• Marauder Snowmobile (Force of Battle 2000)

    By KansasBrawler It’s time for another KansasBrawler confession. I like a lot of early Joe vehicles, but I’ve never really liked the vintage Polar Battle Bear. For some reason, that

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  • The GI Joe File: Part 3

    Wrapping up the GI Joe File are two more pages, featuring a full page of Zap as well as the continuation of the Larry Hama interview and Steeler with the

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  • The GI Joe File: Part 2

    Continuing the 1984 Marvel Age article, this page features more unseen Trimpe art as well as a bit of coverage of the historic silent issue. An image of Rock N’

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  • The GI Joe File: Part 1

    Marvel Age ran quite a few GI Joe articles over the course of its run, which is no surprise considering the mag was one of the publisher’s best sellers for

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  • The Power of Packaging: 1983 Zap

    Looking back at the first series of 80s Joes, I get a sense that these images more than any others would make a great collage. Has anyone done that yet?

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  • Cobra Mortal (2006)

    This figure holds the honor of least handled of all my convention exclusives. Why? Because it came with a nice little warning note from the club explaining that the toy

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  • Blaster (Force of Battle 2000)

    By KansasBrawler When we were kids, Blaster was KansasBrother’s one Battle Force 2000 figure. From what he can remember, Blaster was a gift from one of the cousins who knew

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  • Storm Shadow (2005)

    The original Storm Shadow figure for me is the perfect example of what I love about the 1980s GI Joe thing. Ninjas were and always are cool, masked bad guys

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  • Coloring Time: What’s Wrong, Snake Eyes?

    Timmy?! He’s trapped in the well?! That’s what I thought when I first saw this page. It’s actually an interesting image for a coloring book. You’ll have to use several

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  • Shang Tsung (1994 Mortal Kombat)

    The news of a possible return of Kay-Bee toys reminds me of the defunct chain’s mall stores and the oddities often found within. A visit was equally likely to result

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  • Dodger (Force of Battle 2000)

    By KansasBrawler Intellectually, I knew there were probably more members of Battle Force 2000 than just my Dee-Jay and KansasBrother’s Blaster. However, they weren’t ever on the pegs when I

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  • Action Force and the A-Team in 1984 Argos Catalog

    Here’s another example of Action Force in an Argos catalog, although this time sharing a page with the A-Team and Masters of the Universe. He-Man and company appear to be

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  • The New Joes in Marvel Age #34

    Marvel Age was the company’s monthly advertising book, a concept that took the in-house ad to the next level. Among the what’s-on-sale features were previews of upcoming comics as well

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  • Captivating Cover: GI Joe vs. Six Million Dollar Man #1

    It’s not another April Fool’s Day prank, but a real incentive variant cover for the IDW/Dynamite crossover you didn’t know you needed. Now, in all honesty I would have preferred

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  • Sio Bibble (2000)

    Man it’s amazing just how many Sio Bibble figures Hasbro has produced over the years! With the release of super-articulated versions back in the Vintage Collection as well as more

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  • Blocker (Force of Battle 2000)

    By KansasBrawler Like I’ve said before, Battle Force 2000 wasn’t really on my radar much as a kid. KansasBrother had Blaster when we were kids and I eventually got Dee-Jay

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  • Cobra Soldier B (Red Laser Factory Custom)

    By Past Nastification After reading reviews by Rob and by Forgotten Figures, I have given into the temptation to purchase some “factory custom” figures. I know there are backstories about

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  • The Power of Packaging: Emergency Rescue

    GI Joe’s short-lived but super funky post-Adventure Team series doesn’t get enough exposure when the history of the brand is discussed. A few sites like 3DSuperJoes and Plaidstallions bring the

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  • Rayden (1995 Mortal Kombat Movie)

    During my last search for blog subjects, I ran across my set of Mortal Kombat figures, including the movie versions. Though neither the game nor film-based figures were part of

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  • Gung Ho (2005)

    Sometimes I break out an old figure and I’m surprised by what I find. Of course, that surprise could be positive or negative, but I’m most happy obviously to find

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