got really drunk one night and combined the DNA from 70’s icons to try to create the ultimate Dreadnok.