The Revenge of Cobra. I had a Beta (that’s right, Beta) tape that I’d recorded from its first TV airing that I watched over and over. I watched that mini-series so many times that I can still recite most of the dialog even today.
There were a few vehicles and accessories from the mini-series that More >
The Hasbro 12 inch Joe figures of the 2000′s era included their share of hits and misses. Presumably as a cost-cutting measure, quite a few of the figures featured molded shirts rather than cloth. I always thought the look was cheap and knockoff-ish. A few, like Wild Bill, Bazooka, Agent Faces and More >
I’ll admit that for the most part, my Pursuit of Cobra purchases went into baggies soon after being opened. That’s not to say I didn’t like the figures; bagging is just a process I’ve been doing ever since the 2000′s when I was collecting both new Star Wars and Joes. I would buy a new wave, and More >
I can say this without hesitation or embarrassment: I have a thing for the 90′s Action Man. Not in that way—get your minds out of the gutter, people. I’m talking about the toys and the animated series.
Having grown up as a small scale Joe fan, most of my exposure to the 12 inch format came from More >
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Doc was among the first group of replacements in the Joe comic, and I still remember seeing the commerical one morning before school. I just had to have the Polar Battle Bear afterwards. As wonderful as the toys and comic were, the one-two punch of marketing brilliance in an animated comic book More >
Remember the 80′s, when the Real American Hero line was still based in a not-too-distant future military style based on a great deal of cutting edge equipment, like anti-aircraft guns that could be strapped to a soldier’s back? Surely nothing so silly would have been released in Joe’s halcyon More >
The GI Joe Trooper appears to be a new iteration of the generic troop idea that started with the Steel Brigade. I say appears because the movie figures forego file cards, long a staple of Joe figures. I’m more than a little disappointed in this missing piece of the toyline. Those little bits of More >