Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Law & Order: Getting More From The Rise Of Cobra Part III

One The Rise Of Cobra update to an off-screen character that I really liked was the release of Law & Order in the Toys R Us five-pack. The only problem, though, was that he was in a desert-specific uniform. I know the desert troops appeal to some people, but I have no interest in them at all. That's always been the case, too. I never even cared for Dusty as a kid. I was eager to add Law & Order to my collection, but I had to use another body.

Enter the single-carded Zartan figure from Wave 1 Collection 2 of the movie line. I passed on this figure before and after seeing the movie. I really enjoyed the character in the flick, but I didn't want a "disguised" version of Zartan (more on that later this week). Once I saw that Law was using the same body, but repainted with the desert camo scheme, I finally had a reason to buy one. This is simply Law's head (originally used for Dusty), helmet, and baton with the Zartan body. For me, the grey camo pattern makes for a much better MP figure in general. If he's going to be stationed at The PIT, he can save the desert gear until it's relocated to Utah.

Law & Order
G.I. JOE figures with animals have always been a big hit with me, so I dug Law & Order back in the '80s. I always thought the original figure looked goofy, though. It doesn't happen often, but I prefer this over a straight 25th-style release of the character.

Law & Order: Getting More From The Rise Of Cobra Part III