Super Cop (2001 Funskool)
This is Funskool’s Super Cop, and he’s, well, a cop. Is he super? He’s got Sgt. Slaughter’s head, and he was pretty super. That should count for something. I am fascinated by the Funskool toys for their sheer audacity. Hasbro’s never thought of using the Sgt. Slaughter head to make an action figure version of the stereotypical US highway patrolman. I can only guess that the designers had finished watching a Smokey & the Bandit marathon before planning out their next set of figures. Jokes aside, most of the parts choices work well in portraying a police officer. The wide brim and sunglasses of Sgt. Slaughter’s head mold are particularly effective. I don’t understand the use of Iceberg’s arms, as they give the figure furry gloves that don’t make much sense, unless he’s used as a Minnesota state trooper.
There was a time when the Funskool figures were easy to get, but these days Ebay seems to be the best shot at getting a good selection of them. I picked up my Super Cop years ago in a boxed set called Rescue Squad, which also included blue and white repaints of the VAMP, FANG, Silver Mirage and Devilfish vehicles.