Low Light (2008)
Low Light was a part of the 2008 convention exclusive attendee figures, and came in a three pack that also included Shockblast (AKA Shockwave) and Long Arm. Like the other figures in the set, he’s outfitted in a color scheme much different from his original classic version.
The story line of that year’s con set involved the Cobra Headhunters, which has become a worldwide criminal organization with Gristle commanding the group in smuggling operations. Low Light is one of the team of Joes called in to combat the threat. I suppose his specialty fits in somewhat, although not as well as his more law enforcement oriented teammates like Bullhorn, Shockwave–sorry–Shockblast and Long Arm. But if you’re attacking the bad guys under cover of night, I can’t think of anyone much better to have on your team than Low Light.
I’m amazed that the entire Low Light mold was available for use in 2008, since so many other RAH mold releases in the 2000’s were Frankensteined to some extent. Maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise since the mold was seen for a split second during the Spy Troops line, when it was part of a cancelled set of WalMart exclusives.
Unfortunately, this version of Low Light has none of his original accessories. The collectors club tried to make do with approximations of the sniper and sub-machine rifles he was equipped with in 1986, and while they make decent stand-ins, the figure doesn’t have the same feel without his signature weapons.
I really like what they’ve done with a two-toned color scheme, and the way it’s been integrated with the figure’s sculpting, following the raised areas of his upper arms. The silver details bring out just a little bit of highlighting to keep the figure from looking too plain. Oh, and he’s a blonde again this time.