With Joecon nearly upon us, and the announcement of this year’s enemy force as the Iron Grenadiers, I was reminded of a past year’s set, and its wonderful new troopers, the Iron Anvils.
I’ll be honest, I was not much of a fan of Destro’s private army in the past, mostly due to the fact that it More >
So I guess at some point Dr. Mindbender gave up on a fully humanoid appearance for his battle androids and opted to crib from Terminator. I can’t believe a man as smart as Mindbender would need to blatantly copy like that. I suppose there’s no accounting for style plagiarism, as he also dressed More >
I have a different perspective when looking back on 1988-1990 figures. Those were the years during which I wasn’t collecting, so the years on either side hold different kinds of memories for me and also seem to affect my opinions. The ’82-87 period is most definitely colored by nostalgia, More >
I enjoy a good updating and re-imagining of a classic character. The Pursuit of Cobra and 30th anniversary lines both managed a few figure updates that really impressed me. Hawk is a great new battle-ready version of the team’s long time field commander.
When Hawk returned to the line as a general More >
I never would have figured Beachhead for a turtleneck guy. I suppose it’s just part of the Resolute style. Both he and Stalker had the big collar thing happening. A few of the Resolute figures shared tooling, and honestly, it grated on me. The extended elbow pads and boot cuffs got real old, real More >
This collectors club exclusive Copperhead is a pretty successful blending of new sculpt era parts. It’s also one of the few figures to make successful use of a Spy Troops disguise accessory, in this case Sgt. Airborne’s helmet. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who was thinking “Copperhead custom!” More >
Look upon Arctic Destro, a symbol of frustration that represented the sometimes poor distribution of the Pursuit of Cobra line. 2009 to 2010 was a time of feast to famine for a Joe collector. Going from the wealth of movie product on shelves to the delay of the follow-up line’s launch to its More >
Are you a green Clutch fan or a tan Clutch fan? That’s a tough choice. It’s not a question of Kirk vs. Picard, Death Star vs. Enterprise or Elvis vs. Beatles proportions, but still worth consideration in geek circles. While the first version is all about the iconic first 1982 series, the later tan More >
It’s amazing what the right combination of parts, and a solid color scheme can accomplish. Over the years, many figures have been put together using a variety of reused parts. Sometimes the result is fantastic, and the mix isn’t even evident. Other times, it looks as though Dr. Frankenstein made a More >
I have to say that the GI Joe line has had its share of butt-ugly female figures throughout the decades. But I’ve also said to myself, “Self, I really would like to see a butt-ugly British female Joe figure.” Well, I got my wish with the convention exclusive version of Action Man’s Natalie More >