The Power of Packaging: 1985 Quick Kick
Quick Kick gets some grief for his look, particularly when folks take his specialty out of context, or more often, when discussing his first appearance in the Sunbow cartoon. What good is a shoeless and shirtless martial artist in a military setting, they might ask. It’s also easy to point out the oddness of his being so attired in the snow during his ‘toon intro. To answer, I’d like to mention he’s an action figure, so relax; and in the cartoon, he was left in the lurch while shooting a Frozen Fudgees commercial.
Even if I hadn’t seen the cartoon, I would have picked this figure off shelves just because of his cart art. Look at the action! It’s like GI Joe meets a Shaw Bros. film. Having been exposed to Saturday afternoon kung fu flicks, I was primed for Quick Kick to take on Storm Shadow in my backyard battles.