• Man of Mysteries: The Arcane Adventurer (2017)

    For the past several years, I’ve been choosing the club’s 12 inch yearly incentive figure. My interest was piqued first by the henchman figure that made its debut as a

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  • Cliff “Airwave” Mewett (Project: Downfall)

    By KansasBrawler I’ve been a little obsessed with the vintage Sky Patrol figures ever since I got back into the Joe brand when I was in high school. However, if

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  • Tigerhawk

    By Past Nastification Imagine taking the rough shape of a stealth bomber and squeezing it down to hold a crew of one. Add on a strange rotating “tail”. Now go

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  • Cobra Eel (2014)

    Like Flint, the Danger on the Docks set contained a variant version of the Cobra Eel. Where the Flint resembled the vintage figure, the Eel was the opposite. It’s not

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  • Flint (2014 SDCC Exclusive)

    I was surprised to be able to snag both versions of the Danger at the Docks sets. I’ve not had much luck in getting the SDCC exclusives via Hasbrotoyshop, and

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  • The Power of Packaging: Arctic Trooper Snake Eyes

    GI Joe’s reliance on new editions of the big names like Duke and Snake Eyes can get a little tiresome. While Duke can be given any number of outfits, Snakes

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  • Destro (2008)

    I will confess that I haven’t always been kind to the 25th anniversary figures here at the blog. Like most collectors, I was excited to hear about a new super-articulated

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  • Justice (1997 Bronze Bombers) 

    Determining just who’s who among the helmetless Bronze Bombers of 1997 is tricky business. The small head shots on the file cards don’t always help with this, either. I’ve found

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  • Drop Zone (Project: Downfall)

    By KansasBrawler Now that we’re moving into the Project: Downfall box set, you know what that means. It’s time to once again review the weakest figure of the set. Once

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  • Backyard Battles: Tiger Force Part 3

    By Jason Royalty

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  • Snow Wolf (2004)

    The Snow Wolf made his appearance in the first series of Valor vs. Venom, which was sensible considering the animal theme of the Cobra forces. As troops, they’re venomized to

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  • Storm Shadow (2007)

    The first Storm Shadow of the 25th anniversary line was a bit of an interesting departure from the original 1984 figure design. I think that it really showcased this series’

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  • Cobra Commander (2010)

    As a toy collector, I’m not the biggest fan of the concept of “chase” items, especially when they’re planned and advertised as such. For me, there’s no thrill of the

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  • Project Downfall Air Raid

    By KansasBrawler While I have been able to afford a Homefront Hero package the last few years, last year I was actually able to attend Joe Con again. Heck, I

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  • Backyard Battles: Tiger Force Part 2

    By Jason Royalty 

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  • Captivating Cover: GI Joe Digest #1

    Just a few days ago I covered issue 7 of the GI Joe digest series. I waxed nostalgic about picking up old stories I had missed in the 80s, and

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  • Lifeline (2014 Kre-O)

    The 1986 Lifeline was one of the first figures I covered on this blog lo those many years ago (okay, six). He was always an interesting character with a cool

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  • Airfix Eagles

    Airfix, most famously known for its model kits and miniature soldiers, also delved into the world of action figures a bit. Why cover the Eagles line here at JAD?  Because

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  • Dr. Zarkov

    By Past Nastification Why is a Flash Gordon figure here- on a GI Joe website? Because it’s pointless to ignore such a beautifully sculpted 1:18 scale figure that easily could

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  • Retaliation Kwinn

    By KansasBrawler I didn’t start reading G.I. Joe comics until I was in high school, so when I say Kwinn is a figure I’ve been waiting to get since I

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