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Flint (2004)

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Night Force was quite well represented in the 2000′s era, appearing in a couple of army builder waves as well as a Toys R Us multi-pack. This Flint hails from the latter, and I like his inclusion in the group. He’s a prominent command member of the GI Joe team, and I always find him useful in a More >

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Zartan (2003 Custom)

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In my younger days, I was heavily involved in action figure customizing. Most of my focus was on Marvel comics, with a particular bent toward the more obscure corners of their well populated universe. I tackled the likes of weirdos such as Brother Voodoo, Shaman, Spirit of ’76, Wonder Man, More >

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Cutter (1993)

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Cutter was one of those rare “driver” characters that later became a single card release. He joined up with the Drug Elimination Force in 1992, in a move that actually made a lot of sense. His function as a sea operations specialist with the sub-group fit well within the premise of the DEF, since More >

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New Field Report: Ammo Dump by KansasBrawler

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KansasBrawler is back with another Field Report for a classic battlefield accessory. This time it’s the Ammo Dump from 1985. Thanks, KB! Also be sure to check the Field Report section for any previous entries you may have missed.

Cobra Commander (2003)

Cobra Commander (2003)

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Battle helmet or hood? It’s a question that has been in the mind of GI Joe fans since the 1980′s. In the comic and cartoon, the Commander switched headgear quite often, causing kids (including me) to want both versions. Hasbro fulfilled the wish in 1984, with a mail order hooded version. Both the More >

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Agent Helix (2009)

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Why is it so difficult to portray an attractive female face at the 3 & 3/4 inch scale, even in the modern age? Granted, Helix isn’t as unattractive as the original Scarlett, but her face looks a bit odd to me. Maybe I’m just seeing the eye paint at a weird angle and it looks strange. She does have More >

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Duke (2009)

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This Duke was a turning point for me in my opinion of the modern construction’s ability to be playable. Not only did the figure live up to the super poseable description given since 2007, it also improved on the already likeable notion of removable gear. Nothing got in the way of anything else, and More >

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Secto-Viper (1988)

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The BUGG is one of the absolute funkiest vehicles in the Cobra arsenal. An impressive underwater and shoreline attack craft, as well as a truly amphibious personnel carrier, it featured a removable mini-sub as well as deployable jet skis. With its bulbous front end, the thing also looked like a More >

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Lifeline (2002)

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By 2001, I was firmly entrenched in the online GI Joe and toy geek collecting world. Instead of getting info on new releases from Stone Age places like magazines, I was going to the fan sites, message boards and Usenet (can it be considered Bronze Age?) for the latest scoop. I had been buying the More >

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Mutt (1989)

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Mutt was one of my favorite figures back in ’84. Imagine my surprise seeing him as part of Slaughter’s Marauders. I confess to not understanding what these strange repaints were about when noticing them in 1989. Those old molds just looked strange hanging on the pegs. What was I doing in a toy More >

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