Tiger Force Tripwire (1988)
I really couldn’t think of much to say about this figure, other than the fact that I love the colors; they’re just so much fun. Tripwire was an early fave of mine (yeah, I was a weird kid) and this repaint is so amped up with color compared to the original, I have to love it.
Then I remembered what happened a few days ago as I was going through my usual process of preparing an article. My son Will, who is three and a half years old, sometimes accompanies me to the Joe A Day HQ’s secured bunker when I shoot photos of the next round of subjects. He often plays with the GI Joe or Star Wars items that I’ve left out specifically for him. Often I’ll pause in my searching for the next figure to shoot in order to help him put a gun or sword in somone’s hand, to help him get someone into a vehicle, or just join him in a quick ninja vs. Jedi battle. We both have a pretty great time sharing an interest in toys.
Anyway, when I returned to the camera and light box, with Tiger Force Tripwire waiting inside, I heard a tiny voice over my shoulder exclaim “He’s really like a tiger, Daddy!” You know what? He’s right, and he distilled my thoughts so succinctly, there’s not much need for me to say anything other than that. So thanks, Will. I think you’ve provided all the commentary I needed today.