Retaliation Interrogator

Retaliation Interrogator

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by KansasBrawler

Retaliation gave us some very good designs for Joes and Cobras in my opinion. Despite being a movie tie-in line, the Hasbro design team managed to throw us some nice Easter eggs in the early waves, like Renegades Zartan, while still remaining true to the limited movie cast list. More >

Open-Till-Midnight!

Open ‘Til Midnight!

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If I hurry, I can pick up a Ghoststriker–40 bucks?! Man, the Toys R Us markup is ridiculous even when you time travel! And hey, they didn’t even bother to put the missiles on it.

Extreme ADR!

Joe Moment of Zen: Extreme ADR!

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Fresh from a 90s Bugle Boy advert, live action Lt. Stone has a few dubbed words (via the great Gary Chalk) with live action Quickstryke. It’s the dramatic return of your Joe Moment of Zen…

Cobra CLAWS (2002)

Cobra CLAWS (2002)

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I’ve often wondered why Cobra didn’t have more traditional looking pilot figures over the years. While Wild Weasel was a classic character, and one of my early favorites in the line, he didn’t look much like a real world pilot. Later figures such as the Strato-Viper were interesting designs, but More >

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BTR-Ticles: Cobra H.I.S.S.

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by Twitziller

The H.I.S.S. was part of Built to Rule series 2, released in a limited test market in 2004.

The primary mode of the H.I.S.S. is a 6-wheeled, high-speed tank with an elevated cockpit and a rear turret. In other words: a HISS tank. The H.I.S.S. is arguably the only popular vehicle More >

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Neo-Viper (2009 Combat Heroes)

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A quick little video about a quirky little figure.

Into Zartan's Lair

Captivating Cover: Into Zartan’s Lair

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Continuing the new feature in which I judge a GI Joe book by its cover, here’s another Captivating Cover. This time, we’ve got a coloring book released by Marvel in 1984. Marvel covered a variety of action figure properties with coloring and storybooks in the 1980s, from heavy hitter toy lines More >

Road Pig (30th Anniversary)

Road Pig (30th Anniversary)

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by KansasBrawler

I don’t know why, but Road Pig has always had a huge following. It’s always boggled my mind a little. I wouldn’t think a shirtless bruiser would be so popular, but Larry Hama did such a great job with him in the comics and on his filecard that it’s hard not to be intrigued by this More >

Snake Eyes (2012 Renegades)

Snake Eyes (2012 Renegades)

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It’s funny to think that for all the stylistic flair of the Renegades animated series designs, the initial single carded figures didn’t fully reflect the show’s look. Then Amazon released their surprise four pack, and fans got a taste of what had been planned for  future Renegades toys. Hasbro More >

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Video Review: Firebat Jet (2006 Sigma 6)

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The Firebat Jet is one of the most impressive-looking Cobra jets of all time. Too bad it’s 2.5 inch scale. Regardless, it’s still a cool toy.

 

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