• Destro (2009)

    Destro has always been a clothes horse and a man unafraid to outfit himself in outlandish outerwear. From his original 1980s look to the gold masked swashbuckler during his Iron

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  • Dhalsim (1993)

    Yoga fire! Dhalsim is certainly unique among GI Joe figures, and yes this is a GI Joe figure, at least in terms of official branding. Just check out the smallish

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  • Sightline (2017)

    Sightline, first released as part of the 2015 Toy R Us exclusives, was a new character based on Gary Head, noted Joe historian who passed away in 2014. This year,

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  • Hi-Tech (2006 Sigma 6)

    Hi-Tech encapsulates most of what I enjoy about the eight inch Sigma 6 figures. A large, durable toy (especially in kid-sized hands) as well as multiple, modular accessories with sensible

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  • Action Sailor

    It’s not often that we bring up Big Questions around here. So on the occasion of Nice Pants Week 2017, we ask one about one of the oldest GI Joe

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  • SAW Viper (2003)

    The SAW Viper troop has a nasty reputation among fans of the Marvel GI Joe comic, as one of its members murdered several members of the Joe team. The original

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  • Nice Pants Week 2017

    It’s time again for another colossal celebration of clothing, a five-day festival of festoonery, a remarkable review of raiment—Nice Pants Week! I can’t believe that I’ve neglected to focus on

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  • Coloring Time: Rise of Cobra Training

    Ah yes, remember the training montage in Rise of Cobra? Wherein Duke not only bested Snake Eyes in hand-to-hand combat, but Brendan Fraser also cameo-ed by rolling up on a

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  • Stealth BAT

    By KansasBrawler Growing up, I always loved the Cobra B.A.T. and though I missed out on the original version, the 1991 version quickly became one of my most used Cobra

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  • Hombre in 1973 Wards Christmas Catalog

    “Hombre” Means Man! Such says the Montgomery Wards 1973 Christmas catalog. I suppose some folks had to have the word explained to them back in the day. Regardless, Hombre is

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  • Star Brigade Napkins

    Happy Birthday to Me! Now I’m gonna a have a big ol’ piece of chocolate cake on a Star Brigade napkin, and a cold brew in a Sky Patrol stein.

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  • Assembly Required 2017

    Code Name: Iowa’s yearly GI Joe con Assembly Required went down last Saturday, and the entire JAD family made the trip up to Des Moines. As usual, Code Name: Iowa

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  • Kre-O Outpost Defender

    By KansasBrawler While I didn’t have it growing up, ever since I got lucky and found the Wal-Mart exclusive Rise of Cobra Outpost Defender, I’ve been kind of obsessed with

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  • LCV and Devilfish in ’87 Hasbro Dealer Catalog

    Dealer catalogs can be a trove of fascinating images. This page from 1987 showcases the LCV and Devilfish, each in detailed diorama fashion. When placed in such an interesting environment

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  • Lt. Falcon Costume Pattern (1987 Butterick)

    Happy Halloween! I hope you and yours are having a fun (and safe) evening of Trick or Treating, or Whatever and Whatevering. Mrs. JAD and I will be out with

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  • The Power of Packaging: Secret of the Mummy’s Tomb

    Mummies and GI Joe go way back–all the way to the 70s. As a kid just barely aware of the large scale Joes that predated my childhood Real American Heros,

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  • Mutt & Junkyard Knockoff Minifigure

    Continuing our coverage of the recent release of an assortment of GI Joe themed minifigures based on a certain popular brick-based format, we’ve got a version of the team’s original

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  • 50th Anniversary Dusty

    By KansasBrawler I’ve never been a terribly big fan of Dusty. It’s not that I don’t like the character, it’s just I’ve never found his figures to be terribly interesting.

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  • Jungle Mission

    By Flag Points Don Our old Flag Points Podcast buddy Don has returned to the scene with a dio series. The first part finds the Joe team going up against

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  • Blowtorch Blowout: Part 3

    By Past Nastification The modern era has given us new versions of Blowtorch. The first, from 2009, is a modern interpretation of the classic 1984 design. It’s packed with detail

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