Gung Ho (2001)
Is it just me, or is this Gung Ho really pale? He appears quite pallid, like he’s just seen a ghost. Though the series of figures released after the late 90s Toys R Us sets were an interesting mix including later molds, the paint schemes and even the plastic itself were of a strangely different quality than what was produced in the 80s and 90s. The end result wasn’t necessarily bad, just different.
I would liked to have seen an update based on his 1983 figure. A pair of larger arms could have done wonders for a figure that never measured up to its hulking size in various media portrayals. Instead, the Battle Corps mold was revisited. Once of my wish list items has been this figure repainted in the older colors–the classic blue and camo. However, there is something about the muted colour scheme here that really works well. Call it either a combination of jungle or desert gear, but this Gung Ho is just plain versatile.