Kre-O Wolverine

Kre-O Wolverine

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by KansasBrawler

Even though I never had it as a kid (or even knew about since this was back in the days before the Internet), I’ve always thought the Wolverine was a pretty cool Joe vehicle. Hailing from 1983, the Wolverine had a very realistic military design, yet since it was an “armored missile More >

Ice Snake (1993)

A Revisit to Cool You Off…

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We’re in the depths of summer here in the US, so I thought it a good time to cover something that brings to mind colder climes. It’s also one of my favorite 90s vehicles, and an unsung little gem at that. Check out the Cobra Ice Snake right here.

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Joe Moment of Zen: Street Fighter Poetry Slam

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The Capcom Street Fighter crew give new meaning to the term poetry slam. It’s your Joe Moment of Zen…

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Captivating Cover: Keeping the Peace

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It’s another cover focused entry today. This time, we’ve got a coloring/activity book from 2003. The relaunch era provided some of the most extensive ancillary product since the heyday of the 1980s, and the first couple of years really seem to be a feeling out period for just what this new GI Joe More >

Switch Gears (2003)

Switch Gears (2003)

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The Spy Troops series was one of the boldest efforts in the history of GI Joe figure gimmicks. Based on disguising the warring factions as one another certainly made for an original attempt at adding play value to the toys. The problem was not the idea, but rather the execution. Most of the added More >

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Video Review: Micro Force

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Will and I got together for a short review of some Micro Force figures. They’re a neat and fun little product, if a bit odd. Some folks won’t care for the prevalence of ninjas, but hey, it was movie related merchandise. And I can forgive it because SKULL HEADED NINJA!

Also, I goofed up and More >

Interrogator (2006)

Interrogator (2006)

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The original Interrogator is one of the gems of the latter years of the Real American Hero era. He had all the hallmarks of what made the early Cobra agents interesting and menacing. Though he was a driver of one of the most ridiculous GI Joe vehicles, the figure was wonderful. Mysterious, imposing More >

Jungle Viper

Jungle Assault Jungle Viper

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by KansasBrawler

For the longest time, there was one gaping hole in the Cobra ranks—a Viper who specialized in jungle warfare. A case could be made that the Range Viper filled that hole, but they really didn’t look the part. The Night Viper looked the part, but at the same time, its specialty was More >

Full Proof (CORPS!)

Full Proof (Lanard CORPS!)

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Now, before you roll your eyes at the  name, consider the figure before you. As a Lanard CORPS! character, one might expect something along the lines of a GI Joe of the 80s. Speaking of which, although this figure was released in the late 90s, it carries a real 80s vibe in terms of its modeling. More >

Overkill (2005)

Overkill (2005)

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This is the third mold of the BAT leader namesake that began first as a robot in the 90s and then later became a cyborg. This time, he’s a cyborg again. Can you tell?

I found the design to be a bit chilling for a child’s toy, considering the exposed face and truly robotic looking body. Maybe I’m More >

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