• Neo-Viper (Rise of Cobra Desert Pack)

    By KansasBrawler While some folks may not have liked the movie, the Rise of Cobra line was very effective at what it did—getting screen-accurate action figures out quite quickly. However,

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  • In the Cards: Desert Scorpion

    You know what I love most about Desert Scorpion? Is it the amazing weapon complement? The unique uniform design? The cool, Snake Eyes-Esque mask? I appreciate all those great elements,

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  • Shadow Strike (2005)

    By Past Nastification It’s got those great New Sculpt proportions! It’s a head-to-toe repaint! It’s Shadow Strike!! But, waitaminute! I like this lazy, stupid figure! How can that be? Because

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  • Destro (25th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler While I’ve always loved Destro, I never felt the need to track down the original Destro. I thought the 1988 Iron Grenadiers version was perfect. However, it does

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  • Lady Jaye (25th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler I’ve been a fan of Lady Jaye for as long as I can remember. I thought Flint and Lady Jaye were the best part of the cartoon when

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    Fist of Curry! (Kung Fu Takeout!)

    It’s not a secret that I’m a big-time mark for Lanard Toys. Obviously, their GI Joe me-too series The CORPS! is right up my alley, but I’m also interested in

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  • Deep Six (1984)

    By Past Nastification There is a certain aesthetic beauty regulator that most people have in their brains. I lack it. I only know how to passably dress because of fundamentals

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    Alley Viper (1994)

    It’s time to blast back to one of the first figures I covered when I started this craziness back in 2011. Back then, I was just grabbing whatever figure struck

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  • Jungle Assault Spirit (Pursuit of Cobra)

    By KansasBrawler I don’t know why, but I’ve never really had much of an affinity for Spirit. I always thought his original figure looked a bit like they grabbed as

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  • Kre-O Dial-Tone and Tele-Viper

    By KansasBrawler Communications has always been an integral part of warfare. The G.I. Joe line understood that from day one, with Breaker being part of the original the team. In

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  • GI Joe on Sale at K-Mart…in 2002

    Here’s a double your displeasure ad if you’re a toy collector. An ad from an almost defunct department store for a brand that’s in hibernation. Yay! Sorry I didn’t get

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  • Dark Ninja Brawler (2012 Micro Force)

    By Past Nastification GI Joe in alternate formats, like the Combat Heroes or even the 12” figures, usually doesn’t catch my interest. The Micro Force figures were an exception. An

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  • Ace (1997)

    Ace is one of those Joe characters you can almost always expect to show up in a new line. The team usually has a fighter aircraft of some sort, and

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  • Comic Pack Beachhead

    By KansasBrawler I generally like it when Hasbro and the GIJCC do more spiritual updates of characters. I like a lot of figures’ vintage looks, but at the same time,

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    2018 Lanard Warehouse Sale

    It’s the most wonderful GI Joe knockoff time of the year! The Lanard Toys warehouse sale started today, and we made our yearly pilgrimage to check out the offerings. As

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  • Stars and Stripes Rock ‘N Roll (1997)

    It’s Turkey Day once again and time to break out a not-so-great Joe. Oh boy this one’s gonna hurt. Imagine if I told you two of the most special and

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  • Captivating Cover: GI Joe #146

    Star Brigade! GI Joe and space travel have a long history, and even though the 90s flirtation with the final frontier was more based in sci-fi than fact, I appreciate

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  • 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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