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 >

Cobra Ferret ATV (2006)

Cobra Ferret ATV (2006)

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The Ferret is one of the 80s Joe vehicles that I don’t think I’ll ever get fed up with. Others from the same period, like the AWE Striker, have really worn out their welcome. To me, the Ferret stands out much like the HISS tank in that respect. I don’t care if they released it in pink dalmation More >

Steel Brigade Skyhawk (2005)

Steel Brigade Skyhawk (2005)

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The 2005 convention marked my first experience attending a JoeCon. Located in Minneapolis, it was within a reasonable driving distance from home, and the set theme had really piqued my interest. The black, red and gold of the Iron Grenadiers looked amazing, and the prospect of a new IG villain, More >

Dreadnok Cycle (2004)

Dreadnok Cycle (2004)

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Remember when convention exclusive vehicles’ secondary market prices didn’t reach instananeous and stratospheric heights? Up until a few years ago, one could initially pick up many JoeCon items for a 20 to 30 percent mark-up. Some items from those days, like this Dreadnok Cycle, weren’t all that More >

Cobra Red Ninja (2007)

Cobra Red Ninja (2007 Sigma 6)

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It’s convention time again. Unfortunately, I’m not able to attend this year. However, I thought I would take the time to catch up on a couple of subjects I haven’t covered in a while: one of which is convention items. Today, it’s just a taste of what’s to come. Starting tomorrow, I’ll be More >

Storm Shadow (2009)

Storm Shadow (2009)

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The second Cobra five pack of the 25th anniversary line, much like the GI Joe version, improved on a few versions of figures that were previously lacking in their modern interpretations. Baroness was one of the better early revamps. Storm Shadow was another, at least in terms of his mold. He More >

Rising Tide-Box-Front

BTR-Ticles: Rising Tide

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by Twitziller

While it is commonly considered to be part of the second series of Built To Rule G.I. Joe sets, it’s a little fuzzier than that. While it was released in 2004, the Rising Tide, along with the Cobra Sand Snake, saw a wider distribution than the true series 2 sets, which were released More >

Polar Assault Eel (2014)

Polar Assault Eel (2014 Kre-O)

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I’ve not felt like really army building any of the Kre-O Cobras until this fellow came along. An odd thing to say, considering that Hasbro’s beautifully simple brick homage to the Real American Hero era figures has already brought several iconic Cobra troop types, from the standard “blueshirt” More >

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