Razor Trooper (2004)

Razor Trooper (2004)

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No, it’s not the code name for the Cobra barber. Instead it’s a trooper based upon another named Cobra agent. Razorclaw was an individual released during Valor vs. Venom, and as such, had been genetically modified by Dr. Mindbender.

Surprisingly, the man was given his own cadre of troops to lead, More >

Retaliation Joe Colton

Retaliation Joe Colton

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by KansasBrawler

Yipee-kai-yay, Mr. Falcon! Sometimes, a toy run surprises you. I called an audible on a trip where I was actually flying solo for a change and swung in to Toys ‘R’ Us even though I wasn’t really looking for anything. Imagine my surprise when, after all their post-Christmas More >

Raptor Buckle

Belt Buckle Week – Day 6: Cobra Class of ’87

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The Bad Guys got in on the action in a big way in 1987. These are some seriously bodacious buckles, people. I suppose the villains are expected to be more ostentatious, but this year seems to eclipse them all in terms of style.

I would expect a yahoo like Raptor to go all out with theme imagery, More >

Razor Trooper (2004)

Belt Buckle Week – Day 5: Razor Trooper (2004)

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So if wearing one cool belt buckle is good, then wearing two must be even better. However, the Razor Trooper from 2004 apparently couldn’t make up his mind. He was available in two different (well, slightly) two packs: one with Neurotoxin and one with Sand Scorpion. If you bought one pack, you’d More >

Armadillo Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle Week – Day 4: Armadillo (1988)

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One of the most undercooked GI Joe uniform designs gave rise to an impressive belt buckle. It’s the sort of thing you’d expect to see on a cowboy type, with a longhorn skull emblazoned across it. The fancy buckle actually works within the confines of the design of the figure’s lower extremities. Up More >

S6 Shipwreck Buckle

Belt Buckle Week – Day 3: Sigma 6 Shipwreck

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I just couldn’t leave the brand’s most forgotten and oft-ridiculed segment out of this week-long celebration of all this buckle-ish. Shipwreck naturally lends himself to seafaring imagery, and it’s no surprise that an anchor would make several appearances upon his person. The decorative buckle, More >

Hasbro House Buckle

Belt Buckle Week – Day 2: Grunt (1983)

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Even the military gets in on the buckle act sometimes, and fancy schmancy buckles have been de rigeur in armies for centuries. They inform friend and foe alike of one’s affiliation and even rank. At other times in history they existed only to look dandy. It’s no surprise then that a colorful group More >

2003 Cobra Commander Buckle

Belt Buckle Week – Day 1: Cobra Commander (2003)

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Is there any more American method of expressing important aspects of one’s beliefs or identity other than through an article of clothing? From t-shirts to kerchiefs to trucker caps, folks from all walks of life seem to use this most non-verbal method of communication from time to time. Belt buckles More >

Grunt (2003)

Grunt (2003)

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I’ve covered Grunt in his Spy Troops incarnation before, but after taking pics of a few other disguised figures last week, I’ve wanted to take another look at him. Many of the Spy Troops series snap on armor, leg and arm bracers and helmets were less than convincing. Some were of a downright More >

Kre-O Wolverine

Kre-O Wolverine

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by KansasBrawler

Even though I never had it as a kid (or even knew about since this was back in the days before the Internet), I’ve always thought the Wolverine was a pretty cool Joe vehicle. Hailing from 1983, the Wolverine had a very realistic military design, yet since it was an “armored missile More >

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