Combat Glasses

GI Joe Combat Glasses

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I don’t know about you, but if I were in the midst of a heated battle with Cobra, I’d be jonesing for these sweet shades to protect my delicate ocular orbs! Bright optic orange? Sweet! Too bad they don’t come in prescription. And hey, they’re only one dollar–waitaminute, what’s that asterisk all More >

Rapid Runner-Box-Front

BTR-Ticles: Rapid Runner

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by Twitziller

The Built to Rule Rapid Runner is the second of two micro sets offered in the second series of BTR in 2004. Like the packaging of other second series sets, the figure is no longer visible through a clear window on the front of the box.

In its primary mode, the Rapid Runner is a More >

Bazooka (2008)

Sgt. Bazooka (2008)

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Bazooka wasn’t a popular character with me as a kid. The cartoon version was a goofball, and the figure just didn’t capture my imagination. Most of the Joes I received as a kid collector came from infrequent trips to the toy store, or special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas. The only More >

Cobra BAT (2008)

Cobra BAT (2008)

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I find myself much more interested in this figure than many others of his time. Everything seems to come together. Maybe the original BAT design lends itself well to the highly detailed modern style, or the non-human characteristics just allow for the collector eye to be more forgiving than with More >

Beachhead (PoC)

Beachhead (Pursuit of Cobra)

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by KansasBrawler

I managed to find the first wave of Pursuit of Cobra figures all at one time, so I can’t really give Beachhead the distinction of the first Pursuit figure I purchased, but I do know that I was so taken by his new design that he was definitely the first one I opened up when I got More >

GI Joe Hawk (2008)

GI Joe Hawk (2008)

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Hawk’s 1986 redesign was one of my favorite figures as a kid, edging out other greats from 1986. I suppose I liked him based on his comic appearances, despite the fact that the action figure didn’t resemble the comic Hawk in hair color. Not a huge deal to me as a kid, because I was also a cartoon More >

Cobra Commander (2008)

Cobra Commander (2008)

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Cobra Commander with a cape? Fabulous, absolutely fabulous. Only the truly motivated world conquering megalomaniacs among us would dress up to this level of snickerdoodlery. The man was flashy enough with his double breasted fascist business suit with matching hood, but to add a cape, not to More >

Scarlett (2009)

Scarlett (2009)

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Female figures don’t sell. If you’ve been collecting action figures for a minute, and have ever read or heard and interview with a toy company rep, be it Hasbro, Mattel, Toy Biz or others, you’re familiar with the mantra. Conventional wisdom states that its true. Until I had a child, I had my More >

Moccasin-Box-Front

BTR-Ticles: Cobra Moccasin

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by Twitziller

Released as part of the first series of Built To Rule sets in 2003, the Cobra Moccasin is the only Cobra water vehicle in the BTR line.

The Moccasin partially shares a name with one of the most iconic Cobra water vehicles, the Cobra Water Moccasin from 1984. The primary mode is a More >

Comandos Helicóptero (2009)

Comandos Helicóptero (2009)

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Wrapping up four days of convention vehicle coverage, it’s one of the items that I was most pleasantly surprised to see during my years of buying the Collector’s Club exclusives. The Comandos Helicóptero was part of the 2009 offerings, and the whole set is special to me, since that year’s con was More >

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