• Wild Bill (2004)

    I have said it time and again: I get a lot of joy out of the new sculpt era figures. It started when they hit the pegs back in the

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  • Flash (1983)

    It’s Father’s Day here in the US, so I thought it best re-up an old post that features memories and Dad and me. It’s a shame there’s no Joe product

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  • Urban Shadow (2016 Black Major)

    The mysterious Black Major has produced a veritable rainbow of variants to the classic Storm Shadow. Some have been based on rarities like Ninja Ku or Satan, and others have

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  • SAW Viper (50th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler Usually, it doesn’t bum me out when I can’t afford to buy in on a con set. However, back when the GIJCC did the Nocturnal Fire con set,

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  • Los Mineros: Heroic Rescue (2011)

    It’s not often (until recent licenses like Kong and Rampage) toy maker Lanard gets topical. Back in 2011 they released a really unique set based on the amazing 2010 rescue

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  • Scarlett (2002)

    By Past Nastificaton As one of the few, very few, collectors who like the New Sculpt era, I gotta give it up for the this version of Scarlett. It’s pretty

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  • Coloring Time: Time to get to Work!

    The Joe arrive in the Rolling Thunder to take out Cobra’s base. Notice a similarity to other Cobra bases in other Joe media? I guess the smaller outposts just get

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  • Crimson Guard Immortal (FSS 3.0)

    By KansasBrawler Hands down, I think I was looking forward to Crimson Guard Immortal the most out of this third Figure Subscription Service. I never had the Crimson Guard growing

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  • Cyber-Vipers (1993)

    I covered this figure once before, but I thought it’s such an interesting and different figure from the usual Cobra troops, and deserves another look. The last time I took

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  • The Joy of Joe Available Now

    A new GI Joe related book is available via Amazon, featuring thirty essays by Joe fans of all stripes, from authors, artists, collectors and more. Edited by and featuring an

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  • Psyche-Out (1988)

    By Past Nastification 1987 was a great year for GI Joe. It arguably gave us the last wave of strong characters (or it could be that this was the last

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  • Captivating Cover: Roof of the World

    I have no idea what this book is about, but if I’m judging a book by its cover, I think I need to find out. How can it not be

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  • Scoop (FSS 5.0)

    By KansasBrawler The Joe team has always been a bit ahead of its time. While Americans weren’t familiar with the concept of embedded journalists until the second Gulf War, the

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  • Roboskull (1984/1985 Action Force)

    Finally–the entry you’ve been waiting for after all these years. 1984 Storm Shadow? No–it’s the Roboskull! This is the most awesomely crazy enemy vehicle ever. Only the Cobra Rat is

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  • Hulkbuster (2008)

    By Past Nastification Sometimes Hasbro does fun things with GI Joe molds. For its Incredible Hulk movie line, it used recolored GI Joe figures as part of the Hulkbuster team.

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  • The Power of Packaging: Action Force Roboskull

    I am intrigued by the Action Force packaging for a couple of reasons. The bold and angular style of the box layout is an interesting counterpoint to the American GI

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  • Action Force 30th Anniversary Commemorative Special (bloodforthebaron.com)

    While the internet is a wonderful tool and an amazing resource, there’s something about holding a book in one’s hands that can’t be fully replicate online. As a toy collector,

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  • Resolute Roadblock

    By KansasBrawler Resolute did a lot of great things for the Joe brand. I appreciated the more adult oriented cartoon and the modern take on the Joes was very well

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  • Vehicle Play Tent

    Now this is a play tent I can get behind (if not into). While many kids’ tents simply went the usual route of printing images of the characters and their

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  • The Power of Packaging: Retaliation Night Viper

    It’s not often that we focus on modern card art in a TPOP feature, but I find the Retaliation line look speaks to an issue that’s all to common in

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