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Airborne in the forest
Description: I got this Playmobil pine tree and wanted to try it out. Airborne came to mind because of the comic story in the High Sierras around Snake Eyes's cabin. I think Airborne plays an outsized role because he's one of the few joes available in 1983 with a normal rifle. Most of them had either heavy weapons (machine gun, mortar, bazooka, grenade launcher, laser rifle, etc), small pistol-type weapons (uzi, crossbow) or no firearm at all (mine detector, stretcher, speargun, etc). That left only a few who could be the backbone of a team: Grunt, Stalker, and Airborne. I wasn't collecting in 83, but later I had a kick of trying to only use my secondhand 83 figures together with each other, and this limitation made Airborne very important.
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Posted by: General Liederkranz May 14, 2024, 05:30:26 PM

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May 19, 2024, 07:59:12 PM
That's a cool tree.  Airborne's gun is pretty good, the bayonet makes it stand out.
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May 16, 2024, 04:34:50 AM
Looks good! Airborne's gun is probably my favourite of the early years.
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May 15, 2024, 05:07:40 AM
That's a really good point, and also something I noticed about the early Joe line: It seemed like Hasbro placed a big focus on every figure having a unique gun as opposed to a practical one. It definitely made the figures stand apart and seem more unique, though it also meant needing accessory packs to get spares of a favorite gun.

I dig the Playmobil tree. It's hard to make or find a decent 1/18 scale pine tree.

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