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 >
A few days ago I wrote about a Cobra figure that looked like an Iron Grenadier but was not. Today, it’s the opposite, an Iron Grenadier that doesn’t look like one. In fact, I’m not really sure what this figure looks like. It is dang weird though.
Wild Boar is the strange driver of a strange More >
Have I written too often about Snake Eyes? I apologize if I have, but love him or hate him, you can’t deny his presence. You also can’t deny his wardrobe changes. Though most are of the black and grey variety, he did add a splash of color in 1991. I still have an intense appreciation for that More >
Well, Joe fans, even though the proverbial rug has been pulled out from under us, we mustn’t fret too long. After all, the release of a movie, though it may provide a boost to sales for a bit, is not the fuel of fandom. It’s you and I, getting our GI Joe geek on with old product as well as new, be More >
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The Dollar General Shipwreck comes to us as a hybrid homage to the Devil’s Due comic and 2002 toyline versions. I’ve been a fan of the look as an alternative to his Popeye the sailor getup, and it’s nice to see him brought into the modern style.
The movie line figure of 2009 was a decent More >
Oops–it happens. That’s about all I can say to continuity sticklers who may not like the fact that Hasbro gave two different characters the same code name. With a line made up of hundreds of Joes and Cobras, there’s bound to be a screw up here and there. Don’t be too harsh about the name business. More >
Star Vipers hold the distinction of being surgically altered to be more effective at piloting their spacecraft. I just can’t see the draw in joining Cobra, unless you’re really hard up for a job. Between these guys and the Toxo-Vipers, I can only imagine the EEOC and OSHA issues that are going on More >