We should have gotten action figure tie-ins for every game Activision released on the Atari 2600, but we didn’t, because marketers were stupid back then. Dan from Chicago Toy Collector makes up for the oversight with this killer custom G.I. Joes. Can you guess which figure goes with which game?
Oh come on, at least three of them should be obvious, that is unless you aren’t a crumbly old bastard like myself. Then you might be confused.
Oh screw it, I’ll just drop one in here.
Can you guess now?
Roderick Hero from H.E.R.O. here is really G.I. Joe’s Tripwire with Breaker’s backpack modded into a tiny helicopter. Clever!
Frostbite Bailey is five parts General Flagg (arms, legs and torso) and one part, quite coincidentally, Frostbite. Funny how that happens.
The other three, which you can see over at Chicago Toy Collector (thanks, Tim!), are Pitfall Harry, Short-Order Sam from Pressure Cooker, and Officer Kelly from Keystone Capers.
If I’d had a set of these when I was a child, I probably wouldn’t have killed all those people in my teens. I’m just saying. Amazing work, Dan!