Friday, July 11, 2008
Code names: Tomax and Xamot
Or is it Xamot and Tomax? If it wasn't for the scar on Xamot's face I could not tell them apart. Tell you the truth if I ever took them off the stands at the same time I could never tell them apart, scar or no scar.
These evil brothers come from the GI JOE 25th Anniversary Comic Pack by Hasbro. Like all of Hasbro's comic packs there are a couple of figures, plus a fun little read. This set came with a newer comic, by GI JOE scribe Larry Hama. If I'm reading the covers right these newer comics take place between issues of the regular series, and are supposed to fit into the story, giving more detail to the entire story line. I'm going to have to hit some back issues cause I'm totally lost. My experience with the Real American Hero line is the older toys and the cartoon.
This is the third comic pack I have picked up, three more and I will have enough stickers for the Doc mail away figure! Yeaaah! the real reason I like these comic packs is you get a couple of figures at one time, plus they seem to hang on the shelves longer than the single packs.
Looking at these two figures makes me wonder how the hell did they make these? pretty much you can tell some parts are the same mold, but then some are totally a mirror image, do they make a mold and then make a reverse of that mold? If so, how? I'll have to think on it some more, till then I hope they do not fall off their stands or I will never be sure which is which.
G.I. JOE: 8