Heavy Artillery Laser (HAL)

The HAL is a monster! I’d venture to say it’s the most intimidating bit of stand-alone artillery the Joes have in their arsenal. I know the Rolling Thunder as a portable missile platform is more impressive for long range capability, but this thing just looks mean on the battlefield. Cobra was seriously outgunned in the early days of the toy

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Missile Commander (Code Name: Hawk)

Every team of heroes needs a leader, and Hawk fulfilled that role capably in the Marvel comic and many latter episodes of the Sunbow cartoon. Looking at the initial action figure version however you’d have to read his file card in order to tell he’s the commanding officer. I suppose his silver straps and pockets might be a tip-off in

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Sgt. Hacker (2003)

By Past Nastification Computer nerds. Gotta have ‘em. Sgt. Hacker is a figure that was well done for the time, but isn’t memorable. The shortened chest/back is the only poorly proportioned area, and it’s not horrible. The figure is much better than many of the other figures from the New Sculpt era. The uniform is a light grey jumpsuit with

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Ultra CORPS! Hac Luger

Leave it to Lanard to make one of the coolest bad guy figures ever in 12 inch scale. The company’s CORPS! series didn’t introduce a group of villains until the 2000s Marauders. Hac is a member of the terrifying team that combats the heroes. I don’t recall his appearance in the small scale line, and that’s a shame, because this

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Hulkbuster (2008)

By Past Nastification Sometimes Hasbro does fun things with GI Joe molds. For its Incredible Hulk movie line, it used recolored GI Joe figures as part of the Hulkbuster team. Hulk, schmulk. To my eye, this is just a disguised GI Joe figure. This Hulkbuster utilized the 2004 Shipwreck mold, done in slate-colored plastic, topped off with a helmet. There

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