Jun 29

Joe A Day 2nd Anniversary Epic Post!

I’m celebrating two years of the blog this weekend, and first up is an epic post featuring readers and friends and their two “must save” GI Joe items. Check it out here, and be on the lookout for the epic 2nd anniversary podcast special–coming soon!

Jun 28

Heavy Duty (1991)

Heavy Duty (1991)

Heavy Duty as a character got a lot of flak (no pun intended) from some fans from the 2000s onwards. The absence of Roadblock for the first year of the relaunch and his seeming replacement with a new heavy weapons specialist didn’t seem to sit right with many collectors. It was never much of a …

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Jun 27

Super Trooper (1988)

Super Trooper (1988)

It’s been a long time getting here, two years in fact. Last year, my first anniversary post covered the 30th anniversary Airtight, a new version of the first figure I ever covered for the blog. This time, I’m looking at a figure that I’d intended to showcase since the beginning, but that had been pushed …

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Jun 26

Dusty (1985)

Dusty (1985)

It’s amazing to consider just how many GI Joe figures that still resonate with collectors were part of the 1985 assortment. I’ve often wondered how much of our affection for the year’s toys can be attributed to the Sunbow animated series. When I see this first version of Dusty, I’m reminded of two things: the …

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Jun 26

New Field Report: GI Joe Stamp and Sticker Set by Jeremy

  Jeremy has submitted another great Field Report. It’s all about a few interesting non-toy GI Joe items. I love this kind of stuff. Check it out here.

Jun 25

Keel Haul (1985)

Keel Haul (1985)

I wasn’t fortunate enough to have a USS Flagg as a kid, so I have no nostalgic memories for Keel Haul, unless you count looking at the Flagg in the 1985 catalog for hours upon hours. Keel Haul encompasses what I think is one of the great strengths of the Real American Hero era: the …

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Jun 24

Vapor (1990)

Vapor (1990)

Yet another Cobra pilot subjected to physical modifications, I have to wonder: is Cobra telling the people who volunteer that they may at some point have their craniums cracked open to accommodate electrodes, or their DNA modified to turn them into heinous monsters; and if so, who the heck is volunteering? I mean, I can …

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Jun 23

Tracker Kwinn (2004)

Tracker Kwinn (2004)

Sometimes, Hasbro gets points just for having the chutzpah to get a figure out to market, even if it doesn’t live up to expectations. In the case of Kwinn, could any figure made mostly of existing parts live up to fan wishes? I can remember wanting a toy version of the infamous mercenary ever since …

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Jun 22

Cybor Trooper (1996 CORPS!)

Cybor Trooper (1996)

Lanard’s CORPS! toy line has had a long long history of repaints. In my time of collecting the series, I’ve found that the original versions of the figures are increasingly harder to find than the myriad of repaints produced through the 90s. The Max Power series featured many of the original molds in a variety …

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Jun 21

Capt. Grid-Iron (Funskool)

Capt. Grid-Iron (Funskool)

It’s been a while since a Funskool India figure graced this blog. Okay, okay, it’s really only been a week, but this was an exciting pick up for me. This is one figure that I have been trying to track down for some time. I had originally attempted to pick it up online a few …

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