Sep 09

Amigurumi Destro

Gaze upon the majesty that is Amigurumi Destro! Complete with arm rockets and grenades, and of course, a badass gold chain. Ami-what? Amigurumi. It’s the art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. Sure, Destro isn’t a animal or creature, but the point of the style is, obviously, cuteness. The format I …

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Sep 08

Ace (2004)

Since the 80s, Ace has been one of those Joe driver (or in this case, pilot) mainstays that you can be sure will make an appearance in whatever current form GI Joe takes. He’s been around for most of the various reboots and scale changes over the decades, even making it into the modern era …

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Sep 07

Red Spot pinch hits tonight

Red Spot

Your intrepid blogger has been under the weather of late, so it’s been a bit of a slog to keep up the pace. For tonight, here’s a quick shout out to an old post. There are more than a few figures from the relaunched o-ring years that piqued my interest and kept a bit of …

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Sep 06

Tripwire (Funskool)

I normally try have some sort of punchy intro statement when I sit down to write these things, but today, I can only think of two words, folks: Bomb Squad. Bomb. Squad. Is it really any surprise to see such an oddity of a figure coming from the 2000s era of Funskool’s output? After all, …

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Sep 05

City Strike Destro

by KansasBrawler I’ve made no bones about my love of Destro. Any of you who have listened to the Second Anniversary Podcast know that. While the Iron Grenadier version remains my favorite, the Pursuit of Cobra City Strike Destro is a very close second. I like being able to use Destro on the battlefield and …

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Sep 04

Military Action Figure

Military Action Figure

If you’re like me, and I know I am, you probably mixed your play among action figure lines as a kid. If they were the same scale, I was all over it. Well, to a point. I didn’t cross over Joe and Star Wars too much. I guess I just couldn’t rationalize an AT-AT inhabiting …

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Sep 03

Jet Skier (Lanard Toys)

Jet Skier

What would you do if I said the words Lillian Vernon and Lanard toys in the same sentence? Would you stand up and walk out on me? Maybe you would quickly click the back button on your browser, and come back tomorrow for an actual GI Joe figure? That would be fine, but I think …

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Sep 02

Captivating Cover: Operation Sink or Swim

Operation: Sink or Swim

Yes! The Cobra Tele-Viper gets some serious play with a novel cover. The communications specialists wouldn’t be one’s first thought to grace the front of an action-packed media tie-in, but I’m not complaining. They made a fair number of appearances in the Sunbow ‘toon, and even showed up (in both original and Python guises) in …

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Sep 01

Video Review: Battle Below Zero (2014)

It’s the final review in our week long coverage of the Toys R Us 50th anniversary product. Check out our coverage of the Battle Below Zero set. It’s a battle in a box!

Aug 30

VAMP Mk II and Flint (2014)

VAMP Mk II and Flint (2014)

Continuing coverage of the Danger at the Docks set, part of the Toys R Us 50th anniversary series, it’s yet another remake of a couple of iconic 1980s GI Joe toys. Although this retail version puts a new spin on the two in terms of decocration, the VAMP Mk II and a new Flint are …

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