The Power of Packaging: 1983 Zap
Looking back at the first series of 80s Joes, I get a sense that these images more than any others would make a great collage. Has anyone done that yet? 1982’s Joes to me are an excellent continuation of the 60s and 70s package paintings, at least they give me the same feeling of action and adventure.
Zap is another bit of card art that doesn’t match his toy–at least his face. Although individual head sculpts were planned for the 1983 refitted Joes, the production figures’ heads were the same as the previous assortment. I’ve seen pics of Breaker, and some say Doc used the Short-Fuze design (not sure if that’s true) but I haven’t seen an alternate Zap.