|Code Name: BREAKER|
Most, if not all, of the earlier Joes passed me by here in the UK, and it wasn't until I read the Marvel comics years later I became all that aware of them. Even then I generally wasn't that keen, and got the 25th Anniversary version of Breaker largely for the RAM and Flight Pod vehicles. I do sort of regret this - the vehicle version was stripped of most accessories, including the communications gear, and I don't fancy paying out for the two-pack just for this and a version of Destro I don't really want.
What I did instead was gear Breaker up with some vintage spares I ended up with - an original Breaker headset (they seem to be the same piece on both versions), an original Breaker backpack with the connection filed and a generic submachine gun. Thus I have a strange sort of fondness for him as a (rather unimaginative, un-needed) 'custom'.
The figure isn't bad, with a nice five o'clock shadow (the cartoon went the whole hog and gave him a beard, but the comic kept the same style as the card art), though appreciation of the flat green uniform will depend on how many other 'vanilla' Joes you have. God knows why someone decided he needed two pistols, though the updated original Joes do tend to be the most heavily armed of the 25th Anniversary range.
I'd recommend anyone after an excellent Breaker to go for the two-pack version just for the tailored accessory kit (which includes a bubble of gum that can be mounted on the headset, a lovely detail - however, it also includes a backpack that looks pretty much the same as that for Flash), but the stripped-down version still makes a nice figure if you're mainly after the vehicles, and can be kitted out to look nearly as good.