May 26

Tunnel Rat (2004)

Tunnel Rat (2004)

GI Joe figures of the 80s and 90s were based on a common sculpt size. There were a few that stood a bit taller, wider or bulkier here and there, but for the most part you could count on Joes and Cobras being around the same size. Tunnel Rat has always been portrayed as being …

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May 25

Free Fall (1990)

Freefall(1990)

Guess what? It’s a figure from 1990 that I really love. Have I mentioned before that 1990 is one of my favorite GI Joe years? Soon, I will have covered them all, and you won’t  have to hear me sing their praises on and on. Even then however, I’ll probably still find ways to talk …

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May 24

Python Patrol STUN (1989)

Python STUN

The STUN was an odd-looking vehicle, but the colors made it seem more streamlined. I wasn’t a fan of it as a kid, even though it was heavily used in the Sunbow animated series. It was meant as a fast-attack vehicle, and I can see that, but I always thought it looked more like something …

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May 23

Cobra Infantry Trooper (2004)

Cobra Infantry

If you were collecting the early 2000s GI Joe lines, there wasn’t much competition to pick up whatever you wanted. Sometimes there was a bit of a shortage of army builders, or of a variant here and there. For the most part though, it was generally clear sailing to pick up entire waves in one …

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May 22

Storm Shadow (2008)

Storm Shadow

As an action figure collector, I’m a sucker for variants. Some folks don’t care for repainted and re-released figures, preferring to stay with the main versions of their favorites. Not me. I’ve always gone in for the recolors and remolds. I think I can trace it back in general to the Masters of the Universe …

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May 21

Night Creeper Leader (1993)

Night Creeper Leader (1993)

While the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, Night Creeper Leader is one of the more memorable looking late Real American Hero line Cobras. There’s no mistaking just what part of the venerable vintage small Joe line he hails from. The man apparently likes the color orange. Night Creeper Leader appeared first in the …

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May 20

Kamakura (2004)

Kamakura (12 inch)

I miss having a series of 12 inch GI Joe figures running concurrently alongside the little guys. It seems that, until the first live action movie assortments ended, there had been at least a few based on the main line during most years since the relaunch in 2002. The most recent real-world focused figures that …

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May 19

Salvo (1990)

Salvo (1990)

1990. If you haven’t checked out that particular year of GI Joe figures, I highly recommend (again) that you give it a go. The year is unique for a few reasons. First off, the character selection is all new. That’s right, there’s not a single pre-existing Joe of Cobra among the regular lineup. The year’s …

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May 19

New Field Report: Major Bludd (1983) by KansasBrawler

KansasBrawler has another Field Report to share. This time, he’s looking at the classic original Major Bludd figure. Another great write-up, KB! Check it out right here. And remember, if you’d like to contribute entries to the Field Reports section of JAD, just drop me a message via the Contact page. Anything and everything GI …

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May 18

Iceberg (2013)

Iceberg (2013)

Oh boy, where to begin? I’ve not made it a secret that the 25th anniversary style figures are, at times, frustrating and disappointing to me. There were articulation issues, strange proportions, and a lack of consistency among figures. This wasn’t a new concern, by the way. It had been happening regularly since the 2002 relaunch. For some …

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