Tuesday, June 10, 2014

General Warhawk - Leader of SAVAGE

I never saw Rambo (or First Blood) until a few years ago. Imagine my surprise when I found out it WASN'T the over-the-top cheesy 80's action franchise I thought it was, and was actually a pretty sad, dark story about PTSD and being unable to return to civilian life. That makes it all the more cringe-worthy that the films "evolved", movie by movie, into pure ridiculousness. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy them... but that first film and story doesn't fit in with the RAH-RAH-RAH! craziness of the sequels. And they MADE A CARTOON from it all. My understanding that rather than "saving" John at the end, Col. Trautman shoots Rambo out of mercy at the end of the original novel. AND THEY MADE A CARTOON.

So naturally, when I went looking to expand my Axis of Evil 80's Villains, General Warhawk (the baddie from said cartoon) seemed like a perfect fit. The toon is pretty awful, and there's never much explanation given to what Warhawk is trying to achieve. COBRA, we knew at least, was trying to take over the world. SAVAGE just seemed to be farting around with a couple tanks and goading Rambo into showing up. I love it.

Parts Recipe:
MIB3 Agent K - Head
Red Skull - Base Figure
Recondo - Lower Torso
Windchill - Thighs
Snake Eyes - Arms
Cobra Commander - Feet, Sword, Scabbard, and Holster
Colonel Vogel - Transplanted Iron Cross

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