Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur (1993)
In the annals of GI Joe, there have been many and varied animals, both friend and foe. The Adventure Team era had its tigers, gorillas, octopus and others. The Real American Hero line presented animal companions for the Joes as well as the Cobras. What would the 80’s line be without stalwart animal compadres like Freedom, Junkyard, Polly, Order and the rest. Don’t forget Cobra’s collection of feathered and four-legged counterparts that included a vulture and Warthog.
When the Dino Hunters playset hit the shelves in 1993, I couldn’t resist picking it up. How could the fearsome box art not persuade one to purchase what looked to be an exciting set for the ages? One look at the back of the box should convince you otherwise. Behold the monstrosity that is the Dino Hunters T-Rex. Never before has plastic been shaped into as terrifying a shape as a surprised dinosaur.
I know I’ve covered this guy before as part of the playset review, but I figured that he deserved his own time alone in the spotlight. This is your day, T-Rex! Happy Turkey Day! I think if he could talk, he’d say, “For me?! You shouldn’t have!”