Deep Six (1984)

By Past Nastification There is a certain aesthetic beauty regulator that most people have in their brains. I lack it. I only know how to passably dress because of fundamentals learned by watching What Not to Wear. Guilty pleasures and all. My ability to decorate a room is lacking, if not non-existent. I have to find something nice and try

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Dr. Mindbender (2003)

By Past Nastification GI Joe in 1:18th scale has had several eras.  They are ARAH, New Sculpt, 25A/Modern.  The 25A/Modern Era is currently in vogue, and the ARAH will always have its place in toy history.  The NS era, though, was full of mistakes and missed opportunities.  It never quite landed.  It’s widely disliked by collectors. As someone who liked

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Duke Micro Figure (1988)

The 1988 assortments included the unique pack-in premium micro figures, tiny representations of Joes and Cobras in a style and scale similar to the little green army men of old. A brilliant idea, and one that Hasbro might consider revisiting considering the current blind-bag fascination with kiddos these days. Wow, I sound like an old man. Two things strike me

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Ultimate New Sculpt Duke

Back when the Built to Rule sets were released, I found many of the figures had some interesting parts that could be reused for customs. Hollow Point comes to mind first, as his head was a great stand-in for a modern Rock N’ Roll. Many Joe fans modified the BTR guys in order to remove the LEGO-like studs from arms

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JAD Replay: 2003 Dart

Let’s hear it for new characters! I find it exciting when a new Joe or Cobra shows up on the scene, as it takes me back to the first few years of the RAH line, when every year held the promise of something new and different. I’m glad that the Joe line in the 2000’s wasn’t a slavish tribute to

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Doc II

By Past Nastification Let’s get the name issue out of the way.  Technically, the GI Joe Collectors’ Club named this figure “GI Joe Doc” when they released it in 2007.  Tacking on “GI Joe” was probably some legal maneuvering, so I’m simply ignoring it.  And this isn’t a retcon or re-imagining of the original Doc- it’s his niece taking his

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