Category: Ninja Force

T’Jbang (1992 Ninja Force) 12

T’Jbang (1992 Ninja Force)

Is it bad marketing to create a character with a name that’s unpronounceable for most westerners? It’s almost as crazy as something from a Star Wars novel. Anyway, I can’t figure out how to...

Zartan (1993 Ninja Force) 8

Zartan (1993 Ninja Force)

It seems no major Cobra player was safe from the swift pen of redesign and sub-team reallocation at the end of the first Real American Hero line. If they weren’t being placed into robotic...

Banzai (1993 Ninja Force) 12

Banzai (1993 Ninja Force)

Oh brother, another New York ninja.¬†Banzai is the team’s Rising Sun ninja. I have no earthly idea what that is, but he is wearing a mask that incorporates rising sun iconography, so maybe that’s...

Storm Shadow (1992 Ninja Force) 9

Storm Shadow (1992 Ninja Force)

In 1992, the sub-group mania begun the previous year continued, as two new groups appeared on toy shelves, the Drug Elimination Force and Ninja Force. Like the other groups, each one featured both packaging...

Red Ninja (1993) 9

Red Ninja (1993)

  Ah yes, the Red Ninja. The cobra ninja cannon fodder that made their first appearance in the classic issue 21 of the Marvel Joe comic. I remember reading that issue and hoping I...

Bushido (1993) 7

Bushido (1993)

Have you ever seen a snow ninja? How about a snow ninja who wears a samurai helmet? How about a snow ninja who hails from Hollis, Queens, NY? How about a snow ninja from...

T’Gin-Zu (1993) 0

T’Gin-Zu (1993)

What’s in a name? In this case, a bad pun related to a famous TV infomercial. This is T’Gin-Zu, the driver of the Ninja Raider Pile Driver vehicle. The GI Joe line’s loathed ninja...