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Video Review: Battle Below Zero (2014)

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It’s the final review in our week long coverage of the Toys R Us 50th anniversary product. Check out our coverage of the Battle Below Zero set. It’s a battle in a box!

VAMP Mk II and Flint (2014)

VAMP Mk II and Flint (2014)

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Continuing coverage of the Danger at the Docks set, part of the Toys R Us 50th anniversary series, it’s yet another remake of a couple of iconic 1980s GI Joe toys. Although this retail version puts a new spin on the two in terms of decocration, the VAMP Mk II and a new Flint are nevertheless More >

Night Raft and Eel (2014)

Night Raft and Cobra Eel (2014)

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I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I have to say it again, the Cobra Night Landing set is one of my favorite GI Joe toys, and one of my favorite overall toys of the 80s. The 1985 Eel also falls within the same category. The Night Landing had a re-release during the last Toys R Us exclusive run in More >

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 >

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