The Power of Packaging: Tiger Paw
Sometimes you just run out of superlatives to describe the things that bring you joy. It’s no secret that I adore the GI Joe packaging of all decades, and primarily the 1980s-1990s. The art just jumped right off the shelves, with literal explosions behind the subjects. There’s some seriously magical lighting going on here, and it’s something that can’t be replicated in the real world without the benefit of multiple lighting sources. Compare the painting to the studio lit toy on the back of the package. Which one screams ‘buy me, kid!’
I’ve always been more fond of the Tiger Force vehicle paint schemes than the figures themselves. This hold true also for Cobra’s repaint-a-palooza Python Patrol. How can you go wrong with the classic Flying Tigers regalia done up in a white to yellow to brown gradient? It’s pure toy loveliness.