Apr 05

Lt. Clay Moore (2007)

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Sometimes when I look through my figures for the next batch of subjects, I get all wistful about one or two, particularly if I haven’t looked at them in a while. That’s what happened when I grabbed this guy out of the 2007 con set. This figure impresses me for two reasons, beyond the fact …

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Apr 04

Iron Klaw (2013)

Iron Klaw

I’ve been a fan of GI Joe Extreme since…okay, maybe fan is too strong a word. I’ve had a sick fascination with GI Joe Extreme since its inception. The biggest part of that fascination is the series’ villain, Iron Klaw. Sure, he was broadly drawn, and the gimmick of his alter ego should have been …

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Apr 04

New Field Report: Mortar Defense Unit (1984) by KansasBrawler

KansasBrawler returns with another battlefield accessory, the Mortar Defense Unit. Check it out right here. Also if you’re interested in contributing a Field Report of your own, just shoot me a message via the contact page.

Apr 03

Toxic Zartan (2007)

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For your consideration: Toxic Zartan. Before you hit the ‘Back’ button on your browser, for a moment, take Sigma 6 out of its place in GI Joe history as the line that supplanted an improving small scale line in 2005. Put the mostly god awful cartoon series out of your mind. Look at the figures …

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Apr 02

Flint (2002)

Flint (2002)

In remembering back to the time of the new GI Joe 2002 series, there was a clamor by fans for the well known classic characters of the 80s. Most folks also wanted to see their favorites decked out in their old duds as well. Flint obliges, although he’s more than a little odd looking, like …

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Apr 01

X-Ray Man (1980)

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Can you believe I’ve been blogging daily about Fisher-Price’s Adventure People line for almost two years? Who would have thought that there were even enough figures to last that long? I’m no math whiz, but somehow it’s worked out so far. Here’s to two more years of daily AP excitement! Adventure People collectors fall into …

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Mar 31

TARGAT (1993)

TARGAT (1993)

The second iteration of TARGAT is missing two essential elements of its initial version. First, they’re apparently no longer affiliated with the Iron Grenadiers (at least it’s not mentioned on the file card) the TARGAT troops nevertheless make a welcome second appearance. Most everything else remains the same as far as the troops’ function. The …

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Mar 30

Leatherneck (2001)

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Leatherneck? Really? Though I generally enjoyed the 2001 series of figures, this one strikes me as quite a lazy attempt at creating something new. Just one year before, the entire ’92 Duke mold was re-released. To repurpose the top half, slap on a new head, and give him Roadblock’s pants just makes me wonder if …

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Mar 29

Sonya Blade (1995 Mortal Kombat)

Sonya Blade

All was not lost in 1994 and 1995 for fans of GI Joe and ninjas after its cancellation. There were two continuations, at least of some Joe molds, in the Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat lines. I recall finding the Mortal Kombat figures at the now defunct Kay-Bee Toys. Generally located in malls, the stores …

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Mar 28

Duke (2002)

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Whenever a new version of a GI Joe toy line is released, you can’t hit the toy aisles without running into a Duke figure. Love him or hate him, the team’s top sergeant is ubiquitous. Heck, the guy can get offed five minutes into a feature film and still get prominent place on the movie …

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