Re: Outback's Outpost 'zartan' By Mitchell Smith!
My original Zartan ended up losing his thigh pads somewhere along the way. His knees got excessively wobbly over time, and I painted in eyes, which I thought looked menacing at the time. His laser pistol was damaged in a fight with Mom's vacuum cleaner, but I still have the fragment of it.
I acquired a mintier Zartan as a replacement around 2000ish, and all was well.
When my older son was 5 (circa 2006), I let him play with my original floppy Zartan, but he left him out on the floor.
Younger son was 2 and a half.
(Building drama here.)
Yeah, Zartan suffered a severed crotch on the waist piece. But he also got "knee-capped."
The knee joint was broken and his boot was completely missing.
To this day, I still bring that up to our younger son who is now 16.
"Remember that time you ate Zartan's leg?"