|Code Name: SNOW JOB|
Another victim of my scant childhood Joe experience, Snow Job's role in the Himalayas battle and subsequent "the best Joes get beaten up by Nemesis Enforcer in three seconds flat, why not go and buy Nemesis Enforcer now?" fight scene had me convinced he was one of the big shots. It seems he wasn't, rarely doing much in the cartoon, and in the comic his main achievements were trying to trick Clutch into dating Gung Ho's preteen sister and getting thrown in a gulag for six months (the events were unrelated).
Still, I ended up with the 25th Anniversary version of him regardless, and I'm quite glad I did. There's enough detail on the toy to avoid him being just a slab of white, while the figure is, as usual, very poseable. The tails of the tunic do restrict the hips a little, but it's a minor niggle.
Snow Job is very comprehensibly kitted out too. The hood and snow goggles are both removable, while he also has a standard assault rifle and - winningly - a six-shooter in his thigh pouch. Rather than just having the handle bare like on most figures, here there's actually a flap over the top. Very nicely done. He's also got a pair of skis and ski-poles that attach to the backpack. Well, I say attach, but the skis don't seem to want to stay on there. I tend to leave them off unless Snow Job's actually planning on using them any time soon.
Overall, Snow Job is a very well realised figure, though the inability of the skiing gear to stay on his backpack can be frustrating. Thankfully the rest of him is good enough that this isn't much of a concern.