• Medic (Code Name: Doc)

    The new for 1983 Joes are one of the most cohesive looking assortments in all the Real American Hero year’s. With sleek sculpts, an overall drab color scheme, and a

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  • Jinx (1987 and 2003)

    By Past Nastification When GI Joe relaunched as “A Real American Hero” in 1982 and into 1983, there seemed to be two cardinal artistic rules about good guys and bad

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  • Ninja Force Snake Eyes (1993)

    By KansasBrawler Sometimes when you want a certain character when you’re a kid, you wind up buying some pretty subpar figures. By the time 1993 rolled around, KansasBrother had had

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  • Marine (Code Name: Gung Ho)

    The 80s team’s original “big man”, Gung Ho was in my universe a hard-nosed and super powerful brawler. I had him delivering two-handed punches that rivaled the power of Superman.

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  • Mine Detector (Code Name: Tripwire)

    If you need an early example of the specialization of the 80s Joes, Tripwire is a perfect subject. Like Breaker, he’s one of the few figures not to include a

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  • Ken Masters (Street Fighter II)

    By KansasBrawler Generally speaking, I don’t have strong memories of most of the trips to toy departments when I came home with Joes. However, I do remember the origins of

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  • Cobra Missile Command Headquarters

    Cobra’s only 1982 accessory was this monster, the legendary Missile Command Headquarters. Yep, no jeeps, jets or tanks for The Enemy’s inaugural year, just a cardboard playset. I don’t mean

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  • Mobile Missile System (MMS)

    The Mobile Missile System is one of the most real-world of the early GI Joe battlefield weapons. Where the HAL and JUMP were fantastical pieces of future technology, the MMS

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  • Wraith (2008)

    By Past Nastification Released as “Mercenary Wraith”, this figure is based on a character pulled from the GI Joe comic book while under the direction of Devil’s Due. If I

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  • Resolute Alley Viper

    By KansasBrawler It may be hard to beat the look of the vintage Alley Viper, but man did Hasbro come close with the Resolute Alley Viper Cobra set. I don’t

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    Motorized Battle Tank(MOBAT)

    Here it is, the first big vehicle of the Real American Hero era. It’s strange to think that this was the high price point item when the line would later

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  • Jet Mobile Propulsion Unit (JUMP)

    I hate to sound like a broken record, but here’s another all-time Classic GI Joe accessory/vehicle. Is it really a vehicle? I say yes, anything you strap to your person

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    Rapid Fire Motorcycle (RAM)

    Whenever I consider my favorite 80s GI Joe vehicles, I have a hard time choosing between the VAMP and the RAM. I’m still torn to this day. Can I pick

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  • Heavy Artillery Laser (HAL)

    The HAL is a monster! I’d venture to say it’s the most intimidating bit of stand-alone artillery the Joes have in their arsenal. I know the Rolling Thunder as a

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  • Low Light (50th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler I haven’t mentioned how I decide when to review a certain figure, but it’s actually important to talk about it here so bear with me on this little

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  • Attack Cannon (FLAK)

    The Joe team’s original surface to air cannon, the FLAK is a smaller, stationary weapon that saw action for several years during the relaunch era. As a toy, it may

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  • Tank Commander (Code Name: Steeler)

    Another high ranking driver figure, with unique mold elements and accessories to boot. Hasbro didn’t have to pull out all the stops with this figure, but it makes sense considering

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  • Missile Commander (Code Name: Hawk)

    Every team of heroes needs a leader, and Hawk fulfilled that role capably in the Marvel comic and many latter episodes of the Sunbow cartoon. Looking at the initial action

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  • Laser Artillery Soldier (Code Name: Grand Slam)

    Grand Slam is one of the few original team members to get a variant in the second series of figures. He was originally the operator of the HAL, but also

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  • M*A*S*H Figures

    By Past Nastification Do you remember being a kid and playing with your toys? If your playtime created storylines akin to movies, the Joes and Cobras were the stars. Thankfully,

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