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    Slaughter’s Marauders Spirit (30th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler Once again, it’s time to review the weakest figure out of a multi-pack. For the Marauders set, that dubious distinction belongs to Spirit. While I appreciate that he’s

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    Q-Force Stingray and Shark

    The packaging differences between 80s GI Joe and his overseas cousin, Action Man (or Action force) are striking. Ever since I first discovered the series in the pages of Tomart’s

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    Red Spot TCG Card

    Are trading card games still a thing? I can’t be bothered to check. Regardless, I never got into them, although I have admired them from afar. I’ve mainly been drawn

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    Manta-Ray (1994)

    Talk about going out with a bang! Can you believe that the best GI Joe water vehicle (well, actually only second to the WHALE) was released in the last year

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    Random Repost: Cyber Ninja

    Things are getting pretty busy around JAD HQ, and lately I find my time short to gather more pics for reviews at the moment. We’re gearing up for Will’s 6th

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    Hooded Cobra Commander File Card

    In the Power of Packaging feature, we take a look at the paintings and other marketing images that have enticed us to pick up GI Joes from the shelves over

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    Comic Pack Storm Shadow (25th Anniversary)

    By KansasBrawler I think my favorite part of the 2000s Joe relaunch was the new uniform the artists at Devil’s Due Publishing designed for Storm Shadow. It was a unique

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    Alpine (1985)

    Right off–a few words of “shame on me”. First, this figure is not complete. I can’t seem to find his grapple rifle, which bums me out because it’s such a

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    Atomic Man Comic Ad

    In my experience as a kid comic book reader, the advertisements that peppered the four-color pages of my youth fell into three important categories, each with its own unique merits.

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    Mike Power: Atomic Man (2016)

    When I was a kid, I had checked out a toy history book from the local library (from the reference section not to be taken from the building–shhh! Don’t tell

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    The Power of Packaging: Cobra Jet Pack

    In the world of collecting, there’s a term I find very interesting: focus. Considering that my GI Joe collection spans the breadth of the 70s through the modern day, I’ve

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    30th Anniversary Sci-Fi

    By KansasBrawler I have a relatively complicated relationship with Sci-Fi. He’s one of the few figures my brother had growing up that I really wanted in my collection. For the

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    The RDF Presents: A Kickstarter Plug

    I covered the Rapid Deployment Force back in 2013, and I had a grand time revisiting the re-purposed Pocket Patrol Pack. It even inspired me to wear the thing out

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    The Annual JAD Barbecue

    It’s the Fourth of July here in the US, and that means fireworks and barbecue. I did the same thing last year, but this time I thought I’d go with

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    Polar Blast (2003)

    Buying a GI Joe vehicle in the 80s and 90s was akin to the experience of a plastic model kit. Not only did you have to put the vehicle together,

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    GIJCC Sub Viper and Wave Crusher

    By KansasBrawler Hi, my name is KansasBrawler, and sometimes I’m a sucker. I wasn’t terribly impressed with the GIJCC’s offering of the Sub Viper and Wave Crusher. However, as more

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    The Power of Packaging: Tiger Shark

    I’m a sucker for the Tiger Force vehicle repaints. Combine tiger stripes and the famous Flying Tigers teeth regalia and you’ve got instant cool as far as I’m concerned.  There’s

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    Animated SHARCs

    Continuing from yesterday’s post about the SHARC box art, we present a comparison of the proto-SHARC from the MASS Device mini-series and the more on-model version seen in later episodes

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     SHARC Art

    The SHARC was one of my childhood favorites, due in no small part to the fact that it was a water vehicle. Between the SHARC and Water Mocassin, I was

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    Revenge of the Spy Shark

    Following up with yesterday’s post, I thought I’d just go whole hog with the Shark Week concept for this week. Just when you thought it was safe to go back

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