The Power of Packaging: DEMON
Battle Force 2000 needed an enemy as futuristically odd as they were, and Destro’s Iron Grenadiers obliged. The Joe line in 1988 was fully into sci-fi territory, and the vehicle designs evidenced the shift. Despite this, the line was consistent in the quality of its packaging. The toys may have looked a bit crazier, but the presentation remained enticing.
The DEMON is one nutty looking vehicle, even by Destro’s standards. When it elevates on its tracks, the thing looks even stranger. The painting on the package only depicts this alternate mode in the background, and I wonder if that was purposeful. In the interest of fairness, I will say that the DEMON isn’t as unwieldy looking as the Dominator tank/helicopter. By the way, did Destro raid Miles Mayhem’s file cabinets to find that design?