Damn!I knew that I was going to come away empty handed because Convenient was notorious for having a low end toy selection. A bunch of bendables ,eraser figures and the occasional Action Force Ninja (never a G.I. Joe)adorned the cold steel racks of toy wackness. Funny how nowadays those same toys are some of the most coveted by us toy collectors.But back to the story.It was beginning to look like all I was going to come home with that day was a half moon cookie ,soda and some candy If there was any change left over.
Suddenly,something caught my eye.A Thor-like ,barbarian-esque warrior looking dude with a handle bar mustache, sword and a glittery blue cape!
It wasn't Gung Ho but compared to everything else that was on the pegs,he might as well have been.I didn't even know what Dungeons and Dragons was at the time and I certainly didn't have any other figures from the line.I was going to have to find the closest thing to a dragon or medieval knight in my collection If was going to incorporate Strongheart into any worth while play scenarios.Honestly I don't even remember doing much with him.He never made It into any of my Joe adventures and most of the other figures I had were out of scale with him.I probably had a few solo missions with old Strongheart after forgetting about him all together.Still ,that memory,that day never escapes me.Hence the warranted recent pick up .Strongheart jumps up to number one on my favorite " 5 right now" list ,easy.
As you can see,he wasn't the easiest figure to cross universes with.
This will most likely be the last D&D figure I pick up.It's the only one I remember owning aside from that little pvc frog warrior.He wasn't popular with me then but today he'll be displayed shoulder to shoulder with the rest of my vintage collection favs ;)