The Power of Packaging: Winter Rescue
Sometimes toy packages belie their contents. Being a Star Wars and 80s GI Joe kid, I didn’t get exposed to many action figure series that were in window boxes. As a result, opening a box and finding a toy that didn’t live up to its box art was a surprising experience. It was kind of like opening a Cracker Jacks box nowadays and finding a crap sticker or cardboard pencil topper. At least in the 60s and 70s, you could see instantly what you were getting.
Winter Rescue Action Outfit looks mighty impressive on the box side art. The outfit itself is less so. Basically a white hooded jumpsuit, it didn’t have the bulky look that the painting depicts. On the positive side, it does have a nice fur trimmed hood, and the small first aid pouch is pretty cool.