This might just be the most controversial 12-inch military figure since George W. Bush in the flight suit, so please be respectful of differing opinions in discussion.
I suspect, however, that many collectors might buy one just so they can deck out a Frank Castle figure in desert combat gear – something Punisher fan Kyle would no doubt have enjoyed. Regardless of politics or what you think about Kyle, I think it’s positive for nerddom that a guy known for decorated combat service was so unabashedly a fan of comics – my military father-in-law liked the Fantastic Four, but there was no way in hell that in Vietnam he’d have had the “4” logo anywhere near his battle fatigues.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist