Feb 23

Sneak Attack Storm Shadow (2013)

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The action figure gods giveth. Case in point: a couple of days ago, I raved about the Snake Eyes figure from this same wave, and how it’s a well detailed and articulated figure with a fun action feature. The action figure gods also taketh away. Case in point: this Storm Shadow. I swear I’ve seen …

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Feb 22

Battle-Kata Roadblock (2013)

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Roadblock in GI Joe Retaliaton is apparently a man who’s well prepared. His latest action figure sure is. He comes equipped with what’s called Battle-Kata, a sort of Swiss Army by way of Lego weapons system. It sounded like a goofy concept when I first heard about and saw it (especially the wave one version …

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Feb 21

Ninja Duel Snake Eyes (2013)

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There are times in movie action figure lines when the makers go for playabaility, and times when film accuracy and articulation are a focus. Usually, the former applies first, and if a line is lucky enough to stick around for a few assortments, the latter will be released as well. Fortunately for the Retaliation toy …

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Feb 21

New Field Report: Mortal Kombat Liu Lang (1994) by Acer

Acer has returned with another review, this time covering a non-GI Joe figure whose parts will look familiar. It’s Liu Lang from Mortal Kombat. Check out the flawless victory right here.

Feb 20

Heavy Water (2003)

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New Cobra troopers are always welcome in my collection. Going beyond the regular blueshirts was exciting to me as a kid, whether they were generic troops or named characters. The Eels and Snow Serpents were the first specific duty troops that got me hooked on Cobra’s increasing diversity. Later in the 80’s, it seemed like …

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Feb 19

Quick Kick (2013 Kre-O)

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Is it too soon to cover one of these again? I don’t care, because I’m too fascinated by them. Sorry folks. I’m sure the feeling will pass eventually and I’ll be back to the usual mix of the ridiculous and the sublime in a more familiar scale. For now though, it’s Yo Kre-O! Quick Kick …

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Feb 18

Radar Station (1987 Action Pack)

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If there was ever evidence of how big the GI Joe line was in the 80’s, one need only look at the amount and variation of product and its increase as those first few years went by. From the beginning, Hasbro was wise to include a variety of price points in its offerings. There were …

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Feb 17

New Field Report: 1/18 Scale El Camino by Twitziller

I know what you’re thinking: What?! An El Camino? First, there’s a fuzzy-headed Lego wannabe and now this? What else would you expect from Joe A Day? Twitziller is back with an item that represents a certain scene stealing vehicle from the Retaliation trailers. Check it out right here.

Feb 17

Barrel Roll (2005)

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Barrel Roll was the case of a figure whose update was a pretty far cry, design-wise, from the original. The first figure looked like a young hotshot character, and his uniform supported that idea. Outfitted in a loose fitting uniform, done up in blue and grey, he seemed to be geared more towards the pseudo-military/adventure …

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Feb 16

Adventure Team Commander (2013 Kre-O)

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A while back, Kirk Bozigian was a guest on Flag Points, and mentioned that the Hasbro Battleship Kre-O sets were basically GI Joe. Looks like someone at Hasbro listened to him. He’s also mentioned several times that kids need to be interested in GI Joe to make the brand the big success it once was. …

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