Rob Buzan

Author's details

Date registered: December 4, 2011
URL: http://www.joeaday.com

Latest posts

  1. Tele-Viper (2014 Kre-O) — October 25, 2014
  2. Kre-O Serpent Armor and RAM — October 24, 2014
  3. Captivating Cover – Operation: Tiger Strike — October 23, 2014
  4. Zartan (2003 Collectors’ Club) — October 22, 2014
  5. Cobra Shock Trooper (2011) — October 21, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Baby Jaye (2013) — 36 comments
  2. Stalker (1983) — 23 comments
  3. Metal-Head (1990) — 23 comments
  4. Duke (1992) — 23 comments
  5. Data Viper (2013) — 23 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 25

Tele-Viper (2014 Kre-O)

Tele-Viper (2014)

As the GI Joe Kre-O series goes on, it seems that more and more of the blind bag figures get really interesting multi-part builds as an element of their accessory complement. The Tele-Viper’s backpack and scanner make good use of some small parts to suggest the original equipment fairly well. That’s some of the beauty …

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Oct 24

Kre-O Serpent Armor and RAM

Serpent Armor and RAM

by KansasBrawler From the original SNAKE to the Joe Armor-Bot to the Deviant and Steel Marauader, battle mechs have always shown up in the Joe line, and I’m absolutely fine with that. I’ve always thought that they were a cool concept and it fit well with the Joe line’s slightly futuristic military vibe. Considering how …

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Oct 23

Captivating Cover – Operation: Tiger Strike

Tiger Strike

Ninjas and tigers in the jungle–how much cooler could a book cover get? Not much, unless maybe Snake Eyes was riding a shark. And how’s this for artistic license? Check out both Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes. Both appear quite different from their toy, packaging, cartoon and comic book iterations of the time. Snake Eyes’ …

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Oct 22

Zartan (2003 Collectors’ Club)

Zartan (2003)

I love clear plastic toys. I can’t really explain it, other than to say there’s some intrinsic coolness to the look. Along with chromed parts or a light-up feature, if I see a toy made of the wondrous material, I’ll probably buy it. My fascination with the stuff probably stems from a purchase of Remco’s …

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Oct 21

Cobra Shock Trooper (2011)

Cobra Shock Trooper (2011)

Accessories were absolutely insane during the Pursuit of Cobra line. I can’t recall getting as many interesting pieces of kit per figure since the multi-part figures of 1990. The Shock Trooper is all about options. There are different ways to display him in terms of both his defensive and offensive accoutrements. There’s a three part …

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Oct 20

City Strike Firefly

Firefly (City Strike)

by KansasBrawler When the Pursuit of Cobra line was first revealed at Joe Con in 2009, I was stoked. First of all, I was getting the information first-hand at the panels. Usually I just had to read the after action reports from the various Joe sites out there. Secondly, what they were doing was a …

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Oct 19

The Human Bullet (2014)

Human Bullet (2014)

Having been a child in the 70s, I probably should have more memories about mid 70s toys than I do. I have vague memories of getting a Mego Planet of the Apes Dr. Zaius for Christmas, and I do remember having an Evel Knievel stunt set. Unfortunately, I have little to no memory of GI Joe …

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Oct 18

Tiger Force Tunnel Rat

Tiger Force Tunnel Rat

The European exclusive Tiger Force figures are an odd lot when held up against their domestic teammates. While there’s no argument that many of the US Tiger Force team would stand out like sore thumbs in the jungle, they were downright subdued when compared to the fellas from overseas. At first glance, you’d think old …

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Oct 17

Cobra Commander (2011)

Cobra Commander (2011)

Throughout his history, Cobra Commander has been a man unafraid to bring a little style into the world conquering game. From his debut in 1982, he was outfitted in a nicely tailored uniform, complete with a snappy, single-breasted waistcoat, cleanly lined epaulets, matching lapel and belt insignia, and spats (yes, spats!) Oh yeah, and if …

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Oct 16

Snake Eyes (2000)

Snake Eyes (2000)

Over the years, we’ve covered many different flora and fauna of pant. Some have been flashy, some short, some animal print. Snake Eyes, though he tends to dress in variations of black, black and black, has sometimes ventured into the more decorative realm. Usually, these detours have been related to environmentally specific uniforms. This time …

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