Thursday, 8 March 2018

#992 - Snow Job

#992 - Snow Job

My first memory of Snow Job comes from the comic book, he, along with a bunch of 1983 Joes, is introduced in issue 11. That issue was one of the few that I had as kid and it shaped my interest in GI Joe. That issue made me want to add Snow Job as well as Airborne to my ranks. At the same time, I remember the ’83 catalog. I stared at it with all the new stuff included in it for hours. I also have a memory of shopping at Miracle Mart (a large department store that no longer exists) with my mom and seeing Snow Job on store pegs. That’s when I decided I wanted the figure for Christmas and my mom had it put aside on layaway (back when stores still did that kind of thing). That year, I got the figure as well as the Polar Battle Bear, the HQ, the Wolverine and a few other figures. It was by far my most bountiful Christmas GI Joe-wise.

We got a pretty decent Snow Job figure during the 25th anniversary. I was quite ready to keep that version in my collection if I couldn’t build a better one. Still, I played with parts to see what I could come up with. The MTF head instantly gives the figure some added personality. Surprisingly, I ended up using very few 25th parts to pull this custom off and I’m very happy with the result.

Head, goggles, Marauder MTF
Torso, upper arms: PoC Frostbite
Lower arms: Retaliation Data-Viper
Legs: Retaliation Colton
Hood, skirt, accessories: 25th Snow Job
Scarf: AVAC cast
Harness: RoC Dusty



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