The Whiplash figure, AKA Mark Scarlotti, first encountered Iron Man when he was working as an enforcer for the criminal Maggia. Whiplash got his name from his specially designed whips that he used to shatter Iron Man’s armor.
Iron Man then redesigned his armor to protect himself from Whiplash and his whips, but Whiplash also redesigned and upgraded his whips and changed his identity to Backlash. The head sculpts that were used for Backlash were also used for the Toyfare Guardian and Captain Britain.
Backlash would crack his whips when a lever on his back was pushed, unfortunately, it did not work very well and was very tame. As well as his whips Backlash also came with his Nunchak which was one weapon in the cartoon series as the whip retracted into the handle to become the nunchucks. The sculpting and painting on this figure were very bland and boring but it is fairly accurate.
His articulation is reasonable but when he is wearing his cape the movement of his head is very restricted. Due to his “Whip Cracking Action” the articulation in his arms was very limited, which was a pity because the “whip action” was very feeble and he would have been much better with the normal articulation in the arms on the positive side his legs and knees were quite well articulated with good movement. Unfortunately, his feet were also slightly unaligned which made him virtually impossible to stand.