Dreadnoks: not liking dogs since that time Buzzer
tried murdering one with a chainsaw.
While the 'main' Joe toyline has limped from the shambolic release pattern of the Retaliation figures into a big ol' deadzone, the chaps behind the licensed Kre-O building block series have been busy bees. I've already professed my love for these babies despite their not being any easier to get hold of in the UK than their big brothers, and now I at last got the chance to snap up all 12 of the wave-2 blind bagged figures (just as waves 3 and 4 were announced...whee!). So let's run them down, good guys first...
Anthony 'Flash' Gambello
Mutt & Junkyard
The Joes' original man-and-dog tag-team, I confess I've never really liked Mutt & Junkyard. Law & Order have a cooler naming gimmick, a better-looking dog, and make for a sensible recruitment choice; K-9 military police seems like somewhere the Joes would look for new members. Mutt on the other hand...I'm sure he's some sort of soldier but I'm buggered if I know what, and he just had a pet dog which I guess General Hawk didn't mind letting him bring along on missions. Weird. Anyway, the figure again does a great job converting the old look, albeit with a bare back that's disappointing given the absence of backpack. Especially neat is the black left hand (representing the thick leather glove used for dog-handling) and the scarring on his face (unseen in the pic due to gas-mask). His mask and helmet are the same moulds as Blowtorch's but in different colour, and he's armed with a tonfa and an Uzi with a massive silencer. Junkyard, like Order, is made from 2 parts, head and body. He's got a spiked collar and his jaw and teeth are painted, though the squashed bulldog-type face makes him look as much like a boar as a dog.