Based off a cartoon (Rambo had a cartoon?) this line of figures called Rambo and the Forces of Freedom was released in the mid 80's by Coleco. This is the main character, John J. Rambo. Now, upon researching the cartoon I have found out that it was very lame and non violent, probably why it only ran for 1 season. The movies however were a crockpot of violence and destruction !! How does a manufacturer market a figure that is either based off an awful cartoon or a R rated movie?
Make it cool......The figure is very impressive.
Captures the look from Rambo II nicely.
Seriously, this is a child's toy based off a cartoon? I doubt that the cartoon version was scarred up like this! It is a real nice touch though. It looks beautiful on the figure!
I understand that my Rambo has a different version of the famous Survival Knife than the original but WOW that's a thing of beauty!!
I'm missing some of his accessories but it doesn't take away from the display. Rambo is stocked with his knife, sheath and an M-60. The figure itself is well made. The paint and sculpting is awesome. The arms are fixed bent but the legs are ball jointed and give alot to the articulation. His 6 inch scale height is great for this figure but sadly not adaptable to 3 3/4 or 12" Joe play.
Col. Trautman will have to wait for his own review....
Rambo is a great figure but I don't see a cartoony figure in him. I suspect that Coleco used the cartoon as a way to market the figure but made him more "movie centric", scars and all. The addition of the Survival Knife is greatness !! I wasn't aware that there were Rambo figures back in the day until recently, and all I can say is CRAP!!, I would have wanted this !! His scale is a bit off to integrate him into alot of lines but I'm sure I could have scared up some victims for John J. Maybe some Remcos and a few 6" Sgt. Rock figures could have been a match for the Medal of Honor winner !! Having a like this one would have lent itself to serious guerrilla warfare combat!