Monday, July 21, 2014

Dominick "Tracker" Visser - InGen Project Containment Unit

By the turn of the millenium, it was clear that all quarantine and containment measures had failed on both Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna as InGen pursued sightings and incident reports up and down the west coast of Central America. When, almost unbelievable, reports started spreading to Polynesia and the Caribbean, InGen began to assemble a dedicated team of contractors to investigate and contain any further incidents.

Dominick Visser was not InGen's first choice to act as the team's hunting expert. Roland Tembo, who lead the successful portion of InGen's initial reclamation expedition to Isla Sorna, refused to participate in any further partnership with the company, citing the San Diego incident as inexcusable corporate recklessness. InGen turned to Benedict "Gunner" Gordon to fulfill the team's leadership role, but still required the expertise of an accomplished big game hunter.

InGen reluctantly settled on Dominick Visser, a South African minor celebrity who saw limited fame in the late 90's and early 2000's as a young man with a successful wild life show on the Animal World cable channel simply called "Dominick Visser: Animal Tracker". Charismatic and handsome, Dominick was celebrated as a popular naturalist and environmentalist when a hunting incident lead to scandal. It was revealed that he was leading poaching expeditions for the mega-rich as a form of extreme adventure entertainment. An expedition to hunt rare lions went awry, and while trying to defend his celebrity client (and keep his illegal operation secret and reputation intact) he was severely injured. He spent the following decade attempting to recover his health, sobriety, career, and reputation, to little avail. Still, his skills were apparent and InGen saw his recruitment as a way to get get a high value operative for very little investment. Much to his chagrin, he's been given the callsign "Tracker".

"Tracker" is based on the canceled 3rd "JP-Joe", the "One Eyed Raider." I matched the figure pretty closely to the preproduction images, but went the Resolute Flint style harness to tie in with the rest of his Resolute parts, and tried to match his colors up to my other InGen figures.

Parts Recipe:
Duke - Arms
Flint - Hands, Webgear, Wrist Bandolier
Sgt. Stalker - Legs
General Clayton "Hawk" Abernathy - Torso
Zanzibar - Head

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