During the time of the 25th anniversary series, I was hoping that between the annual member figure and convention sets, the Collectors Club was going to continue to carry the torch for the vintage o-ring styled figures. I had been a fan of their convention exclusive sets since the popular Crimson Strike Team set, and eagerly awaited each year’s con set to see which old molds they could bring back to life. The yearly membership figures were most exciting to me when based on o-ring molds.
Now that hope for the o-ring seems like a vanished dream, and although the club continues to release well made convention sets that fill many fans’ requests, I find myself not being all that interested in mostly seeing old characters and foreign releases refitted into a new construction style. At least the o-ring club figures went out with a bang before things switched over.
Undertow had a decent color scheme back in the day, but I like this one even more. The Grenadiers red and black really suits an underwater trooper. This mold was seen a couple other times in the 2000’s, but I prefer this paint job. The club also managed to fit in the original accessory complement, including the deadly fighting barracuda.