|Code Name: ROAD PIG|
The 1988 addition to the Dreadnok ranks, Road Pig was given an issue of the Marvel comic by way of an introduction. This displayed Hama's gift for unique and exciting characterisation - Road Pig had a split personality, one persona being a "want smash stuff" Hulk knockoff, the other a verbose ersatz Shakespearean ponce - complete with 'fancy' lettering. Both personalities lusted after Zarana. Hama used to do this for a living, he got paid for this.
Obviously this led to Road Pig being deeply unpopular and there was no sign of a G3 figure until the rather desperate online exclusive Dreadnok Battle Set. In fairness however lame the character was he's still probably more legit than Zanya or Burn-Out.
the Rise of Cobra Night Adder provides a new 'big guy' body as
opposed to the much used Gung Ho/Bazooka castings and the result is
that Road Pig actually looks very much like his 1988 self, aided by
a good head cast and shoulder pad accessory. He still looks like a big
lumbering oaf but at least he's accurately stupid.
accessories are an odd mixed lot. He comes with his trademark comical
breeze block on a stick while the original's shield is recreated as
a street sign. The latter is a bugger to get on his arm - the easiest
way being to remove the handle, put that in place then clip on the sign.
The original's awful wrist-crossbow is gone, but now he's got an equally
baffling cutlass. Look at him, he can't use a bloody cutlass, he's a
moron. It means I've got a spare for Taurus at least and the clip on
his back can hold the hammer providing you disassemble it first, slot
the handle through then reconnect the block. The best thing that can
be said about the figure is that it's probably the best version of Road
Pig ever (apart from the G2 Lasercycle). Sadly, he's just too silly
to ever be all that good.