The Kenner Legacy – Camouflage Swamp Thing Revisited

May 21, 2014 § 1 Comment

A couple weeks back I posted images of the Swamp Thing camouflage  figure with it’s mysterious variant. I scoured the internet for an explanation as to why two different versions were produced but couldn’t find any information. With a little luck I was able to track down this Kenner Legacy magazine that explained it all.
 photo KennerLegacy1.jpg

The Kenner Legacy magazine comprised of 18 parts (issues). The magazine focused on the history of Kenner, featuring a great deal of their merchandise. But the only important merchandise can be seen below… ok, and on the cover. I do enjoy Wyld Stallyns in tuxedo jackets and stage diving Batman.
 photo KennerLegacy2.jpg
I’m surprised that I came fairly close to guessing why the camouflage variant figure exists. My deductive reasoning is better than I thought.
 photo KennerLegacy4.jpg
It looks like Kenner made a mistake and had to re-release the figure.

 photo KennerLegacy3.jpg

Advertisements

Tagged:

§ One Response to The Kenner Legacy – Camouflage Swamp Thing Revisited

  • Mossman the green says:

    Hello!, I am a toy collector and a really fan of swamp thing 90s figures. Indeed the snare arm swamp thing was the first figure I bought when i was 9 years old. Its a very interesting post. Really well done the investigation, but…. I never found some camouflauge swamo thing that doesnt change the color… I think it was a matter of reduce the production prices, and also the mettod of making that kind of finishes. Because its much more expensive to apply that thermic paint, which consist in one mold per piece and two coats of paint: white and green…. well, best dude!.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading The Kenner Legacy – Camouflage Swamp Thing Revisited at swamp thing.

meta