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    Barracuda (1992)

    “If the real thing don’t do the trick, no You better make up something quick You gonna burn, burn, burn, burn, burn it to the wick Oooo, Barracuda” Such were

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    The Power of Packaging: Sigma 6 Arctic VAMP

    I’m not afraid to say that I adore the Sigma 6 line. That’s not too odd a thing to say these days, as more Joe fans seem to appreciate the

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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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