For army builders, I'm sure this new Steel Brigade was a welcomed sight. I only remember the "character" as a mail away figure during the original A Real American Hero line as a pseudo-customize able toy. I originally passed on buying this new 30th Anniversary version, but then I saw how much in demand he was online and how everyone said the figure was hard to find. It's a cool figure, but I'm more of a Cobra kind of guy.
Like with most of the post-Rise of Cobra figures, Steel Brigade comes loaded with accessories. Rifles, missile launcher, tripod, back packs and a removable helmet = win.
On the original ARAH Steel Brigade toy, the figure was a frankenstein of existing parts with the exception of the head sculpt. The figure did feature a new exclusive head, but the helmet was not removable.
Now you have a removable helmet with a non-descript head sculpt underneath...but with the olive green paint all I see here is Beachhead. Don't get me wrong, this is a great figure and something much needed in the Joe ranks, but I find the figure a little boring and underwhelming. I know that sounds crazy, but again...I'm more of a Cobra fan.