So Zartan’s brother finally gets the modern treatment, and I have mixed feelings about it. The original figure never made a whole lot of sense to me, particularly in comparison to his uber-cool brother.
Most of this new figure from the BigBadToyStore exclusive Dreadnok battle pack is a straight interpretation of the original, though there have been some welcome improvements. The new head sculpt goes a long way towards making him less of a fop, particularly due to the lack of the original’s raised eyebrow. Making his scarf larger helps to disguise some of the floating shoulder pad look that’s been common to all the Zartan family members.
The blue is more baby blue than the original, which is kind of an odd touch that takes away from the more realistic look of the modern style sculpt. The inclusion of the Eels speargun is also odd, but I suppose that they were going for a look similar to the original figure’s weapon. The new crossbow is a very well detailed weapon.
Zandar is available along with six other figures in the Dreadnok battle pack at BigBadToyStore. A GI Joe set, Slaughter’s Marauders, is also available.