While the last bit of snow remains on the ground, I’m still in a bit of a winter mood. Not arctic, but winter. Funny how these two terms seem to be so interchangeable in GI Joe. The last time I checked winter is a season, and the arctic a location. The arctic is cold, with ice and snow being its most distinct characteristics. Winter is different around the world, and in some places is neither cold nor snowy.
Sub-Zero is a winter operations specialist. Does that mean he’s only on duty three months out of the year? I’m probably spending way too much time thinking about this, so what about the figure?
He’s another well equipped 1990 figure, with a load of great and well detailed accessories. The fact that they changed up the type of gear for this figure is a big positive. There had already been guys with skis, snowshoes and even crampons, so Sub-Zero got a different kind of winter footwear.The gear is all around excellent, much like the rest of the class of 1990. The mortar can even store on the backpack. Very cool (pun intended).
I’ve always liked ice blue on these cold weather figures, and Sub-Zero rocks it in fine fashion. His pristine white and cool blue look right at home in some real snow. As much of a pain as it was to dig out of two feet of the white stuff this year, I’m going to miss getting my “winter” Joes out in the frosty elements. Yo snow!