Tunnel Rat (1990)
The Sonic Fighters repaints are an interesting lot. Straddling the years of 1990 and 1991, they seem to be of two worlds. Based on older molds, the figures bring back memories of what came before. Equipped with enormous noise-making backpacks and a few strange color choices, they serve as a kind of herald of what was to come. Gimmicks, sub-teams and bold colors were about to explode on the scene. Tunnel Rat isn’t a garish figure, and within his accessory complement are some sensible black weapons including his original machine gun. His sound featured backpack is huge, but its theme of an ammo pack is interesting.
I suppose one could use this as a desert version of the character (though the shirt is questionable), and having another mold of him without face and arm camo streaks is nice. I think that color-wise the Sonic Fighters Tunnel Rat, Law and Dodger figures make a pretty cohesive looking unit when placed together. If the original o-ring Tunnel Rat is your thing, it’s worth checking out his 2000s releases, although I still question his choice of choco-chip desert camo slacks.