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New Field Report: Machine Gun Defense Unit by KansasBrawler

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A new Field Report is up! KansasBrawler returns with another battlefield accessory. This time, it’s the Machine Gun Defense Unit. Check it out!

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Cobra Slice (2002)

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Since 1984, there have been ninjas of some sort in GI Joe. I suppose they’ll always be a part of whatever the current line is doing, regardless of focus or scale. Sgt. Savage is the only post-80′s small scale Joe line I can think of that didn’t have a ninja or at least a figure with ninja like More >

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Lightning Mobutu (1988 CORPS!)

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While Lanard’s Corps line borrowed elements from GI Joe, the company has also produced a share of figures that, while odd, are their own unique creations. Witness other lines like the STAR Force sub-line’s crazily inventive Space Cowboys or the heavily sought after Bio-Wing fighters. The main More >

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Iceberg (1986)

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Iceberg was the opposite of Snow Job, accessory-wise. Where the Joe team’s first arctic trooper came equipped with snow traveling gear, Iceberg has nothing. Not even a pair of snow shoes.

He did get a rifle, and a handily colored white one at that. I’ve often wondered why Snow Job didn’t get a More >

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Rock ‘N Roll (1983)

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There are so many ’82-83 Joes that to me seem so iconic, I have a hard time deciding which one would be my choice to be the definitive early figure. Sometimes I think it’s Grunt, other times it’s Flash or Clutch, or even Snake Eyes. Then again, it could be Rock ‘N Roll. I guess I’ll never decide. More >

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Volga (1998)

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According to the file card info, this is the Oktober Guard member usually known as Daina. Was there another rights issue going on, or did the Hasbro team at the time just think that Daina needed a proper code name? Then again, is it really her, since the hair is red?

This figure is light years More >

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New Field Report: International Action Force (1993) by Acer

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Reader and frequent commenter Acer has a review of the 1993 International Action Force mail-in. I’ve covered the included mail-in Budo on the site before. It’s a great set all around, especially if you like the 90′s thing. Check it out in Field Reports.

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Spearhead and Max (1988)

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Spearhead and Max are a weird, inexplicable pair. First, there’s the weird, inexplicable colors. Spearhead wears the orangiest of camo patterns. I don’t know what alien planet’s vegetation he’s meant to blend into, but he’s certainly not bland. Even his backpack is orange. Was somebody colorblind More >

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Duke (1997)

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I had thought that Stars and Stripes Breaker would be the pinnacle of bad Joe figures. It was lazily produced and ineptly accessorized. It was unadulterated, high octane action figure poo. Could another figure come close to it in sheer disappointment? Duke comes pretty close, especially More >

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Dusty (2000)

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When is a desert trooper not a desert trooper? When he’s been repainted for the 2000-2002 Real American Hero Collection, a line populated with a share of the cool, the strange and the lackluster. Wait, that’s pretty much any Joe line.

The ’91 Dusty mold is, like many others from the same year, More >

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