• Hard Master (2008)

    By Past Nastification One of the early 25th Anniversary Comic Pack figures, the Hard Master came packaged with a ninja-in-training Snake-Eyes figure. The Hard Master first appeared in Marvel Comics,

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  • Baroness (2007)

    When the initial 25th Anniversary five-pack sets made their way to toy shelves, I believe we all assumed Hasbro was simply going to revisit the most popular characters in a

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    STAR Force APC (1998 Lanard)

    The STAR Force series flew under my radar during its time in store shelves. I was looking for new Star Wars toys and wasn’t paying much attention to Lanard’s venture

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  • Lamprey (25th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler Hands down, the figure I was looking forward to the most out of the Defense of Cobra Island set was the Lamprey. I didn’t have the original Lamprey

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  • Lady Jaye (1997 Commando Team)

    Lady Jaye made perfect sense to rejoin the Joes’ return to shelves in 1997 since she’s a popular member of the team. Further, her role in the new Commando Team

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  • Wet Down (2001)

    By Past Nastification You already know how I feel about head-to-toe repaints, but we’ll look at Wet Down anyway. It’s impossible to look at this figure and not see it

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    Night Adder (Rise of Cobra)

    By KansasBrawler I love when new characters are introduced into the Joe brand. While Rise of Cobra was mostly about reinterpreting classic characters into a new aesthetic, the last wave

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  • The Power of Packaging: 1983 Airborne

    Is this not the boldest of the bold among GI Joe card art? He’s coming right at you! Airborne is also one of the unique subjects to get just a

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  • Rip It (2000)

    By Past Nastification As a non-golfer, I had no reference for the name “Rip It”. Once I understood that it was a golf term, my bewilderment turned to amusement. The

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  • Night Creeper (25th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler Ninjas have always been a rather controversial element in Joe history. Personally, I have no problems with them. Storm Shadow was established as a ninja from day one

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  • Mayhem Trooper (Black Major)

    Specialized Cobra troopers didn’t really become a part of the enemy forces until 1985’s Eels, Snow Serpents and Tele-Vipers. I often look back at the early Marvel comics issues and

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  • GI Joe General Colton (1994)

    By Past Nastification Unlike his teammate GI Jane, a recently reviewed figure, GI Joe got an action figure in 1:18 scale during the initial ARAH run. I’ll be referring to

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  • Mark “Sub-Zero” Habershaw

    By KansasBrawler I know many Joe fans consider 1989 the best year for Joes, but as someone who was born just a little later, I have a lot stronger memories

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  • Son of Dracula (1998)

    It’s not often that I get to scratch my monster kid itch on this blog. Halloween is the perfect excuse to throw a little horror into the mix of GI

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  • Python Patrol Storm Shadow (2018 Black Major)

    Python Patrol presents an interesting problem in terms of character selection. Just how many named Cobras should be part of the group? The concept lends itself well to army builders,

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  • Firefly Camo Storm Shadow (2018 Black Major)

    What happens when you mash up two of the coolest 1984 Cobra figures? Oh just the most epic Black Major Storm Shadow figure yet. I’ve said before that I’d buy

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  • Red Star (25th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler I’ll be the first to admit that the 25th Anniversary line had its problems. However, if there was one thing it handled well, it was character diversity. Yes,

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  • The Power of Packaging: Tiger Paw

    Sometimes you just run out of superlatives to describe the things that bring you joy. It’s no secret that I adore the GI Joe packaging of all decades, and primarily

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  • GI Jane (2006)

    By Past Nastification Released at the tail end of the New Sculpt era, GI Jane utilized the Bombstrike body. It was the best female body, or at least tied with

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  • Cobra Officer Prototype

    I grabbed this image way back in the 2000s from an eBay auction. If you were into collecting back then, you probably remember the plethora of auctions originating from China.

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