Aug 25

HEAT Viper (2014)

HEAT Viper (2014)

It’s good to see new GI Joe product on the shelves. Earlier this year, no one really knew if Hasbro was going to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the seminal action figure brand. All corners of the fandom have weighed in with opinions on the makeup of the Toy R Us exclusive line, and I …

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Aug 24

Slip Stream (2003)

Slip Stream (2003)

Just what happened to Slip Stream’s face mask? Shouldn’t these things have a hose of some sort that connect to any oxygen supply? In fact, the Ace mold on which the body is based had a helmet that plugged right into the figure’s chest. You can still see the little hole, in fact. Maybe there’s …

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Aug 23

Blanka (1993)

Blanka (1993)

The way that the Street Fighter designs were adapted to the GI Joe style is an interesting thing. Take Blanka, for example. His video game appearance is one of the most fanciful of all the game’s characters. He’s basically a hulking, shirtless, animalistic creature with a wild shock of hair. And he’s green. The Road …

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Aug 22

Retaliation Ninja Showdown Red Ninja

Red Ninja

by KansasBrawler Hi, my name is KansasBrawler…and I’m a Ninja Force fan. While I’ll admit that the figures had flaws, there were still some pretty good figures released under that banner, especially in the first year. Figures like the new Storm Shadow, Slice, Dice and Nunchuk are all great designs, have great colors and aren’t …

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Aug 21

Captivating Cover: Ice Force

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 same series, the …

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Aug 20

The Final Flag Points: Part 1

torn84

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 …

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Aug 20

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 …

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Aug 18

Cobra Trooper – Flamethrower Specialist (2008)

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 comes from Dreadnok Torch, a man who probably …

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Aug 17

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 …

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Aug 16

Dreadnok Buzzer (2005)

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 …

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