Forgotten Figures, one of my all-time favorite G.I.Joe sites, has posted another fantastic “Rarities” pieces today, with a focus on the Funskool G.I.Joe Calicum Sandoz Promotional Tie-In Figures!
Here’s a sample from the article –
Funskool is notorious for producing their figures for a variety of corporate tie ins. As they are owned by a rubber company who makes its fortune in tires, they have a bit different approach to product tie ins that a major American toy company may have. In many ways, Funskool’s corporate partnerships in the 1990’s and early 2000’s were reminiscent of Hasbro’s and Kenner’s from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Along with Pepsodent, Complan and TV marketing deals, Funskool also worked with Calcium Valdoz for a series of figures based on G.I. Joe molds.
The assortment showcased in the article includes:
- Hydro Viper
- Storm Shadow v2
- Captain Grid-Iron
- Deep Six
- Desert Scorpion
- Sci Fi (Star Brigade)
- Psyche Out
- Big Boa
I’ve mirrored only (1) image here, so make sure to check out the full Funskool G.I.Joe Calicum Sandoz Promotional Tie-In Figures write-up for the full gallery.
What’s your take on these Funskool figures? Are these rarities ones that you would like to add to your collection? Maybe you already do, or perhaps you’d happily skip them all together. Sound off below and share your thoughts!