Thursday, April 16, 2020

1985 Airtight - Around The Web

We all make choices.  Some are good.  Some are bad.  Some stay with you.  Others don't.  I had a choice in February of 1985 when I found brand new Joes at a local KB Toy Store.  I could buy a Flint.  Or, I could buy an Airtight.  Flint, I knew about from the cartoon.  Airtight, well, he was all new and looked awesome.  In the package, Flint's head was drooping.  I thought he was broken since I didn't know about the new head articulation.  So, I bought Airtight instead of Flint.  Now, Flint became my white whale after I realized that his head was meant to droop.  But, I never regretted my purchase of Airtight.  35 years later, I can remember him disembarking from my then new Whale to attack Cobras at the top of the stairs in my parents' house.  It's a great memory for a great figure.  Here's the best of him from around the web.

1985 Airtight Profile

1985 Airtight by scarrviper

1985 Airtight by strikeforce_codename

1985 Airtight by Nekoman

1985 Airtight by Slipstream80

1985 Airtight by thedustinmccoy

Airtight in Wonderland by djv

1985, Airtight, Flint, Bazooka, Heavy metal, 1993 Monster Blaster APC


  1. Airtight is a solid figure.I found a used one at a flea market and painted the green parts brown, like El Puro but without the stripes. The yellow is a little out there, though.When I was in the Army,our NBC suit was green with a weird charcoal lining.When I was in Fort Hood, getting ready to deploy to Desert Shield/Storm our commanders made us to a march in full MOPP (Multi Ordinance Protective Posture) gear, in the 90 degree Texas heat.When I finally pulled off my rubber gloves, sweat poured out of the gloves like water, lol. So when I think of Airtight, that's what comes to mind. Airtight would look great with a more subtle paint job, but that's always been Joe's problem. Not everybody can be grey, black, green, tan or brown, before it quickly becomes monotonous.

  2. I can't not like Airtight. The yellow doesn't detract from his appeal at all, somehow. His specialty is just so niche, he's basically required. Who else is gonna fight those Toxo-Vipers or fix the Pit's AC filters?