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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Jun 20

Night-Viper (2006)

Night-Viper (2006)

A lot has been said about the GI Joe figures of the golden years of 1982 through 1986, but I’m here to tell you again not to overlook some of the later releases. The Night-Viper figure is hands-down one of the most amazing figures of the Real American Hero era. The Night-Viper’s purpose, sculpt, and …

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Jun 19

Gung Ho (2004)

Gung Ho (2004)

Much was made of Night Force this year, with the convention exclusive set focusing on the popular GI Joe sub-team. Believe it or not, Night Force got a little bit of love during the second o-ring era. First there was a two-pack during the Spy Troops series, then a second set within Valor vs. Venom. …

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Jun 18

Destro (2002)

Destro (2002)

When you think of Destro, the image of the stoic silver mask and red collared black jacket probably are the first things that come to mind. You may also think of wrist rockets, and maybe a cool backpack case filled with weaponry. How would you feel about a Destro figure if most of those iconic …

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Jun 17

Snow Wolf (2005)

Snow Wolf (2005)

The 1985 Snow Serpent has been one of my favorite Cobra troopers since its original release. One of the most iconic figures in the line, it was also highly accessorized for its time. Better yet, the Snow Serpent could stow or carry all of his gear at once. The legacy of Cobra cold weather troops …

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Jun 16

Hawk (1983)

Hawk (1983)

What separated the 80s GI Joe from the myriad of other less successful toys to inhabit that most awesome of decades? For me, it was the way that Hasbro went above and beyond to create a mythology to go along with the toys. First, with the comic and later the Sunbow animated series, the Joe …

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Jun 16

New Field Report: Monkeywrench (1986) by KansasBrawler

KansasBrawler checks in this Father’s Day with a Field Report. It’s the Dreadnok Monkeywrench from 1986. Give it a look right here.

Jun 15

Night Creeper (2009)

Night Creeper (2009)

The Night Creeper from 2009’s Defense of Cobra Island multi-pack is another example of a mostly well executed take on a vintage figure design. The Flint arms are a bit of a bummer, but the positives about the rest of him manage to outweigh the poor parts choice. This updated figure does a better job …

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Jun 14

Night Adder (2009)

Night Adder (2009)

While I didn’t care much for most of the Rise of Cobra movie based GI Joe and Cobra figure designs, the off-screen extras of non-movie figures had a share of very exciting new characters and troops. Night Adder showed up a little later in the movie run. A lot of those later wave toys were …

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Jun 14

New Field Report: Buzz Boar by KansasBrawler

KansasBrawler is back with another vehicle review, the 1987 Cobra Buzz Boar. I’ve covered this one too, but there’s enough goofiness here to go around. Check it out here.

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