Advanced combat field agent using the latest laser-guided technologies.
Former lead engineer of new combat technology at a top secret government laboratory.
Okay, okay, not all The Corps! members are unbelievable stereotypes - but they do all have ragingly stupid names. For instance, this cool-looking guy, whose name is Lars Lazer. Not Laser, "Lazer." The Z makes it exxtreme!! (The extra X is for "exxtreme" again). Other The Corps! names that we'll be reviewing in the coming weeks include "The Gasman," "Whispering Willie" and "Hat Trick Lemonade."
Lars Lazer is a figure that would look 100% at-home among the old Joe figures. His design is tasteful, yet complex: his boots are armored, there are lots of nice pouches, a bandolier over the shoulder, and radio on his chest. The blocky helmet with the silver mask looks like something an Eel would wear.
One thing you'll quickly learn when you start looking at The Corps!
is that the figures were often repainted many, many times, to the point where there isn't really any "right" deco for them to have. This Lars Lazer is dark blue, with green and red accents, which identifies him as the first release - there are others that lack the red, some where he's green and brown... what have you. If you're going to collect vintage The Corps! toys, it's worth doing your research first to determine which colors you want to get.
Older The Corps! toys like these have articulation identical to Generation 1 GI Joes: balljointed neck, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, hinged knees, balljointed hips, and an O-ring waist. We can't say for sure whether they're built on the same buck as the Joes were, but visually at least, they'll blend in quite well. Here's to the start of "The Corps! Friday!"