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CLASS OF 1984 Code Name: THUNDER

I never had a Thunder or Slugger when I was kid. The vehicle looked interesting to me, I just never saw one out in retail. So, fast forward to adulthood and Thunder is sort of one of those mandatory characters that I'm not totally interested in.

In my "Joeverse," I see the Armor Division/Tank Crew as a 4-man team of: Commander, Gunner, Loader, and Driver. Thunder fulfills the role of "Tank Gunner." I thought this fit his specialty as the Slugger (self-propelled howitzer) driver.



The figure is a simple parts swap and paint job. Each of my "Armor Division" characters utilize the "Resolute" style pants giving them a bit of uniformity. The "tanker" helmet (from Avac's Lab) and Baroness goggles are sort of place holders until Avac's Lab restocks the custom Thunder helmet set. So, expect an update as soon as that day arises.


I bought the Slugger from a local collector out of Rogers, AR. It has vintage Canadian stickers. So, I…

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