Sun-activated Colour Changing Figures

There are a select few figures in the G.I. Joe "Real American Hero" series that were made from a plastic that would change colour in the sun! Below you will find them added as they come up in the chronology!

Zarana

095: “Zarana”. G.I. Joe “Real American Hero” Series 5, 1986.

Zarana is the younger sister of Zartan, and twin sister of Zandar. She is of course a member of the Dreadnoks, annnnnd like her bros, Zarana’s skin also changes colour in the sun! She is the last of the figures with this feature to be released.

Click the button below to make her change colours!

Zarana Image

Zandar

094: “Zandar”. G.I. Joe “Real American Hero” Series 5, 1986.

Zandar is the younger brother of Zartan who you might remember as figure 050 in Series 3 (1984). Zandar (as I’m sure you could have guessed) is a member of the Dreadnoks, annnnnd like his bro Zartan, Zandar’s skin also changes colour in the sun!

Click the button below to try it!

Zandar Image

Zartan

050: “Zartan.” G.I. Joe “Real American Hero” Series 3, 1984.

Haha I don’t even know where to begin with this guy. Zartan was a master of disguise and came with a mask that he kept in his backpack and you could place over his face and was held in place by his hood/cowl thing. Crazy than that though is that his SKIN CHANGED COLOURS IN THE SUN. Click the button below to try it!

Zartan Image

I cannot imagine the conversations that took place in regards to the research and dev on this guy. He had plastic plates with clear panels on them that went over his bare chest and thighs. He also came with photo-sensitive film that could be undermounted on the armor plates so that it would turn maroon colour to match his pants and cowl. I’m just saying that this was an engineering masterpiece, okay!?!

Oh yeah also also he came with an insane vehicle that I have not drawn that looks like a bug which ALSO changed colours i think? and could be disassembled and dragged around in a crate by the man himself. YEP!