Sometimes toys are great, when a concept and execution come together to produce a toy that lives on beyond its original purpose. In the 80s and 90s GI Joe lines, there have been more than a handful of them. As vehicles go, the GI Joe Skystriker stands out among its peers as a classic. Alongside the Star Wars X-Wing, it was a flying machine that saw many hours of playtime in my childhood. The plane’s pilot, Ace was naturally a well-used figure, albeit mostly in the cockpit. When Ace was repainted in the late 90s Toys R Us series, he got fairly simple paint job. He also unfortunately didn’t come with his classic ride. Piloting instead the Conquest X-30, he was outfitted in what I assume was meant to be a color to make him appear more modern. The effect is different from the original, yet ultimately dull. Maybe if it were a darker shade, some could have assigned him to the Night Force sub-team. As it stands, he’s simply old Ace in a dark grey flight suit. Oh, and he probably dyed his hair too.