Destro (2014)

Destro (2014)

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Here he is. Probably the most anticipated figure in the 50th Anniversary offerings. First seen at JoeCon as part of Hasbro’s concept case display, a new Destro has been on many fans’ wish lists for a remake. How does he measure up against previous modern versions? First off, he’s pretty large. More >

Night Viper (2014)

Night Viper (2014)

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What’s more frustrating than finding an original Retaliation Night Viper on the pegs? How about getting the follow-up figure to hold its main weapon? I must have tried ten times to get his tiny trigger finger through the guard while maneuvering the hand to grip the stock. I eventually gave up and More >

Leatherneck (2014)

Leatherneck (2014)

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Say what you will about modern GI Joe vs the o-ring of old, the new style of construction sure lends itself well to kitbashing. For years, fans had been creating custom figures through the judicious reuse of existing parts, and the melding of various arms, legs, torsos, etc. Hasbro did the same More >

HEAT Viper (2014)

HEAT Viper (2014)

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It’s good to see new GI Joe product on the shelves. Earlier this year, no one really knew if Hasbro was going to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the seminal action figure brand. All corners of the fandom have weighed in with opinions on the makeup of the Toy R Us exclusive line, and I won’t More >

Slip Stream (2003)

Slip Stream (2003)

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Just what happened to Slip Stream’s face mask? Shouldn’t these things have a hose of some sort that connect to any oxygen supply? In fact, the Ace mold on which the body is based had a helmet that plugged right into the figure’s chest. You can still see the little hole, in fact. Maybe there’s some More >

Blanka (1993)

Blanka (1993)

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The way that the Street Fighter designs were adapted to the GI Joe style is an interesting thing. Take Blanka, for example. His video game appearance is one of the most fanciful of all the game’s characters. He’s basically a hulking, shirtless, animalistic creature with a wild shock of hair. And More >

Red Ninja

Retaliation Ninja Showdown Red Ninja

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by KansasBrawler

Hi, my name is KansasBrawler…and I’m a Ninja Force fan. While I’ll admit that the figures had flaws, there were still some pretty good figures released under that banner, especially in the first year. Figures like the new Storm Shadow, Slice, Dice and Nunchuk are all great designs, More >

Ice Force

Captivating Cover: Ice Force

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Holy cow! Now this is action! I really want to see what happens in this book, but unfortunately that’s not the point of the Captivating Cover feature. We simply judge the book by its–you know…

The book appears to feature the relaunch series version of Frostbite. However, like other covers in the More >

torn84

The Final Flag Points: Part 1

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Well, the Flag Points podcast is coming to a close. We’re going out in grand style with a couple of jam-packed episodes. The first part is up at the Podbean site. I’ve got an epic Knock It Off segment in the middle of the show, covering the brilliant American Defense S.I.T. series. You can read More >

Sub Viper (2001)

Sub Viper (2001)

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The pilot of the Wave Crusher, a repainted SHARC released as part of the Real American Hero Collection, the Sub Viper is itself a redeco. Though his vehicle is something of a lackluster repaint of a craft that’s been done to death, the Sub Viper himself is welcome reuse of a cool 90s mold.

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