Even as a kid, I had a little trouble conceptualizing how Budo fit into the G.I. Joe team.
I don't remember him in the cartoon or comic. I don't know if they ever tied him into the Arashikage family or anything back then. All I knew is he dressed like a Samurai but was from California.
So, he's a LARPer, I guess?
I probably wouldn't even have considered painting him but I had this Arashi Heroclix sitting around from a lot of Heroclix I bought, so...
I used green stuff to give him hair closer to his figure, although I kept the ponytail instead of the samurai topknot because...why not?
I didn't really try to hard to make his paint job super accurate because, let's face it, the green - brown - grey samurai outfit it pretty uninspiring.
However, if this is his new costume, I'm totally going to make another Budo mini: