|Code Name: HIT & RUN|
With his sensible all-over camo paint, the awkwardly-named Hit & Run (maybe the grappling hook is called Run?) was one of the few post-Movie figures who looked all that sensible, and he stuck in my mind for pretty much this reason following his brief appearances in Action Force.
It would seem he stuck in the minds of a few others too, as despite that being about the zenith of his exposure (he made a couple of appearances in the US book, but arrived in-between the Sunbow and DiC cartoons) he landed a 25th Anniversary figure as part of the 'Assault on Cobra Island' set - which seemed to be a general excuse to sneak out a few fan favourites.
And it's a really nice figure. At first I was unsure of the general lightness of the green used, but in the plastic it really works well with the black secondary scheme. Add in a nice chunky backpack, some neat webbing, a harness, an assault rifle and a grappling hook at it's clear Hit & Run means business. He also has a very nicely done helmet. The various belts and buckles can restrict articulation a little, notably sitting poses, but they can be removed for these situations.
again there's a slight problem with grasping the assault rifle in both
hands due to using the earlier elbow layout (he can manage it, just,
but only in a very limited range of poses), and it's a shame the memorable
duffel bag of the original wasn't included as an accessory (a common
grumble for a Cobra Island figure), but that's largely nit-picking.
Overall the figure is a pleasing and welcome update of one of the more
obscure but no less worthy Joes.