From 1994! Okay, okay, I’m sorry for the cheap ploy for views, but couldn’t resist. It’s Toy Fair week, there’s been GI Joe anniversary news, and I’ve been on a Toy Fair catalog kick of late. So what better way to cover a bit of a past Toy Fair catalog than with GI Joe’s last big anniversary More >
Rob here first, with just a quick note. I’m proud to be bringing to you the beginning of a new series of entries by Twitziller. Today, we begin with TZ’s intro to the series, but be on the lookout for the first BTR-Ticle soon, with more to come in the future. But enough of my yakkin’–let’s More >
First off, I aplogize for the less than stellar quality of this figure. His paint is worn, he’s got a but of a broken crotch, and most all of his joints are quite loose. Someone must have played the heck out of him back in the day. I just can’t bring myself to plunk down a large sum of moolah to More >
Well, at least it’s something. Considering that 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the brand, many Joe fans have been on pins and needles of late, waiting for word of Hasbro’s plans for the year. We finally got an answer today; some of the news was exciting, and some was disappointing. To hear that GI More >
It’s Friday again, and that means another Field Report from KansasBrawler. Airtight got a remake in the modern era, and it’s a cool figure. Check out the write-up here.
Can you believe it’s taken me this long to get around to the icon of 80s Cobra troop building? I must apologize; then again, I’m not exactly getting bombarded with requests for certain figures. I suppose I should get a pass, since I’ve covered the mold in several of its later incarnations.
I wasn’t More >
It’s good to see a ninja not sticking to one rigorous color scheme over his career. After all, white can get pretty boring after a while. Just look at the movie Storm Shadow. After just one film, he started to add some color blocking to his outfit. You gotta love a ninja with a little More >
1987–the last year that I bought GI Joe toys as a kiddo. It was chock full of Cobra strangeness as well as some key Joes that would stand as favorites many years later. Even though my interest in the toys was waning, I was nevertheless impressed with guys like Law & Order, Fast Draw, and Outback. More >
Sometimes I’m really bummed about missing a few years of the 80s and 90s as a kid collector. 1988 through 1990 were off my radar until I started collecting again in 1991. As such, I often have a more difficult time remembering which toys are from which year. I know, it’s not a big deal, considering More >
The 1986 Low -Light is one of those iconic Real American Hero figures whose design I think can’t really be improved upon. The mold had a couple of repaints, and one as late as the 2000s still managed to impress. Even the modern construction version stayed very close to the original design.
The More >