Custom GI Joe Moray Hydrofoil
When it comes to toys and packaging, sometimes what you see is not what you get. The 2005 GI Joe Moray Hydrofoil is a perfect example. The box art depicted a white and black colored repaint of the classic Cobra Hydrofoil. It looked something like a law enforcement vehicle to me, and the matching flames on the hull were just too cool looking to pass up. Of course, the toy inside was not the starkly colored vehicle on the box art. Instead, the deck was cast in a swirled plastic mix of greens. Disappointing to me. What was a fellow to do? Well, wait on the boat to go on clearance, and buy a second to paint up to match the box. I think the result is an improvement.
I’m still not sure what happened with the color change. I wonder if it was intended during the design phase to match the unproduced Night Force variant figures that surfaced around the same time. Those versions of the Toys R Us multi-pack were outfitted with white pants rather than the dark digitial camo of the final release. Who knows? I’m happy to have a sweet custom Joe patrol boat.