G.I.Joe 365 is a project that brings us new artwork of G.I.Joe figures every day of the year! Today brings us the Cobra-La Royal Guard. He’s noted as #143: “Royal Guard.” G.I. Joe “Real American Hero” Series 6, 1987. From the page –
So this is the last of the 3-pack that was “Cobra-La”: The Royal Guard. Check out that crazy giant swordfish sword thingy!!
One thing I really like about this figure is that there is asymmetry going on, particularly if you think about the molds for his legs. It would be natural and perhaps easier to make the legs be the same but mirror images of each other, but this is not the case here. What I like about this is that it ties to the “organic” theme of this set of figures.
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