• HasCon Report: Part 1

    By Flag Points Dave GI Joe has always been a “local” thing to me. I grew up in the Catskill Mountains of New York, played with the toys in my

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  • Captivating Cover: Sigma 6 Issue #4

    Ready for an understatement? The Sigma 6 cartoon series is not well regarded. Part of the 4KidsTV block, it was a good-looking show, but weak plots and mediocre voice acting

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  • Playmobil Wolf

    By Past Nastification 1:18 GI Joe has done a good job of representing the genus Canis starting with 1984’s Junkard. Timber, Order, Sandstorm, Lamont, New Sculpt Junkyard, Modern Era Timber,

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  • The Power of Packaging: 1982 Short-Fuze

    If there’s one thing that the ARAH line got right from the get-go, it was the figures’ packaging. From the bold design elements to the focus on the specialty and

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  • 50th Anniversary BAT

    By KansasBrawler Growing up, I always wanted the original B.A.T. figure. It came out just a little before my time in the Joe brand, but it was still shown on

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  • Action Force Palitoy Collectors’ Guide (Bloodforthebaron.com)

    I’ve long sung the praises of Blood for the Baron, the premiere online resource for all things Action Force. For a collector with a historical bent, it’s a gargantuan resource

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  • Snow Job (1997)

    By Past Nastification Where does the time go? Two decades have rolled by since Kenner rolled out the second version of the Joes’ first dedicated arctic trooper. Yep, this was

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  • Christmas Catalog Miscellany

    I remember this time of year as a kid being filled with excitement and possibility. Fall meant a return to school, as well as the arrival of a new round

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  • Hercules (2017 Black Major)

    Black Major has been producing interesting variants of Cobra troops using the 80s trooper mold for some time. His most recent offerings include a new troop type code named Hercules.

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  • Skymate (Project: Downfall)

    By KansasBrawler While I may not have had the Air Commandos figures growing up, I’ve always been fascinated by obscure Joes, and that definitely describes that particular subset. Personally, I

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  • GI Joe Extreme Cross-Sell

    In the interests of equal time, we present another in a series of occasional GI Joe Extreme posts. The series isn’t anyone’s favorite, but it deserves coverage, if only for

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  • Ripper (2002)

    By Past Nastification The further away from it we get, the more quality I find in the New Sculpt era. This isn’t a whitewashing of the badness, but a taking

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  • Coloring Time: Rolling Thunder

    One of the more impressive of the late 1980s vehicles, the Rolling Thunder is a real beast. It’s too bad we didn’t see it in an animated series. It would

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  • Major Bludd (1983)

    Sebastian Bludd, arguably the most self-serving and cold blooded of Cobra’s operatives, has been a go-to bad guy within my Joeverse since the early 80s. My memory of getting this

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  • Cloudburst (Project: Downfall)

    By KansasBrawler When I got back into Joe collecting during high school, YoJoe exposed me to a lot of interesting figures I didn’t know existed. Growing up in Kansas and

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  • Grand Slam (2009)

    By Past Nastification Introduced as a Target exclusive for the Rise of Cobra line, the 2009 Grand Slam is my favorite version of the character. The previous 25A-style Grand Slam

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  • JAD Moment of Zen: Knocking Heads

    It’s been a while since we took a non-sequitur turn here at JAD. Here’s your JAD Moment of Zen…

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  • Cobra Commander (2004 Comic Pack)

    The early issues of the Marvel GI Joe comic in particular presented the characters with varying differences among their uniforms. Herb Trimpe, Mike Vosburg and others had an artistic license

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  • Snake Eyes (Custom Commando)

    This figure was inspired by the unique looking version of the team’s popular commando seen on an early sticker set. I picked up a ton of extra comic pack sets

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  • Freefall (Project: Downfall)

    By KansasBrawler Going into Joe Con 2016, I had some pretty strong ideas about what the souvenir sets were going to be. However, I was almost completely off base compared

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