Tiger Fish (1989)
Is there anything that can’t be made cooler with a animal mouth motif painted on the front of it? Not that the Devilfish needed any help in the coolness department. For a small vehicle, it sure rose to the top of my list quickly in ’86 and saw tons of use both in the living room and pool. I suppose its exciting first appearance in Marvel issue #47 was a large part of the impression it made on me.
Repainted as the Tiger Fish, the mold gets a new lease on life. The tiger stripes break up the overall shape. The red bits add even more color and also call back somewhat to the original’s hull color. It may not have been intentional, but I like it nevertheless.
I think this design ranks up with the VAMP as a mold that could be done in twelve different colors and still be interesting. I imagine that Some extra tooled detail bits could have been worked in as well to create slightly different looks. How about a snap-on roll cage for the cockpit, or a missile launcher in place of the guns. Sounds like a cool idea for a customizer.