Night Creeper Leader (1993)

While the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, Night Creeper Leader is one of the more memorable looking late Real American Hero line Cobras. There’s no mistaking just what part of the venerable vintage small Joe line he hails from. The man apparently likes the color orange. Night Creeper Leader appeared first in the infamous DIC produced animated series.

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Kamakura (2004)

I miss having a series of 12 inch GI Joe figures running concurrently alongside the little guys. It seems that, until the first live action movie assortments ended, there had been at least a few based on the main line during most years since the relaunch in 2002. The most recent real-world focused figures that were on shelves at the

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Salvo (1990)

1990. If you haven’t checked out that particular year of GI Joe figures, I highly recommend (again) that you give it a go. The year is unique for a few reasons. First off, the character selection is all new. That’s right, there’s not a single pre-existing Joe of Cobra among the regular lineup. The year’s Sonic Fighters sub-team was the

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Iceberg (2013)

Oh boy, where to begin? I’ve not made it a secret that the 25th anniversary style figures are, at times, frustrating and disappointing to me. There were articulation issues, strange proportions, and a lack of consistency among figures. This wasn’t a new concern, by the way. It had been happening¬†regularly¬†since the 2002 relaunch. For some reason though, I found the

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Shipwreck (1994)

The original Sailor Suit Shipwreck is a very cool and iconic GI Joe figure, but not really representative of a navy fighter that you can use in a ground combat situation. He worked perfectly well in the more adventure settings of the Sunbow cartoon, but could look out of place as a toy fighting alongside the likes of Footloose or

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Night Lazer (Corps!)

Night Lazer was one of the later Corps! figures to be released after the first wave in 1986. These things were repainted so often in the 90s and 2000s that catching all the variations can make your head spin. From what I can tell, this one hails from later in the 90s. The original version was released in 1992, and

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Lt. Gorky (1998)

In 1998, I picked up a select few of the second series of Toys R Us sets. The Oktober Guard set was exciting to see on the shelves, simply because I had always wanted to see some action figure versions of the team back in the 80s. The paint apps on the set were an improvement from the previous year’s

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Night Creeper (2004)

Here’s a Night Creeper whose look measures up to his name and abilities. Ever since the original, we’ve been led to believe that these guys are high tech infiltration ninjas. I could see the ninja aspect in the 1990 mold, but aside from the helmet, not so much the high tech. This one looks much more like it fits the

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Steeler (1983)

Steeler is just a damn cool early RAH figure, even though I found him to be odd looking back when I was a kid. I actually didn’t have a MOBAT, so my only exposure to this figure was via visits to a friend’s house. He looked so different from the first and second series Joes I had, I didn’t quite

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