Originally the driver of the Arctic Blast, Windchill was thrown in with another cold weather vehicle, the Blockbuster, late in the Real American Hero era. The most impressively large of the GI Joe snow vehicles, it boasted an incredible salvo-firing missile launcher, and was quite a good vehicle considering its later release date.
Windchill hasn’t been changed much since the first version, other than a paint scheme. He also lacks his original skis. He’s also one of the 1994 figures who escaped the neon paint bucket. His new camo is sensible, though not as suitable to snow as his previous version. Maybe this is the uniform he wears when springtime is near.
Windchill also was not given the usual painted eye detail. His eye detail is done in the same shade of yellow as his hair. I always find this odd and off-putting, especially since the stylized eye paint was always a hallmark of the small GI Joe figures. When the paint isn’t there as normal, things just don’t look quite right. He’s also short on detail with the goggles attached to his hat. They have a very unique look that would stand out with just a simple paint app.
This mold seems to have more of a dress uniform vibe, since it has a double breasted jacket, gloves, riding pants and high boots. Windchill looks like either a higher ranking officer or a dandy who’s just a little too concerned with throwback fashions. Speaking of throwbacks, he’s also sporting one of the most impressive GI Joe moustaches.