The early 2000s o-ring repaints were a surprise among the new t-crotch figures. I didn’t expect to see Vipers (both regular and Alley) among the newly created figures. Among the Joes was a late ARAH figure that would make its way to many army builders’ extras bins–the good old Mirage mold.
Originating in the oft-maligned Mega Marines sub-team, he was one of the clashing-est (and that’s saying something) members in terms of outfit. When he reappeared alongside other o-rings as part of the 2000s relaunch, he sported a bit of a more subdued uniform.
I find the fellow on the left to be my favorite of the bunch. He was only available with the weird Hoverstrike RC vehicle, and can be a bit of a pain to track down on his own. I managed to snag one from a China ebay seller a few years ago, and I imagine it was new old stock, as the figure was in pristine shape. The other two figures could be found as part of two-packs along with repainted Cobra Vipers. All are interesting variations on one of the more detailed sculpts of the 90s.