Super Cop Rescue Squad Helicopter
I’ve covered the legendary Funskool Super Cop figure in the past. Legendary, you say? Well, I believe he is. In fact, I think he dwells in that ratified atmosphere of greatness previously inhabited only by the likes of Big Brawler and Chinese Major Bludd. A highway patrolman who accessorizes with fur gauntlets is a bad man in my book.
Super Cop was so well thought of in India that he had his own vehicle multi-pack, a colorful collection of personally themed and decorated repaints of GI Joe vehicles. Super Cop walked his beat in all fronts; land, sea and air. There was a VAMP, Silver Mirage, Devilfish, and this FANG. All were cast in a lovely shade of light blue and white, with themed (paper) stickers.
I don’t remember if this thing has a name. If it doesn’t, I’m christening it the SuperCop-ter. What else would be fitting in this case? Now that I’m really thinking about it, does Super Cop even need an aircraft? He should just be able to to launch himself into the air using the abilities given him by his super Mirrored Shades and Moustache of Power.
Being a Funskool vehicle, the copter isn’t up to Hasbro quality standards. The plastic feels thinner and cheaper, and the fit of the pieces isn’t quite what it once was. The front gun on my version looks like it was glued together as if it were a hastily assembled model kit. There’s even some gloppy glue around the seam. But hey, I didn’t pay much for the set back in the day, so I’m happy. Not to mention, I also got a Super Cop figure out of the deal. Win win.