Funskool Wild Weasel
If there’s one thing you can’t accuse the later Funskool releases of, it’s drabness. The colors ran pretty wild and wooly near the end of their time with the GI Joe license. Of course, I’m not complaining, because I have a streak in me that prefers polychromatic playthings.
Wild Weasel is I think famous in collectors’ minds because of both his characterization (he seemed like a laconic Boba Fett type to me) as well as his almost monchromatic deep red color scheme. This one however is bright red, red, red. With yellow bits. And a slop of bright blue paint on his visor.
At first glance, you might think this figure shares the same mold as its Hasbro counterpart. But look closely; those forearms come from Cross Country. Funny enough, the Funskool Cross Country from the same period was given Wild Weasel’s arms. Oops! Mix-up in the factory.