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Coil Crusher (2004)

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I’m not afraid to say that I am a fan of gimmicks. There’s an added element of fun when an action figure can do something more than to be placed into different poses. Whether it’s light-up, projectile firing, water squirting, spring-loaded punching, color-changing or limb-swapping, I’m down for More >

Thanks to itsalltrue.net!

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Thanks to itsalltrue.net for adding Joe A Day to their weekly Review Round-Up section. Be sure to stop by and check out the other great reviews and sites featured in that section of their site. Thanks, IAT!

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Big Lob (2010)

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Man, I really miss the o-ring. I don’t want to sound like a dinosaur whose only interest is in the old construction, or who pines only for a rigid return to the old 80′s style. I realize that time marches on, especially in the toy world. The old Joes, as great as they are, just wouldn’t stand up More >

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Buzzer (2007)

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Have I mentioned before that the 25th anniversary series both frustrates and inspires? Articulation, fit and proportion issues were balanced with innovations that would be improved upon in the modern line. For me, the accessories were the most solid aspect of the figures. Whether harnesses, More >

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Sea Slug (1987)

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I only have memories of a few of the 1987 vehicles. I stopped buying Joes early that year, and the only ’87 vehicle I picked up was the Sky Sweeper. Yeah, not the best choice of a vehicle to go out of the line. I did look through the year’s catalog, and thought that the Cobra Sea Ray looked More >

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Steel Brigade (2011)

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Imagine making the Steel Brigade cool. I wouldn’t have thought the old create your own Joe figure to be high on Hasbro’s make list, but obviously someone had a soft spot for the old mail-in. The figure has been done in a way that pays homage to the original while putting a bit of a new spin on More >

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Cobra Commander (1988 Micro Figure)

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Today I got a message from Dave of the Flag Points podcast. He said, “You should review a Joe micro figure!” Well, believe it or not, I don’t have any on hand. So he sent a pic. Seeing the tiny little guy in front of the original figure made me think of the old Marx toy soldiers More >

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Airman John–I think (1986 American Defense–I think)

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I can’t lie, I think this is Airman John, the pilot character in Remco’s GI Joe wannabe, American Defense, but I can’t be sure. The mold was repurposed many times for the line and its offshoots. Just off the top of my head, Remco also produced US Forces, American Force and US Military using the More >

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Cobra Bunker (1985)

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The battlefield accessory concept was another brilliant piece of marketing for the Real American Hero line. For a small price point you could provide your troops with an added element of play. While the cannon, machine gun and missile unit sets were cool additions to my arsenal, I particularly More >

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A Nice Place to Visit

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This is my first post as part of Cool and Collected’s League of Extraordinary Bloggers project. This week’s assignment was “Take a trip to anywhere in pop culturedom. What fictional town, time, or world would you want to visit?” Naturally, I chose a GI Joe related locale.

Because the property had More >

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