• 25th Anniversary Cobra Commander

    By KansasBrawler Having already reviewed the Retaliation Ultimate Cobra Commander, this figure is a lot tougher to like. However, I still have to applaud at the good work Hasbro did

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  • Kung Fu Grip Commercial

    GI Joe has hands that grip!

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  • Battleground Art: Mutt & Junkyard

    The GI Joe Battleground mobile app was a treasure trove of character art, and it spanned all the various eras of the Real American Hero series. Case in point is

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  • Extreme Conditions Snow Serpent

    By KansasBrawler Growing up, I never had the original Snow Serpent, but ever since I got back into G.I. Joe in high school during the relatively early days of the

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  • Heroes Playsets Fortress

    By Past Nastification The label “fortress” appears nowhere on the box, but it feels like the right word. The fortress was the anchor piece of the playset in which the

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  • Demon Ranger Cardback

    From the land of the the cheapest and craziest of 80s Joe knock-offs comes Demon Ranger! My absolute favorite enemy-centered toyline ever, and a much more inventive series name than

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  • The Power of Packaging: 1983 Destro

    What can I say about a card like this that isn’t apparent just by looking at it. If I could narrow my list of favorite GI Joe package art down

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    Footloose (2005)

    By Past Nastification Say, it’s Shipwreck! Wait, that’s not Shipwreck, but only because it has Alpine arms! It’s… Footloose? Yes, it’s Footloose. Despite being a near head-to-toe repaint, not to

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  • Battle Damaged Snake Eyes

    By KansasBrawler This is a hard figure for me to review. I generally like variations on a theme, however, my least favorite variation is the “battle damaged” version. The modern

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  • John Eagle (Ultra CORPS!)

    Lanard’s twelve inch Ultra CORPS! line filled a niche that the large scale GI Joe series wasn’t focused too heavily in at the time. Although the Joes were available as

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  • Cobra Commander (2008 SDCC Blue Variant)

    Oh you gotta love the 25th Anniversary San Diego Comicon variant figures. Yesterday I recounted a tale of the joys of toy collecting in the 90s, when figures appeared in

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  • Cobra Commander (China)

    Cobra Commander was the first GI Joe figure I got way way back in 1983. I traded a Return of the Jedi Weequay for him, one of the most impressive

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  • Ambush (FSS 5)

    By KansasBrawler I think I’ve made it clear over the years that I’m a fan of the later years of Joes. My love of figures from 1993 and 1994 is

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  • Sgt. Stalker (2005)

    Time to revisit a figure that’s become one of my favorite modern o-ring Joes. I’ve harped on it before; I really really miss these guys. I really miss GI Joe

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  • Dr. Mindbender (2003)

    By Past Nastification GI Joe in 1:18th scale has had several eras.  They are ARAH, New Sculpt, 25A/Modern.  The 25A/Modern Era is currently in vogue, and the ARAH will always

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  • Estrela Falcon Advert

    I have become smitten by the incredible twelve inch Estrela Falcon figures. This advertisement gives us a good sampling of the most interesting figures in their sci-fi oriented sets. “To

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  • 25th Anniversary Torch

    By KansasBrawler I’ve mentioned before that though I’ve always liked the concept of the Dreadnoks, I never actually had any of them growing up. The closest I got to having

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  • Scorpion (1994 Mortal Kombat)

    This particular Mortal Kombat mold was available in a veritable panoply of colors during the run of Hasbro video game and film tie-in toys. I did not hesitate to Taste

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  • Coloring Time: Rise of Cobra’s Cobras

    Grab your drab crayons kids, because it’s time for another Rise of Cobra coloring book page. As much as I didn’t care for the film’s costume designs, I have to

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  • Hardtop (2004)

    By Past Nastification In a forum conversation I read years ago, someone threw out the idea that maybe “Night Force” and “Tiger Force” worked better for GI Joe not as

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