My favorite part of the Rise of Cobra movie toy line was that after they made all the movie characters they gave us dozens of other characters from the GI Joe universe. Carl "Doc" Greer was part of the Toy R Us exclusive wave of figures. He's dressed in a brightly colored snow suit and came with dozens of accessories. His orange and yellow snow suit seems a little goofy, but the vintage Lifeline wore a bright red jump suit as well. As far as I know, military medics wear normal uniforms. I'm not sure why Hasbro likes to make these guys so colorful... especially for battling in the snow.
Doc has a blue helmet (UN Peace Keeping Force?), a white satchel, a pair of silver ice shoes, a flare gun, an injector gun, a white stretcher, and a gray blanket. Doc also came with an opening blue backpack with a black stand. The accessories that fit inside it include a multi-tool, a stethoscope, a water tank, and a flashlight. I like that the word Rescue is stenciled on the backpack like on the vintage Lifeline figures uniform and med-kit.
Always liked this one Kevin and didn't they do a Arctic Shipwreck too?ReplyDelete
They sure did... and I'll be posting about him eventually.Delete
Not as impressed with this one as I was with Snake eyes. But please keep em coming. All new snow themed toys please.ReplyDelete
That falling snow pic is sick!Love it!I think the brightly colored orange suits is standard for arctic "medics" as they have to be seen by rescue choppers etc.It makes more sense for an arctic "soldier" to be outfitted in white for stealth purposes.ReplyDelete
Google+ has automatically made .gifs of a couple of my snow photos. This is the first time I've uploaded one to the blog instead of the original image. I understand why a civilian medic would were bright colors, but if a medic is just part of a unit, they should be dressed to blend in with the rest of the unit.Delete