Cobra Ferret ATV (2006)

Cobra Ferret ATV (2006)

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The Ferret is one of the 80s Joe vehicles that I don’t think I’ll ever get fed up with. Others from the same period, like the AWE Striker, have really worn out their welcome. To me, the Ferret stands out much like the HISS tank in that respect. I don’t care if they released it in pink dalmation More >

Steel Brigade Skyhawk (2005)

Steel Brigade Skyhawk (2005)

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The 2005 convention marked my first experience attending a JoeCon. Located in Minneapolis, it was within a reasonable driving distance from home, and the set theme had really piqued my interest. The black, red and gold of the Iron Grenadiers looked amazing, and the prospect of a new IG villain, More >

Dreadnok Cycle (2004)

Dreadnok Cycle (2004)

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Remember when convention exclusive vehicles’ secondary market prices didn’t reach instananeous and stratospheric heights? Up until a few years ago, one could initially pick up many JoeCon items for a 20 to 30 percent mark-up. Some items from those days, like this Dreadnok Cycle, weren’t all that More >

Cobra Red Ninja (2007)

Cobra Red Ninja (2007 Sigma 6)

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It’s convention time again. Unfortunately, I’m not able to attend this year. However, I thought I would take the time to catch up on a couple of subjects I haven’t covered in a while: one of which is convention items. Today, it’s just a taste of what’s to come. Starting tomorrow, I’ll be More >

Storm Shadow (2009)

Storm Shadow (2009)

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The second Cobra five pack of the 25th anniversary line, much like the GI Joe version, improved on a few versions of figures that were previously lacking in their modern interpretations. Baroness was one of the better early revamps. Storm Shadow was another, at least in terms of his mold. He More >

Rising Tide-Box-Front

BTR-Ticles: Rising Tide

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by Twitziller

While it is commonly considered to be part of the second series of Built To Rule G.I. Joe sets, it’s a little fuzzier than that. While it was released in 2004, the Rising Tide, along with the Cobra Sand Snake, saw a wider distribution than the true series 2 sets, which were released More >

Polar Assault Eel (2014)

Polar Assault Eel (2014 Kre-O)

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I’ve not felt like really army building any of the Kre-O Cobras until this fellow came along. An odd thing to say, considering that Hasbro’s beautifully simple brick homage to the Real American Hero era figures has already brought several iconic Cobra troop types, from the standard “blueshirt” More >

GI Joe Pit Commando (2009)

GI Joe Pit Commando (2009)

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What should we call these nameless movie troopers? Blueish-grey camo shirts? Some folks don’t think the small Joes should incorporate nameless troops, as it goes against the outfit’s origin as a team of highly skilled specialists. I don’t mind the concept at all, and I rather enjoy the flexibility More >

Low-Light (PoC)

Low-Light (Pursuit of Cobra)

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by KansasBrawler

It seems like one figure in every wave manages to completely blow the doors off the hinges and showcases just what Hasbro can really do and why the Joe line is still the best 3 ¾” (okay, closer to 4” or 4 ½” these days) action figure line currently on the shelves. What makes More >

Iron Klaw (1996)

Iron Klaw (1995)

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Last year, during the recording of my annual podcast, reader Clutch threw down a challenge to me. While he’s been impressed with my ability to pique his interest in some figures he hadn’t previously considered likeable, he wondered if I could convince him that GI Joe Extreme as a toy line could be More >

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