Mar 29

Sonya Blade (1995 Mortal Kombat)

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All was not lost in 1994 and 1995 for fans of GI Joe and ninjas after its cancellation. There were two continuations, at least of some Joe molds, in the Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat lines. I recall finding the Mortal Kombat figures at the now defunct Kay-Bee Toys. Generally located in malls, the stores …

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Mar 28

Duke (2002)

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Whenever a new version of a GI Joe toy line is released, you can’t hit the toy aisles without running into a Duke figure. Love him or hate him, the team’s top sergeant is ubiquitous. Heck, the guy can get offed five minutes into a feature film and still get prominent place on the movie …

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Mar 27

Joe A Day GI Joe: Retaliation Non-Spoiler Review

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On Tuesday, I was invited by a local theater marketing company to set up a display of some of my GI Joe collection at an early screening of GI Joe: Retaliation. It was quite an exciting event, being able to bring along a selection of Joe stuff of many eras, in keeping with the theme …

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Mar 27

Python Crimson Guard (1989)

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The Python Patrol sub-set was responsible for some of the weirdest Cobra uniform color schemes of the time. While the set has a unifying palette of colors and patterns, they’re not commonly placed on the figures in the same way. All featured a snakeskin pattern, but some were across pants and shirts while others were …

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Mar 26

Thunder (1984)

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Is Thunder one of the most forgotten of the early 80s GI Joe drivers? I don’t know why, looking at his figure. While he may not have been as colorful as others, his uniform and accessories were unique for the time. Outfitted in a very realistic looking uniform with flak vest and chest holster, he …

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Mar 25

Iceberg (1993)

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Well, I really really thought I was done with the snow themed figures a few days ago. Along came spring, and along with it, another snow storm. For the occasion, I broke out another fella in white. This time it’s the second version of Iceberg. In 1993, I was fully into GI Joe and action …

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Mar 24

Checkpoint Alpha (2013 Kre-O)

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When I covered a few of the individual Kre-O figures a while back, I mentioned having the most pure fun with GI Joe since the days of Sigma 6. I’ll go one better with the building sets and say that I’ve been transported back to the days of assemble-your-own vehicles and accessories. I know that …

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Mar 23

Joe Colton (2013)

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Way back when I started this blog, I covered a figure actually code named GI Joe. I’m sure every kid at some point asked the question, “Which one is GI Joe?” It’s a logical  question to ask, since that’s the name on every package. Of course, the generation prior to the Real American Hero era …

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Mar 22

Alley Viper (2013)

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During the 25th anniversary series, there were many figures on fans’ want lists. The Defense of Cobra Island seven pack put a few of most wanted Cobra army builders in our hands. The original Alley Viper was one of them, and most of that mold continues to show up in modern versions of the popular …

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Mar 21

Snow Storm (1993)

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Well, I thought winter was finished around these parts, but I guess there’s one last blast coming through. In honor of that, and this crazy season of apocalyptic snowfall, here’s Snow Storm. Part of the Battle Corps series, his claim to fame with collectors comes from a variation. This figure, along with the same year’s …

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