Is it really any surprise to see such an oddity of a figure coming from the 2000s era of Funskool’s output? After all, the same period produced the absolutely fabulous Big Brawler and the quite literally equipped Windmill. Again, Funskool’s literalism department was in high gear, and decided that old Tripwire should make known to all just what his job entailed. Then again, maybe Mr. Skoog is really into indie rock, and that’s a band name plastered on his flak jacket.
The big mystery to me with this figure is the mine detector. Where did this thing come from? I remember Funskool mixing packages with figure and vehicle molds from other Hasbro and even Kenner toy lines, but I don’t recall accessory reuse offhand. The toy itself is odd, to say the least. There’s no apparent way for Tripwire to hold it in the same way he holds the original. It seems like a piece might be missing.