Quick Kick (2010)
I’ll admit that for the most part, my Pursuit of Cobra purchases went into baggies soon after being opened. That’s not to say I didn’t like the figures; bagging is just a process I’ve been doing ever since the 2000’s when I was collecting both new Star Wars and Joes. I would buy a new wave, and put most of the figures in bags. It’s mostly about storage. As much as I would like to display every figure, I just don’t have the space. So the choicest figure (or two) in a wave would end up taking a place of honor on my desk, hanging out next to my monitor until another cool figure came along to supplant it.
This Toys R Us exclusive version of Quick Kick was a desk figure for a long while. In the midst of the PoC line’s realism, he stood out with the kind of fun details I enjoy. Most importantly, the look. Quick Kick came outfitted as Game of Death Bruce Lee by way of the Cobra Kai dojo. The fight suit theme was a brilliant choice, and finally gives the man an outfit that doesn’t seen patently ridiculous among his teammates. The Kung Fu Grip logo on the vest is the crowning touch. Seeing this little callback to the 70’s made me giggle like a schoolgirl.
The glove accessories are a nice inclusion, and I’m also glad he got a little firepower this time around. Oh yeah, and shoes.