Zartan/Hawk Morphing Set
Nice concept, but some decidedly lazy execution. Two figures that are essentially the same, and a Zartan wearing Zubaz? Very strange. The transforming Zartan has been a cool concept since the days of the Ripcord/Zartan storyline in the original Marvel comic. This set however strikes me as too much of a lazy custom. It’s too bad the club didn’t decide to incorporate the “Kirby crackle” from the comic art.
The Tiger Force color scheme used throughout that year’s set was striking, but too different from the 80s set to blend together well. They do match up nicely side by side with the Toys R Us six pack. On a positive note, the clear Zartan armor bits and the extra paint apps on the boots are a nice touch.
I kind of miss the days of lame-o convention exclusives. Imagine one of the recent attendee sets hanging around for nigh on ten years without a sell-through. Despite my other gripes, I do have two positive words for all three figures–nice pants.