Oct 16

Snake Eyes (2000)

Snake Eyes (2000)

Over the years, we’ve covered many different flora and fauna of pant. Some have been flashy, some short, some animal print. Snake Eyes, though he tends to dress in variations of black, black and black, has sometimes ventured into the more decorative realm. Usually, these detours have been related to environmentally specific uniforms. This time …

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Oct 15

Blow Pipe Action Man

Blow Pipe Action Man

It’s a rarity when worlds collide like this. I can’t think of many figures that combine wonderfully designed trousers with an amazing action feature. The combination of features and look of Blow Pipe Action Man makes for quite the toyetic twelve inch package. He manages to transcend his mere plastic origins and takes on a mystical …

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Oct 13

Short Fuze (1997)

Short-Fuze (1997)

Oh boy, the Stars and Stripes set. What can be said about it beyond holy cow did Hasbro ever whiz a great opportunity down its leg? I’m sure others with inside knowledge of the inner workings of the GI Joe brand know why things were switched and swapped from the time of early press photos …

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Oct 13

Bazooka (1993)

Leatherneck (1993)

The Battle Corps years probably contain the highest per capita amount of funky trousers in all of GI Joe history. Considering the overall weirdness of the figure designs at the time, it’s not really all that surprising. After all, 1993 gave rise to Giraffe Pants Leatherneck, Stonewash Jeans Cross Country, and Zubaz Night Creeper Leader, …

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Oct 13

Nice Pants Week 2014

NPW_2014

It’s time again for another colossal celebration of clothing, a five-day festival of festoonery, a remarkable review of raiment–it’s Nice Pants Week! I can’t believe that I’ve neglected to focus on this most essential article of clothing for so long, but here we are. This time, I’ve really tried to break the coverage open a …

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Oct 12

Joe A Day Activity Time

Septic-Tank-Activity

Hey kids, It’s time to break out your crayons again and join me for a trip back to the coloring books of old. Today, we’ve got an activity circa 1992, featuring the Cobra Septic Tank. Can you figure it out?

Oct 10

Retaliation Blind Master

Retaliation Blind Master

by KansasBrawler Blind Master is a weird figure for me. I didn’t mind RZA’s interpretation of the character in Retaliation, but at the same time, I really didn’t care much about the movie version of that character as a whole. Yes, Blind Master was an important part of the Arashikage clan in the comics, but …

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Oct 09

Spearhead and Max (Funskool)

Spearhead and Max (Funskool)

As Funskool figures go, Spearhead and Max don’t fare too badly. There’s no oddly recolored or replaced weapon/accessory complement, and Spearhead wasn’t given a garish uniform variation. I originally picked this figure up thinking that his helmet would make for a useable replacement for my missing Night Force version. Not quite. I was surprised however …

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Oct 08

Carl “Doc” Greer (2014)

Doc (Kre-O)

Hasbro’s Kre-O has become more than a bit of an obsession for me since its GI Joe figures made their debut last year. When Collection 1 hit, I hadn’t intended to pick up more than a few choice figures that had sparked my interest. Once I bought a few blind bags and the Checkpoint Alpha …

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Oct 07

Serpentor (2008)

Serpentor (2008)

Included in the same DVD Battle Pack that also contained the oft-requested Sunbow version of Motezuma’s Skeleton, Serpentor is at least interesting. The third modern construction style version of Cobra’s Emperor, he bears somewhat more of a resemblance to his old self than the previous two versions. The result is a bit of recombinant plastic …

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