As 1996 wound down, it got harder and harder to find vintage Joe items at retail. What was easy to find, though, was Sgt. Savage toys. Big Lots, KB Toy Liquidators and most close out type stores had walls and walls of the toys. I must have picked up a figure over a dozen times, trying to convince myself that they were compatible with 3 3/4" Joes. In desperation to keep the glimmer of retail Joe alive, I bought a couple of Sgt. Savage vehicles. The P-40 Warhawk was the first. It's not bad for a '90's era toy and works well enough. The gem, though, was the Iron Panther tank you see in the photos below. Buttoned up like you see, the tank is a perfect match for Cobra. Sadly, the insides are not detailed and figures just flop around, which makes it feel kind of cheap. But, for photos, it can work very well.
Below is another quick scene taken in the fall of 2002. I was trying to upgrade the photography of my 1993 Firefly profile and adding the Iron Panther was a way to make him more interesting.