Ralph “Steeler” Pulaski (2008)
I could say that time has not been kind to some of the 25th anniversary figures, but plenty of these guys looked pretty darned goofy when they first hit the pegs. Funky arms and a pin head (and matching pin head helmet) sink this figure into the disappointment category. At least he was included with some sort of tank, albeit small.
Steeler was one of the most interesting of the original 1982 drivers. With a unique torso and visor, as well as some strange gold paint accents, he stood out among the team. He spent most of his time manning the MOBAT cupola within my Joe forces, although I often gave an accessory pack version of his visor to others. It was just too cool to waste!
There’s no such visor with this Steeler, and not even a pseudo-visor like the desert version wore. Since the part is such a visible part of the character’s identity, the absence of it is highly disappointing. On a positive note, he’s sporting the shoulder holster web gear. If only they had thought to throw some gold accents in somewhere.