I know the comic pack figures’ heads tended toward the small side, but poor Ralph Pulaski looks like he’s been on the wrong end of a bad experience with a head shrinker. That’s got to be the teeniest GI Joe head ever. It almost looks like something went wrong with the mold, and the head ended up squeezed.
All is not lost however, as the helmet covers a multitude of sins. The helmet is the one element I find interesting about the figure. The design truly goes for the Marvel comic’s look, rather than the old action figure. As such, Steeler’s helmet bears a bit of a resemblance to the X-Man Cyclops’ visor in its 1960s appearance. It’s odd, yet effective at least in covering up that horrible head.
The rest of the figure isn’t much to note, especially the ill-advised use of Snow Job’s forearms. I suppose it might have been an attempt to recreate the original figure’s rolled cuffs, but the effect is downright ugly, especially considering the rolled short sleeve molds. This Steeler is one odd duck, indeed.