For this addition of #ThrowbackThursday, I’m putting a little spin on the premise, by revisiting a previous article. Now, you may think to yourself “isn’t that what #TBT is?” Well, sure, but this time around, we get to feast our eyes on a new pair of images, courtesy of a fine gentleman by the name of Jonathan R.! Let’s get to it!
Back in October of 2018, an auction appeared for a 1984 G.I.Joe Zap with alternate head. G.I.Joe enthusiasts were excited, as we hadn’t really ever since one of these grail pieces outside of Dan Klingensmith’s book.
Shortly thereafter, more images began to surface, including images of not only Zap, but Breaker and Short-Fuze as well. In an article I posted titled “More Images of Rare 1984 G.I.Joe Zap, Short Fuze and Breaker with Alternate Heads“, we got to check out an assortment of images that included a comparison shot of Breaker, highlighting the retail vs alternate head. Check it out –
In the aforementioned article, I made mention that I was not aware of who the rightful owner of this glorious piece was. Thankfully, that gentleman, Mr. Jonathan R. not only reached out to confirm that the piece was his, but was also so gracious as to share another set of images that I can in turn share with you! This time around, we get a really sharp close up look at both the front & back of Breaker’s card. Have a look –
I still can’t get over how cool that head sculpt is! Truth be told, I’m almost glad we didn’t get it at retail. If we would’ve, then discussions about how awesome it is may not have happened.
I can’t thank Jonathan enough for sharing more images of this grail piece with us! Now, the million dollar question: Which sculpt do you like more? This alternate version, or the sculpt we received? Sound off in the comments section below!