Ice Force

Captivating Cover: Ice Force


Holy cow! Now this is action! I really want to see what happens in this book, but unfortunately that’s not the point of the Captivating Cover feature. We simply judge the book by its–you know…

The book appears to feature the relaunch series version of Frostbite. However, like other covers in the More >


The Final Flag Points: Part 1


Well, the Flag Points podcast is coming to a close. We’re going out in grand style with a couple of jam-packed episodes. The first part is up at the Podbean site. I’ve got an epic Knock It Off segment in the middle of the show, covering the brilliant American Defense S.I.T. series. You can read More >

Sub Viper (2001)

Sub Viper (2001)


The pilot of the Wave Crusher, a repainted SHARC released as part of the Real American Hero Collection, the Sub Viper is itself a redeco. Though his vehicle is something of a lackluster repaint of a craft that’s been done to death, the Sub Viper himself is welcome reuse of a cool 90s mold.

The More >

Flamethrower Specialist (2008)

Cobra Trooper – Flamethrower Specialist (2008)


Here’s another of the Cobra extreme environment troopers, this time a flamethrower. Well, I think that’s what he’s supposed to be. He actually incorporates elements from a firefighter as well as a flamethrower. The body was donated by Barbecue, the Joe team’s resident fire putter-outer. The weapon More >

Tiger Paw (1988)

Tiger Paw (1988)


The Ferret is for my money one of the coolest and  most iconic low price Joe vehicles of the 80s. Heck, I think it’s also one of the overall most memorable toys of the era. What better embodies a ride for action figures of the decade than a four wheeler? Add on machine guns and missiles and you’ve More >

Buzzer (2005)

Dreadnok Buzzer (2005)


Buzzer was the first Dreadnok figure I picked up in 1985, and he was an instant favorite. I probably didn’t “get” much of the biker gang references within the ‘Noks’ look at the time, but I thought back then that they reminded me of the bad guys from the Road Warrior movie. Funny how my first More >

Tiger Force Flint (25th Anniversary)

Tiger Force Flint (25th Anniversary)

by KansasBrawler

To this day, Flint has always been my favorite Joe character. I loved his portrayal in the cartoon as someone who was kind of cocky, but he clearly had the skills to back it up as soldier and as a leader. However, growing up, I was a little too young to have had the original Flint More >

50th Sets

Nice to See This…


I don’t normally post pics of current finds and the like, but I couldn’t resist after today’s visit to a certain toy store. Having a decent amount of new GI Joe product sitting on shelves outside of a movie year is certainly nice to see. I didn’t expect this much volume of the 50th anniversary Toys More >

Arctic Sormtrooper (1995)

Arctic Stormtrooper (1995)


I mentioned in a recent post that I have a thing for environment specific figures. Specifically, enemy army builders. I suppose you can blame 1985′s Cobra Snow Serpents and Eels for this proclivity. Well, my preference for arctic figures extended not only to GI Joe, but other lines as well. More >

Sea to Shining Sea

Captivating Cover: Sea to Shining Sea


I’ve found several of these GI Joe vs. Cobra books of late, and I find myself fascinated by the fact that in the early 2000s, the brand was deemed viable enough by Hasbro to procure licensing deals to produce ancillary bits of cross promotion.

Some of the books lack the boldness of the 80s More >

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