Sunday, August 16, 2015

#579 THE CORPS! – WAVE 3 (V): LIGHTNING MOBUTU, SENSEI KABUTO and STEVE WYOMING (1992)

From the six figures we were talking about in the last entry, I still wanted to comment three.
  • Brickwall
  • Crusher McCloskey
  • Hat Trick Lemonde
  • Lightning Mobutu
  • Sensei Kabuto
  • Steve Wyoming

LIGHTNING MOBUTU - Probably the most iconic of this six figures, since it appeared in the artwork of some blister cards. I love the colourful uniform constrasting with the black skin of the character. This figure has again great sculpt details, especially head and trousers. I would say it is/was the fashion of the early 90s. He might be wearing some kind of augmented reality glasses, maybe the first version of Google Glass? :)


SENSEI KABUTO - This is another of my favorite figures, it represents some kickboxer or martial artist, and looks really cool: black trousers, orange details in sculpt, and naked torso. Head has some protection for fighting, which might be impractical for real war.


Found on: https://www.joeaday.com/sensei-kabuto-lanard-corps/
STEVE WYOMING - As said in the previous entry, Steve Wyoming is one of my least favorite figures, I find that helmet quite boring, especially considering his naked torso... Head is perfectly protected, but shoot me a little bit lower. The colour combination of skin-red and grey/silver helmet leaves me indifferent. This figure appears also very often in the packages’ artwork.


FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: LIGHTNING MOBUTU, SENSEI KABUTO and STEVE WYOMING.
  • Toy Line: the Corps! (wave 3)
  • Year: 1992
  • Company: Lanard (Hong-Kong)
  • Size of the figure: 3 ½¨ or 8 cms.

2 comments:

  1. I have some O-ring CORPS and Star CORPS stuff. They are very nice, but, like the ads say, "Only GI Joe is GI Joe!" And the new CORPS toys are terrible!

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    1. Oh, yes, I don't like the new ones at all, but the old ones are great. They were a cheap alternative to G.I.Joe, so Hasbro had to somehow protect their toylines.

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