Saturday Morning w/Sgt. Savage!


This is a figure i’ve been wanting to pick up for a while now,and a line that will be on my radar for the foreseeable future.As a kid i enjoyed assembling squads of Joes by teaming up characters with different specialties and abilities.But the concept of  the “solo” mission was always more appealing.Characters like Sgt.Slaughter,Snake Eyes and Super Trooper never needed much  support or back up whenever i would include them in my action figure adventures.Much like Sgt.Savage.A figure like this would have gone on many solo missions for me as a kid had he not been released at a time when my interest in action figures was in a steep decline.The fact that his background story apes Captain America’s doesn’t bother me at all.In fact,who’s to say Steve Rogers was the only super soldier test subject cryogenically frozen during WW2.There seamed to be a lot of that going on in that particular era ;)Could make for a great cross-over!



The figure is aesthetically pleasing and the overall look and accessories are indicative of the WW2 era.I can’t express how cool i think this action figure is despite some of the minor gripes i have with it.These figures are not held together by an o-ring.Instead,Hasbro elected to go with a twist peg mechanism that allows for the figure’s torso to rotate.Also,the legs  connect to ball joints.These ball joints work all right but are plastic and seem a little tenuous.This last detail is one many Joe collectors may not like,and it has to do with the overall scale of these figures.They stand  taller than 4″ and noticeably tower over  the vintage Joes. They’re not even in scale with the 25th ann. stuff.This ,however, gives the Sgt.Savage line it’s own identity and really sets it apart from any other military themed toy line.