Legendary Bounty Hunter
Here we have a sort of cross over figure from the Star Wars saga. This one started out with humble origins and then became a sort of inside joke that grew as time went on. It all started one day when a helmeted Cesspool ended up being equipped with a tattered old Serpentor cape and a Joe jetpack, and became the Cobra equivalent of Boba Fett much to the misfortune of many Joes. And so it was that this particular Cesspool figure remained for several years with his cape and jetpack, and armed with a confiscated Super Trooper carbine.
Then years later I purchased a large batch of spare Joe parts and inside was an old 80's model Boba Fett head that had broken off at the neck. I immediately knew this head was meant for the finishing touch on that Cesspool figure, so I found a spare head that fit the neck socket on the figure and then I cut the neck off just below the chin. A hole was drilled up into the head and down into the neck and a piece of metal wire was used to pin the two pieces together using a two part epoxy for plastics.
With the new head converted to a Joe neck joint it was ready to paint. Rather than paint the entire figure, I just painted the head to match the body. The old Serpentor cape was falling apart so I made a new one from some black fabric that would fit over his right arm and hang to one side the same as the old one and look less pimpy. With this addition Cobra Fett was borne and he became quite popular with visiting friends that liked Joes or Star Wars.
A few more years go by until we reach the early 2000's when Hasbro is putting out a new Firefly and Snake Eyes repaint every month or so, the Crimson Guards had become the largest branch of the Cobra army, and I had purchased another big batch of Joe parts. A buddy is helping me sort through it all when we come across another Boba Fett head, and not an old one this time, but one of the newer 90's types with better details. At first I thought that I would swap this head out for the old Fett head on the original Cobra Fett figure, and we joked with the possibility of doing a Crimson Guard repaint of him since Boba was about the only thing Hasbro hadn't put out in crimson colors. Then we laughed about all the color schemes he would have to be repainted in to catch up with all the other figures, Python Patrol, Urban Strike team, comic pack colors, etc.
Since I had a couple of spare Cesspool figures laying around I decided to use the new head and fix up a Crimson Guard version of Cobra Fett and spring it on my friend next time he was over. The figure turned out well and when I showed it to my buddy we had a good laugh over it, then a thought arose. The figure actually looked cool, very cool, and suddenly it went from being a joke to more like "hmm, maybe those other color schemes would look awesome too", and just like that it had become a quest. Finding Cesspool figures, Boba Fett heads, and jetpacks all loose and cheaply priced isn't as easy as it seems and for the time being only a few of the possible paint jobs are completed.
Here is the first Cobra Fett figure to be created, by painting the Boba Fett head and jetpack to match the Cesspool body. While this figure is currently called Cobra Fett, actually he is the Eco-Warriors version. Once the blue and red version of him is done it will take over the name Cobra Fett and this figure will become Toxo Fett.
Here is the next version of him to be created, titled Crimson Fett. The color scheme is standard Crimson Guard with a touch of the Gatorade yellow from Crimson Guard Commander mixed in. The head for this figure is off the 1995 version of Boba Fett I think.