Many of the o-ring style comic packs had head issues. The Joes in particular seemed to get the short end of the cranium stick. I’ve wondered if the smaller heads were a design choice, or the result of a manufacturing issue. After all, the newly designed figures of the era had more delicate More >
It’s army builder time again. I remember pretty vividly picking up several of the Viper/Alley Viper packs that were released during the army builder wave of the Spy Troops series. Those fill-in troop builder waves of the time were quite a good idea, by the way. It kept product flowing to the More >
Finally, I found this figure at retail. It seems like I’ve been hunting for it forever. Ever since I saw the first images online of the repainted “discount store” wave, this Snake Eyes, along with Storm Shadow, were a must-buy. In lieu of the 1991 coloring, it was done up in green. It’s something More >
I’ve mentioned it before: I’m not much of an army builder. If I like a troop type, the most I’ll buy is four or five. I flirted with the idea of putting together impressively sized forces during the 2000s, in particular its re-releases of several classic o-ring Cobra troops. I must have bought ten More >
In today’s Field Report, KansasBrawler remembers the Zartan family member no one seems to be able to remember. Does that make any sense? If you read the old file card, it does. Anyway, check it out here.
I consider myself an “opener” when it comes to toys. After all, if I can’t get my hands on it, what’s the point? While I love well made card and packaging art, that hasn’t translated into my collecting habits. So when I picked up this figure, I fully intended to open it up, as I’ve done with all More >
The internet exclusive BAT pack was one of those things I initially thought was going to be a real issue to get. My experience in toy collecting up to that point had been through the 90s, a time when the hobby had grown dramatically, and when the first collector focused toys began to appear en More >
Of all the versions of Scarlett to produce, they made her in a karate outfit that appeared in the opening pages of Marvel Comics issue #2. I was hoping for an arctic outfit along the lines of the Snake Eyes contained in the same comic pack. Given the limited parts reused for each of the packs, it’s More >
Mutt and Junkyard were one of my absolute favorite figures in the embarrassment of cool action figure riches that was 1984. Though Firefly and Storm Shadow stood out on the Cobra side, Mutt, Blowtorch and Recondo were hits with me. Mutt got the most use, since his look and purpose suited most any More >
Here’s an oddity. I bought this Tiger Force Sneak Peek on eBay several years ago, when I was on an international figure kick. I managed to get all of the UK Tiger Force repaints, but only this one is incomplete.
The wonderfully colorful and exclusive Tiger Force paint scheme is what keeps my More >