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Outback (2009)

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I remember when images of the Assault on Cobra Island 7 pack and the FLAK and CLAW pack hit the internet. I had been wondering when Outback, one of my favorite RAH figures, would get his due in the modern style. I thought it could be incredible figure, given the new style’s ability to portray More >

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Tripwire (2008)

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The original Tripwire was one of the first Joes whose accessories impressed me more than the figure. I remember creating a little mine field on the carpet and searching them out using his detector. The mines were soon lost in the carpet, by the way. That was about the extent of my play with him. I More >

Sponsor News: BBTS Holiday Sale

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Joe A Day sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has a Holiday sale going on, among other new pre-orders and new arrivals. Also, they have some pre-orders up on GI Joe Retaliation movie items. Check them out!

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We’ve aggregated all remaining sale items from the last 6 months into a More >

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Aero-Viper (1989)

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Imagine piloting a vehicle that puts so much stress on your body that you have out of body experiences. That is the most trippy thing I’ve read on a GI Joe file card. Talk about dangerous and a liability for your air forces. Once again, Cobra pushes the limits of safety for its troops, and puts More >

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GI Joe Trooper (2008)

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This isn’t the first time the Joe team has had action figure versions of its “greenshirt” force, a group of generic soldiers that first filled out the ranks among the named characters of the Sunbow animated series. If there was a battle scene, chances are these guys were running around in the More >

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Zartan (2009)

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I was disappointed in Zartan’s movie treatment. Although his presence was comparatively brief, I found his characterization a little too far toward the creepy end of the spectrum. He was too much of a sociopathic cold blooded killer. I wonder if the writers were inspired by the X-Men film’s More >

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Heavy Duty (1993)

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Man, has Hasbro been in love with Heavy Duty since his debut or what? Being a recent addition from just two years earlier, he got a spot on the Armor Tech team alongside longtime Joes like Duke, Hawk and Rock N Roll. Considering the color scheme, I would have assumed that he was Stalker, but not More >

Field-Reports (2)

New Field Report: Gatilho by NFCJD

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JD has another Field Report to share. It’s the 2011 convention exclusive Gatilho .

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Monkeywrench (2009)

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Sometimes parts reuse just doesn’t turn out as well as expected. As a former action figure customizer, I can appreciate having a vision for a base figure and thinking that vision will be borne out in the end. I’ve also had experiences in which the limitations of the base figure couldn’t be More >

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Gung-Ho (2003 Built to Rule)

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Despite being pretty much a flop, and not well remembered even among a less popular era of GI Joe, I found the Built to Rule series fun, especially the vehicles. Among the figures released, a few were quite memorable. My favorite was Firefly, covered some time ago on the site. Gung-Ho was another More >

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