Frostbite (1988 Tiger Force)
The Tiger Force sub-team not only featured repainted figures but also had its share of redecorated vehicles. Most of the vehicles didn’t include a driver, and those that did had their original replaced with a different figure. The repaint of the Snow Cat is an exception, as it came with Frostbite, its original driver.
Some of the Tiger Force paint schemes are nicely done, and some leave a lot to be desired. Making this figure part of the Tiger Force concept is a bit of a stretch, since it’s meant as primarily jungle camouflage. Concept notwithstanding, Frostbite gets off well from a color standpoint, at least from the waist up. Brown and tan look really good on this mold. As for the rest of his outfit, all I can say is “Nice pants, Frosty.” They bring to mind a recombinant DNA accident involving a banana and a tiger.
The best part about this figure is the inclusion of his original weapon, the scoped M-16. That rifle was one of my favorite weapons as a kid. I usually gave it to my original Stalker, especially after reading the Snake Eyes flashback story in the comic.