NIGHT SPOTTER  
  Code Name: LOW-LIGHT  
 

Low-Light was first released in 1986, and was one of the few characters to come out of the largely turgid second series of the Sunbow cartoon with much credit. Indeed, the character's retained a decent cult following, and it was something of a surprise it took until 2011 to get a 'G3' version, as part of the Pursuit of Cobra series.

Most of the Pursuit figures have heavily modernised the classic character designs, but Low-Light is one of the exceptions. Maybe the charcoal grey-clad sniper was considered realistic enough to keep the same, as Low-Light is basically the original figure rendered with new technology. He looks superb, in a word, with all the details of the original faithfully reproduced.

This time, however, there's no wildly oversized head, with the usual superb G3 articulation and proportions in evidence. His big jacket does hurt the former, however - Low-Light can't look up without taking the thick PVC garment off, and doing that makes him look spindly. This sadly limits the number of sniper poses he can do. The shame of it is that otherwise is close to perfect. As well as the figure, there are more accessories with this guy than there were with whole years of the original line (probably, I haven't checked, it's just a broad-brush exaggeration used in order to point out that Low-Light has loads of accessories).

Low-Light's goggles can be moved, while the sniper rifle has an extending stock as well as a removable silencer, sight and stand. As per the original, Low-Light also has an Uzi for close-quarters stuff. Added for Pursuit of Cobra are a knife, a spotting scope with tripod, a little ammo box and a field telephone - not to mention a gun case and opening backpack that can hold most of this stuff. It all makes for a terrific package, and makes this loving update of a great character an essential purchase.

G.I. Joe Low-Light
G.I. Joe Low-Light
G.I. Joe Low-Light
G.I. Joe Low-Light