Road Pig (2004)
The Dreadnoks always seemed to me like they had a Road Warrior vibe, although the first three members also hit some American biker gang notes as well. When Thrasher hit the scene, his look was 100% post-apocalyptic madman. After all, who else fashion-wise chooses to wear football pads on the outside of their clothing? Big thanks to crazy old Wez for inspiring ‘Noks as well as 80s Italian action film costume designers. Road Pig certainly fits the mold of characters kitted out with “found” weaponry and gear popularized in the Mad Max sequel.
Road Pig’s repaint for the 2004 convention set is one of my favorites of the group. It’s certainly an improvement over the unearthly skin tone of the Sonic Fighters version. He maintains most of his original look, and also gets a nice upgraded two-tone paint job on his cinderblock mace. All of his gear is present and accounted for, which is always a welcome sight, especially when a figure is so uniquely accessorized. The icing on the cake would I would have been the inclusion of the Sonic Fighters version’s excellent double barrelled flamethrower, but such is life.