Straight Edge (Lanard CORPS! Construction)
No, it’s not the CORPS! attempt at creating an anti-drug mascot. Instead, we have another of the Construction series figures. This time, it’s a surveyor. The code name is appropriate, I think. I didn’t even realize these civilan offshoots of Lanard’s me-too 3 & 3/4 inch action figure line even had code names until I found some packaged samples at one of the annual Lanard sales.
I suppose the closest the small Joe line got to this type of character was tollbooth, a combat engineer. Straight Edge has his own branded CORPS! survey crew shirt, handy to have when you’re tossed into a pile of similarly constructed action figures. This also has to be the first action figure ever to come equipped with a theodolite and tripod. Impressive. He’s also got a jackhammer, although I don’t think he’s wearing the proper PPE to safely operate it. The hammer must be meant for another crew member, as this guy looks more like a foreman. He does need a little more protection for his noggin than a bump cap, however. Safety first, kids. You wouldn’t want your toys to get slapped with a willful OSHA citation.