• Cobra Viper (2006)

    The Viper has a storied history of releases during the new sculpt era. One would think such an iconic Cobra trooper would have been a slam-dunk success, a license to

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  • Checkpoint (2006)

    The Steel Brigade made a surprise return to the Joe mythos at the tail end of the new sculpt era. It was a welcome sight for me, as I’ve always

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  • Crimson Guard (25th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler There are very few figures I’d consider missing from my childhood collection. However, the one glaring omission was the Crimson Guard. I thought that they looked so cool

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  • Outlaw (2017 Red Lasers Army)

    The hits keep coming with the Red Lasers Army custom figures. Last year’s mix of army builders and named characters piqued my interest as soon as I saw them. The

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  • Leoric (1987 Visionaries)

    I’ve long thought I could tie GI Joe and Visionaries together in a way that goes beyond the figures’ construction style. Now I don’t have to try to make up

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  • Sigma 6 Stand-Up Centerpiece

    One day, I’m going to have a big ole GI Joe themed party. Most likely for my birthday, or possibly the birthday of this blog. Ten years sounds good, if

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  • Action Force and Action Man in 1983 Argos Catalog

    I’m a catalog nut, and particularly enjoy diorama setups from the golden age ads of the 1980s. I pored over the Sears, Wards and JC Penney catalogs enough to call

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  • Resolute Cobra Commander

    By KansasBrawler When Resolute Cobra Commander was first released as a single carded figure, I wasn’t really that interested in him. Sure, he was a bit of a different than

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  • The Power of Packaging: Heavy Weapons

    One of the unique features of the 1960s boxed GI Joe sets were the photo packages. Most were also different from other offerings in that the photos pictured more contemporary

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  • Captivating Cover: GI Joe #59

    Before the days of the Local Comic Shop, my purchases were irregular in terms of titles as well as individual issues. As a kid with limited funds, I was picking

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  • Condor Strike (Power Commandos)

    I don’t think any figure quite sums up the crazy possibilities (with maybe the exception of Lightning Mobutu) of what’s possible when a knock-off toy maker throws caution to the

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  • Rise of Cobra Tunnel Rat

    By KansasBrawler Growing up, I never knew about Night Force. I didn’t hear about it until I was in high school and was wandering around the Joe online collecting community

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  • GI Joe in 1988 Eaton’s Catalog

    I don’t even remember where or when I found this scan of an Eaton’s catalog GI Joe page (apologies if anyone knows where it originated) but I’m in love with

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  • MANTA Blueprints

    Over the years, we’ve not covered one of the most integral elements of the 1980s Joe toys: blueprints. These little extras, printed on the reverse side of vehicle/playset instructions were

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  • Imitation VAMP

    By Past Nastification When the grocery store is three blocks out of the way, and all you really need is milk, Family Dollar is there.  It doesn’t have to be

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  • Kre-O Checkpoint Alpha

    By KansasBrawler I’ve always been a big fan of the old-school Battle Stations and Battlefield Accessories. Heck, my very first Field Reports before I became a weekly blogger here were

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  • The Power of Packaging: Cobra Jet Pack

    If there’s one thing Cobra does better than the Joes, it’s to come up with outlandish and ultimately dangerous vehicles. I salute them in this regard, as it takes a

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  • Edmond Honda (1994)

    GI Joe’s 80s period stands as a triumph of interconnected toys and accessories. Thanks to the common design and size of the figures, there are very few instances of characters

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  • GI Joe in 1987 Sears Canada Wishbook

    This page has not only some ’86 and ’87 Joe favorites like the Tomahawk and Mobile Command Center, but it’s also got a sampling of non-Joe product. This one shows

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  • 25th Anniversary Snake Eyes

    By KansasBrawler I’ve reviewed a lot of modern product during these Field Reports. I suppose that means it’s time to review the one that started it all—25th Anniversary Snake Eyes.

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