Big Brawler (2004)

When we last left Big Brawler, he had ventured to India and picked up a samurai sword, laser gun, tight yellow t-shirt and Ambush’s impressive muttonchops. Now he’s back, and apparently he’s raided Salvo’s footlocker. I suppose I should backtrack a bit and mention that this isn’t the first time Mr. Big had worn an outfit like this. He was

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Firefly (2009)

Here’s a first, both for the blog, and for Nice Pants Week. It’s one of the few 25th anniversary figures that I don’t have loose. Back when the series was going on, I was buying one to keep carded, and one to open. This is from a time before I had two children, by the way. These days, I’m much

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Snake Eyes (2005)

Sigma 6 was unique in its strategic incorporation of cloth accessories along with traditional molded details. Not every figure was equipped with a soft goods jacket or pants. Snake Eyes only had two figures with “real” pants, and this version, part of the Ninja Showdown two pack along with Storm Shadow, was one of them. Snake Eyes doesn’t always get

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Cross Country (1993)

Let’s get this out of the way first. There’s one element of this figure that I’m sure is going to offend some people. It’s something that I don’t think you’d expect to see in a children’s toy. Well, at least not now. Maybe in the 90s it was still acceptable, but if you tried something like it in modern times,

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Recondo (1984)

There are a few GI Joe figures that have passed beyond the realm of simply being well made and memorable to the die hard fans. Figures like the original Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes I think are recognizable even to those who only have a casual knowledge of the toys. Then there are others, who may not be

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Sagat (1993 Street Fighter II)

One of the most brutal fighters in Capcom’s Street Fighter video games also made an appearance in the GI Joe line as part of its Street Fighter offshoot. Who knew that he was also the star of the alarmingly saccharine¬†Full House and America’s Funniest Videos as well as being one of the most brutally foul-mouthed stand up comics in recent

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Cobra Driver (2008)

It’s been a while since I’ve dedicated a week to that most essential of vestments: the pant. Throughout the history of human civilization, covering one’s lower extremeties has been a necessity. And throughout that time, there has also been a need among humankind to dress to impress. From ancient times to the modern age, pants have made the man (and

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Zap (1983)

There’s a charm about the original thirteen Real American Hero GI Joe figures that transcends the differences between the early figures and later releases. Say what you will about the repeated parts and simple sculpts and paint schemes, but I still love the class of ’82-83. I find it hard to pick out a favorite among them, but every time

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Night Fox (2013)

I’ve become a Night Fox fan. Night Who? He’s a recent arrival on the scene, and thanks to the lack of truly detailed file cards or a presence in any media, he’s a bit of a blank slate. His original figure, a driver from the Pursuit of Cobra line, immediately became a favorite of mine among the modern driver figures,

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