Upper arms: 25th Viper
Lower arms: 25th Storm Shadow
Everything else: 25th Comic Pack Wild Bill

In the 1990's Funskool, an Indian company, licensed GI Joe from Hasbro. Using official molds, Funskool released their own ''GI Joe International Heroes'' over the course of a decade and a half.

I tackled this project for several reasons. First, I found myself wanting to add some of these characters and wacky colored figures to my collection. It started with just a few figures but, after doing some online research, I realized that there were several more interesting figures in the line. As the project grew, I was rummaging through my fodder bins and I decided to use up as much of my older 25th parts as I could. So, this project became a big ''Spare Parts Brigade''.

Wild Bill was one of the only Funskool figures that I acquired in the early 2000s. At the time, I thought the colors were pretty wacky and ended up repainting him green (like all my Joes during that period). Now that I know a bit more about the history of GI Joe, I can appreciate the orange flight suit that calls back to the Action Pilot and the Air Adventurer. For my custom, I looked for a better head than the 25th version, but came up empty. When I find a suitable replacement, I will make the swap.

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