For a pretty simple joke, this one was a devil to set up. Even with my VERY extensive collection of GI Joes, coming up with four that were identical was — still impossible. Hopefully I fooled you into thinking these guys were clones, but they’re the four most similar I could track down. I would have liked to have had them rolling down the assembly line in identical poses, but that would have totally given the subtle differences away, so instead I posed them all differently, hoping to make the differences less noticeable. Hopefully it worked.

The translucent figure is a limited annual membership figure from the GI Joe Collector’s Club. They did a number of different GI Joe body types molded in clear plastic over the years, and this seemed like a great use for one.