Here’s something I never thought I’d see: an arctic themed Scrap Iron. He hails from the internet exclusive multi pack known as the Extreme Conditions: Arctic Assault Squad. What a mouthfull! The pack was decent enough at least for its offering of a couple more 25th anniversary style Snow Serpents, More >
This is my third year covering the annual sale held by Lanard Toys, the prolific maker of that most long-lived of GI Joe knockoffs, the CORPS! The local office, situated on the rather quaint main street of the Kansas City suburb Sugar Creek, opens its doors during the Christmas season most every More >
The Pursuit of Cobra City Strike Iron Grenadier is the subject of this week’s Friday Field Report. Check it out here.
Breaker. He’s one of the original thirteen 80s Joes who have gotten rereleases over the years, but not a redesign. He’s been in comic packs as both an o-ring and modern style figure, and he’s had a place in the Stars and Stripes set back in 1997. Okay, okay I take back the lack of a redesign More >
The Sand Viper concept is an interesting update of previous Cobra desert operatives. These newer arid attackers are even more effective at functioning in high desert heat. Not only are they chosen for their innate ability to withstand the rigors of the environment, but they’re also given a More >
Over the years, the small Joe lines just haven’t had enough figures outfitted in some sort of dress uniform. Sure, there was Gung Ho, and later a comic pack General Flagg, but other characters whose look was primarily that of off the battlefield didn’t get their due. General Austin and Colonel More >
I was initially nonplussed by the photos of this repaint when they first appeared. I guess I was so blinded by the orange sherbet Storm Shadow and vivid Cobra Trooper that I didn’t take much notice of poor Duke. Then again, it could be due to the fact that I didn’t find much of interest in his More >