Dhalsim (1993)

Yoga fire! Dhalsim is certainly unique among GI Joe figures, and yes this is a GI Joe figure, at least in terms of official branding. Just check out the smallish logo on the packaging. I was all-in for the StreetFighter figures, particularly the characters made up of entirely new parts. While others like Ryu and Ken were disappointing, others were

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Sightline (2017)

Sightline, first released as part of the 2015 Toy R Us exclusives, was a new character based on Gary Head, noted Joe historian who passed away in 2014. This year, Joe Declassified has produced a limited o-ring version of the figure. The exclusive has been making the rounds to various Joe events throughout the year. The JAD crew attended Assembly

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Hi-Tech (2006 Sigma 6)

Hi-Tech encapsulates most of what I enjoy about the eight inch Sigma 6 figures. A large, durable toy (especially in kid-sized hands) as well as multiple, modular accessories with sensible action features. Finally, a funky, stylized look that injected freshness into a brand that had been rejuvenating the themes and styles of previous decades. I really, really like Sigma 6.

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Action Sailor

It’s not often that we bring up Big Questions around here. So on the occasion of Nice Pants Week 2017, we ask one about one of the oldest GI Joe figures. Why did sailors at one time wear bell bottoms? I thought I knew the answer thanks to a relative who served, but after scouting online sources, it turns out

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Nice Pants Week 2017

It’s time again for another colossal celebration of clothing, a five-day festival of festoonery, a remarkable review of raiment—Nice Pants Week! I can’t believe that I’ve neglected to focus on this most essential article of clothing for so long yet again, but here we are. This time, I’ve really tried to break the coverage open a bit more, and in

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Stealth BAT

By KansasBrawler Growing up, I always loved the Cobra B.A.T. and though I missed out on the original version, the 1991 version quickly became one of my most used Cobra troopers. I’m sure part of that was the cartoon’s influence, but I just thought robots were cool and the interchangeable hand weapons really spoke to my kid brain. While I

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