Tiger Force Sneak Peek (1991)
Here’s an oddity. I bought this Tiger Force Sneak Peek on eBay several years ago, when I was on an international figure kick. I managed to get all of the UK Tiger Force repaints, but only this one is incomplete.
The wonderfully colorful and exclusive Tiger Force paint scheme is what keeps my interest in this mold that was fairly boring in its American iteration . The Night Force repaint looked much cooler. I suppose it’s only natural that I should like this version, considering I have a fondness for the out of the ordinary.
Even if you don’t care for the various color schemes, his accessories and specialty are a nice departure from the usual infantry. Sneak Peek is one of those support role guys whose presence can really flesh out the team. Why has the original figure been one of the more uninteresting Joes to me? Maybe it’s been the head mold that’s turned me off. In a way, he looks a little Battle Force 2000-ish, especially with his Giant Turtleneck Collar from the Future.
A bigger question for this figure is: where the heck did it come from? Mine was in a baggie (which I opened–I don’t know why). The only gear included was a black Hit & Run type machine gun. The language on the baggie appears to be Greek. So was this some sort of international mail-in, or even a pack-in figure? Anyone know? Very odd.