Schrage (2005 Comic Pack)
I hear tell that the Oktober Guard is making the news lately in the GI Joe world. While I appreciate all that the modern style has done for bringing realistically styled and proportionate figures to collectors, at heart I’m an old curmudgeon who really loves the old O-ring construction.
So Schrage came to us back in the halcyon days of the comic packs, when Hasbro managed to offer up a bevy of fan requested comic based figures. I can remember wanting toy versions of the Oktober Guard back in the day, and the 2000’s comic packs fulfilled my wishes. For the most part, the figures were tasteful and effective reuses of old molds, along with new heads. Some figures, like Horrorshow, had more extensive newly made parts.
Schrage uses most of the Big Ben mold, a figure that also lent itself to other comic pack figures, including Rock ‘N Roll. The mold effectively portrays the original comic appearances of the character, from the cap to the crossed bandoliers. All in all, it’s a solid translation of the character from the comic page. Spasiba, Hasbro.