• Crimson Guard (2005 Operation Crimson Sabotage)

    Operation Crimson Sabotage was a boon for o-ring army builders, and it even hooked me, a guy who hadn’t dipped his toe into the craze. Between the OCS and the

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  • Captivating Cover: GI Joe Digest #7

    I miss the old digest format. Before the days of trade paperback collections, and especially before I’d discovered a local comic shop, these bite-sized compendiums of back issues were the

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  • Cobra Commander (2005 Comic Pack)

    I’m not afraid to say that the 1987 Battle Armor equipped Cobra Commander is one of my favorite figure versions of the infamous enemy leader. When I picked up the

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  • Calvin ‘Jammer’ Mondale

    By KansasBrawler I’ve mentioned before that I’m not huge on international Joe variants. For some reason, they never really appealed to me. As such, I wasn’t expecting a lot from

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  • Coloring Time: Steeler and Ace

    It’s not often that Joe drivers get the spotlight on a coloring book page, and thanks to the Marvel Books Capture of Cobra Commander we’ve got two early faves in

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  • Scrap Iron (2005)

    By Past Nastification They can’t all be winners. Before the Iron Grenadiers existed, Destro’s organizational presence was MARS. The only MARS/pre-IG character figure to gain action figure status was the

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  • Keychain Action Sailor (1998)

    Repaints. They can be the bane of a toy collector’s existence. Okay, that might be an exaggeration, but at some point as an adult buyer of children’s toys, you just

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  • Serpentor (2005 Comic Pack)

    Sepentor–love him or hate him, you can’t deny his ability to spark lively conversation among Joe fans. In his various incarnations, be it toy, cartoon or comic, he’s at least

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  • Zap (2009)

    By Past Nastification There are figures that Hasbro absolutely got right.  This modern era Zap is one of them. The first year or so of the modern era figure had

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  • Ace (25th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler Ace is kind of a tough figure for me. I agree with Rob that pilot figures are often the most difficult to use when they’re not with their

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  • Captivating Cover: Action Force Monthly 14

    The cover of the UK’s Action Force Monthly features Falcon in a wet suit. How can we tell that’s Falcon? Well, his name is handily printed on the leg of

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  • Sgt. Rock (1982 Remco)

    Imagine a time when a few toy lines were so popular that other manufacturers created product not only to capitalize on the popularity of superstar toys, but also advertised them

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  • Scrap Iron (2005 Comic Pack)

    The original Scrap Iron figure got a lot of play time in my group of early Cobra figures. With his unique accessories and tank-busting specialty, he was a mainstay among

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  • Frostbite (FSS 3.0)

    By KansasBrawler After the incredibly weak sauce that was FSS 2.0 Red Pads Grand Slam, the mystery figure that was a repaint of something that was already released in FSS

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    Cobra BAT V2 (2003)

    Talk about the early days of online GI Joe exclusives. The BAT pack was offered way back in the comparative dark ages of the early oughts. Okay, maybe that’s an

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  • GI Joe Costuming at Planet Comicon 2017

    Kansas City’s Planet Comicon wrapped up today, and GI Joe costuming club The Finest was in attendance again. Their setup and variation of costumes was the most impressive yet, featuring

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  • Cobra is Looking for a Few Bad Men

    I remember this ad for the GI Joe video game running in Marvel comics, with a Joe version on a facing page featuring Hawk. The game doesn’t quite live up

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  • Pythona (GI Joe Collectors Club)

    By KansasBrawler Everything the GIJCC did during 2016 pointed to the fact that they were sure they weren’t going to be in business next year. People had been asking for

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  • Cobra Enemy Pin by Catt Call

    With all the Joe fan projects out there in the forms of books, podcasts, blogs and such, I thought it would be nice to point out a unique offering. Catt

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  • Captivating (VHS) Cover: El Dorado

    I have fond memories of bygone days of VHS randomness at Mom & Pop video stores and Blockbuster, when you could find both the latest releases as well as archaic

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