• A Letter From Joe A Day

    Well folks, I’ve got to break it to you. I’m going to step away from Joe A Day. This year has been a challenge for me in the Real World,

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  • Cobra Ninja (Code Name: Storm Shadow)

    Hard to believe it’s been almost eight years since I started this project. It’s probably even harder to believe that in those years, I’ve not covered the original Storm Shadow

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  • Medi-Viper (2005)

    By Past Nastification The Medi-Vipers’ origin date waaaay back to the Marvel Comics run, where they popped up from time to time. They wore the old-fashioned head mirrors on their

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  • Accelerator Suit Duke (Rise of Cobra)

    By KansasBrawler I’ve professed my love for the sci-fi elements of the G.I. Joe brand quite a few times before on this blog. With that context in mind, it should

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  • Captivating Cover: Marvel Issue 25

    35 years ago today, this issue hit spinner racks. It quickly became a touchstone in my GI Joe collecting, and was one of the first issues that sold me on

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  • Dog Handler (Code Name: Mutt)

    During my recent refocus on chronological coverage of the Joe team, I uncovered a few surprising subjects missing from my years of past posts. One of the biggest exclusions was

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  • Cobra Eels (1985)

    By KansasBrawler Ever since I rediscovered the Joe brand in high school during the relaunch era, I’ve been strangely fascinated with a few vintage figures I didn’t have as a

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  • Zartan (2007)

    By Past Nastification The fingerprint of Devil’s Due is all over this Zartan, although nothing on the packaging would indicate it. DD might have been denied any credit deserved for

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  • Flamethrower (Code Name: Blowtorch)

    Blowtorch was one of the first figures of 1984 that I was excited–and I mean really excited–to get. I was also excited to find out what the figure’s code name

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  • Jungle Trooper (Code Name: Recondo)

    There are a few GI Joe figures that have passed beyond the realm of simply being well made and memorable to the die hard fans. Figures like the original Cobra

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  • Big Jim Double Trouble Comic Ad

    Man–it’s hard to believe I’ve been chronicling the amazing toy line that is Large James for almost eight years! As you know if you follow this blog regularly, I hold

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  • Blowtorch (50th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler All right, loyal readers, I have a confession to make. I bought the 25th Anniversary Blowtorch and had buyer’s remorse pretty quickly. I don’t know why, but I

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  • Tracker (Code Name: Spirit)

    In the days of the Sunbow cartoon, I couldn’t quite fathom why Spirit was set up as an antagonist for Storm Shadow, when Snake Eyes was also about. Maybe it

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  • Twin Battle Gun (Whirlwind)

    I am a sucker for the towed artillery that peppered the early years of the Real American Hero line. These weapons bring a variety to the battlefield beyond tanks and

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  • Skimobile (Polar Battle Bear)

    Does it get any sweeter than the Polar Battle Bear? I think not. Since 1983, this has been my go-to winter/arctic vehicle. Yes, I even elevate it above the Snow

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  • Cobra Night Watch Officer (25th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler Overall, the 25th Anniversary line, while far from perfect, did a great job at referencing just about every facet of the small scale Joe brand’s history. One of

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  • Battle Armor (S.N.A.K.E.)

    One of the great elements of the relaunched Joes of the 80s were the options in lower price points. For a little more dough than what you’d spend on a

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  • Flag Points Podcast Lives On at 3DJoes!

    The entire run of Flag Points is now available at 3DJoes! It was an honor to be a part of the show, and I can’t wait to listen back to

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  • Heavy Duty (50th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler If you told me that Hasbro was going to give Heavy Duty some attention again, I probably would have laughed at you. Don’t get me wrong, I have

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  • Cobra H.I.S.S. (High Speed Sentry)

    The HISS tank! I almost can’t believe I haven’t covered Cobra’s most famous and versatile ground vehicle after lo these almost eight years. It’s cliche to put this forth, but

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