Gristle (2008)

From the ridiculous to the sublime. Yesterday’s convention exclusive was an odd concept with a crazed color palette. Tonight, it’s a prime example of the effective repainting of an originally disappointing figure. To me, the first version of Gristle holds a certain distinction for being an example of the end of the first generation Real American Hero years. 1993 and

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Play GI Joe: Cobra Strike!

Thanks to the wondrous Internet Archive, we can all play hundreds of emulated classic video games online. We can even embed them on goofy blogs like mine–oh, and into tweets too! We’re living in an age of an embarrassment of riches when it comes to on-demand time wasting. Isn’t it glorious? GI Joe saw a game released for the Atari

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Guile (1993)

In 1993, the Street Fighter II video game characters made their way into the 3 & 3/4 inch o-ring format (and were officially part of the GI Joe line thanks to a tiny logo on the packaging). The fighting figures also appeared in the revamped twelve inch Hall of Fame format. While the idea of these characters inhabiting the world

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