Zombies. These days you can’t look left or right without hearing about ’em in some form of media. Have they become passe yet? I think when Ace Hardware has zombie survival tips on its website, the cool factor is pretty much gone.
This is the Toxo-Zombie from 1992’s Eco Force sub-line, a time before the current fast-moving super strong zombie phase. These guys appear to be the old rotting corpse variety, albeit in fashionable neon 90’s colors. Like other figures in the series, there is color change paint in the figure to represent toxic sludge when the figure gets wet.
Most of the mold is a based on the Toxo-Viper of the previous year, with modified parts to portray the rotting aspects of the character. This is where the mold really shines, as there is quite a bit of damaged and broken detail all over the figure. The head is particularly impressive with its cracked faceplate. There’s no rifle this time out, and the only accessory was the usual Eco-Warriors water squirting cannon. Guess zombies don’t have much use for guns.
So if the Toxo-Zombie is essentially a Toxo-Ziper who’s been subjected to all kinds of chemicals, how does the purple and dark green outfit become hot pink and neon green? Must be a side effect of exposure to horrid chemicals and such. Maybe they don’t know how to do their laundry–“Wash only with like colors”–Bah!
This is another 90’s mold that could have benefited from a repaint into less garish colors. Seeing it makes me anxious for the new Cobra zombie figure we’ll (hopefully) get next year. By the way, why does today’s background look different? Tune in tomorrow…