The Power of (International) Packaging: Shadow Ninjas Nunchuk
The international Shadow Ninjas sub-set received a different set of card art than its US counterpart. Where the domestic releases featured the same Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow character art, the international versions each had character specific shots like the standard line single figures. There are a couple of interesting elements to point out here. First off, Nunchuk is painted wearing a red jacket and green pants. This may just be artist’s way of conveying the color change (since his accessories are red) but nevertheless it makes for an interesting new look. Another different bit of art is found with the small inset painting that demonstrates the color change based on temperature. Oh, and his uniform is referred to as body armor. He’s also missing a part of his signature weapon, so it looks like he’s holding a highly ornamental stick of dynamite. It’s not crazy on the level of Funskool, but you gotta love the wild west type stuff that sometimes crops up outside of the standard US fare.