• Coloring Time: Rise of Cobra’s Cobras

    Grab your drab crayons kids, because it’s time for another Rise of Cobra coloring book page. As much as I didn’t care for the film’s costume designs, I have to

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  • Hardtop (2004)

    By Past Nastification In a forum conversation I read years ago, someone threw out the idea that maybe “Night Force” and “Tiger Force” worked better for GI Joe not as

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  • 1986 Lift-Ticket

    By KansasBrawler The Tomahawk was one of KansasBrother’s big vehicles back in the day, so I’ve known about Lift Ticket for a while and I’ve always liked him. While I

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  • Captivating Cover: Fightin’ 5 Issue 28

    Part Sgt. Rock, part Challengers of the Unknown, Charlton Comics’ Fightin’ 5 debuted the same year as our favorite Movable Fighting Man, and presaged the kind of unique unit that

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  • Action Man (McDonald’s 2001)

    By Past Nastification If James Bond and David Beckham (you know, the husband of Posh Spice) had a baby, it would be Action Man.  Handsome AND extreme, Action Man of

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  • The Power of Packaging: 1986 Serpentor

    I’m man enough to admit that I loved—loved everything about Serpentor in 1986. From the idea that Cobra would have an emperor, to the conceit that he was created from

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  • Zartan (2001)

    By Past Nastification There are figures that aren’t good.  There are many figures I dislike.  Generally speaking, these two categories overlap. But there are bad figures that I really like.

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  • Zartan (50th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler Hasbro did an excellent job making most of the Cobra hierarchy in the 50th Anniversary. The first year we got Destro and Baroness. The next year, we got

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  • Ultra CORPS! Hac Luger

    Leave it to Lanard to make one of the coolest bad guy figures ever in 12 inch scale. The company’s CORPS! series didn’t introduce a group of villains until the

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  • Blow Pipe Action Man Returns

    Some figures are so crazy you just have to revisit them. I covered this Action Man back in 2014, and hadn’t opened the package. He’s soon to leave my collection,

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  • Coloring Time: The Drop on Snake Eyes

    Cobra Commander somehow got the drop on the world’s greatest ninja commando. You don’t see that every day.

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  • Arctic Commandos Stalker (1993)

    I was so bummed to miss out on the tundra Stalker figure. Released just two years after I had stopped collecting Joes as a kid, I spotted him at one

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  • Bullhorn (FSS 4.0)

    By KansasBrawler As a Joe child of the 90s, I have very fond memories of characters like Freefall, Ambush, and Bullhorn. The DiC Joe cartoon didn’t really air much in

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  • The Power of Packaging: 1985 Tele-Viper

    The Tele-Viper figure wasn’t one of my faves as a kid, but I sure liked the card art. It’s definitely one of the coolest looking Cobra cards. The figure to

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  • Snake Eyes (2008 Comic Pack)

    A series of the 2008 comic packs featured new material that took place between the pages of classic Joe comics. The Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow pack gave us issue

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  • Duke Micro Figure (1988)

    The 1988 assortments included the unique pack-in premium micro figures, tiny representations of Joes and Cobras in a style and scale similar to the little green army men of old.

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  • 1983 Airborne Revisited

    Posting the 25th anniversary Airborne last week got me to thinking about the original again, and how much I like the figure and character. There’s something timeless about the 1983

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  • American Skyforce Talking Commando (M- P.A.C.T.)

    Talking figures were a big deal in the early 90s. Not only did the Joes venture into this territory, but the knock-off market did as well. Toymax’s M-PACT line was

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  • Resolute Comic Pack Storm Shadow

    By KansasBrawler The two Resolute-branded comic packs were kind of interesting. The two Joes in the comic packs didn’t show up in Resolute at all (at least in a meaningful

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  • Frostbite (2003)

    By Past Nastification My hatred of head-to-toe repaints runs deep.  Grand Canyon deep.  Looking at this “Frostbite” figure takes some mental energy, because it’s just a Snow Job figure with

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