Hasbro Mortal Kombat: Johnny Cage head
M&C Toys: figure, pistol, holster, belt
Hasbro Hall Of Fame: vest (dyed dark green), beret
Lions' Roar: Lt. Colonel silver oak leaf insignia
Formative International: jungle fatigues
BBI: boots
21st Century Toys: pouches (resin copies)
21st Century Toys: AK47
Unknown: flashlight
Various detail parts, straps buckles, etc.

Lt. Colonel Cage is that guy in military service whose self written legacy is epic.

He's been in every battle from the Somme to Battle of Endor. He's seen everything, done everything, and there is no story he can't top. If you've severed in the military and not met a guy like this, well...you probably are this guy.

Lt. Colonel Cage is a (not so) original character inspired by several fictional characters rolled into one. He is the combination of Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat, Col.Guile (Jean Claude Van Damme) from Street Fighter, Col. Jack O'Neil (Kurt Russell) from the film Stargate and Lt. Col Flagg CIA officer (Edward Winter) in the M*A*S*H series. I started with The Mortal Kombat Johnny Cage figure released in 1994 and that character was somewhat reminiscent of movie actor Jean Claude Van Damme who in turn went on to play Col. Guile in Street Fighter. When I bought this figure I thought that he might make a good villain conversion but when I tried out the black beret, I was reminded of Kurt Russell in Stargate. Finally, I began to imagine his personality to be a lot like Lt. Col Flagg from M*A*S*H; the intellectual and moral superior to everyone he meets, instantly cognizant of everyone else's shortcomings while blissfully ignorant of his own.

In the G.I. Joe universe, Colonel Cage, to me, is an outsider who is eager to help the G.I. Joe team but to the point of over selling it. The Joes may roll their eyes whenever the colonel shows up but they appreciate the intelligence and resources Col. Cage can provide when needed.

I head-swapped the Hasbro head to an M&C Toys body as I did with Stalker. Too, I selected larger items of clothing and gear as this type of figure runs larger than Classic Collection Joes. I hope this meets my 400 character minimum.

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