There's something about assembling a Joe vehicle. It's relaxing, soothing, almost meditative - In addition to it being incredibly fun. Taking the time to study how it was produced, and how it's assembled. Noticing details in paint and sculpt. The idea of the toy being completely unused, the thought of playing with a pristine example of a toy. The thought of the screaming elitist collectors who think that a toy like this is best left inside the box.
Open your toys people!
And here's a few pictures from me assembling the mighty Tomahawk a few years back.
The Tomahawk is one of the best toys ever made. I can say this because I was there in the gold age of plastic toys - the 80s. I can say this because I sort of pay attention to what is cool among the kids these days, mostly with the help of my nephew. They still make cool toys, don't get me wrong. But there's a reason the best toys today are remakes or continuations of older toys.
Last September, The Tomahawk was featured in a Figure Friday article, one I'm still very proud of. And what follows was the process of putting it together.
Enjoy your weekend!