For many, the ultimate Rambo hails from the excess of the 1980s action film genre. The mountain of veiny muscles, who ripped Afghanistan apart when he managed to kill the entire Russian army that was terrorising the Middle East nation. That’s the Rambo which many of us think about whenever his name is mentioned, which conveniently also happens to be the version of the character that action figure enthusiast company ThreeZero have slapped together. Here’s a look at the fellow, whose sixth-scale arms are so ripped that if he flexes them he might just put your eyes out.
There’s a story behind every action figure or doll you’ve ever owned, a rise and fall of empires and visionaries that created a secret history behind the scenes of pop culture’s greatest icons. The Toys That Made Us is a celebration of epic collections and the riskiest gambles ever taken, with season 3 of the documentary series dialling up the nostalgia to find the humanity that created massive toy empires. That it can do that with a laser-sharp wit and a burning passion, is a testament to the power of toys.
I don’t think there’s any toy better than Transformers when it comes to pure design. They’re something that I consider to be impossible, a fusion between two styles of play that requires the engineering of a madman to pull off. Or wood blocks, if you caught that episode of The Toys That Made Us but you get what I’m saying. …
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