• Alley Viper (1994)

    The crash of the blog last week was a blessing in disguise. What was a pain in the rear to fix also turned out to be a call to action

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  • Best of Backyard Battles: Part 1

    By Jason Royalty

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  • Coloring Time: Snake Pit

    This page comes from Marvel Books’ Capture of Cobra Commander. What can I say except every good world conqueror should have a snake pit installed in his evil lair. What

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  • Stalker (2004)

    By Past Nastification Released as “Sgt. Stalker”, this figure is a single pack repaint of the 2002 new sculpt Stalker. The colors are slightly darker and the gear is different,

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  • Cloudburst (1991)

    It’s rare that I feature a figure from my collection who’s incomplete. Sad to say, since I started the blog, my disposable income has diminished, and there are some figures

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  • Tonka Play People Rapid Deployment Force HR-14

    By Past Nastification This is the HR-14, the Rapid Deployment Force version of the Tonka Hand Commander Turbo Prop.  Like the RDF figures, it’s a simple repaint of an already

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  • Night Watch Assault Trooper

    By KansasBrawler I’ve never been much of an army-builder. I’ve never really seen the point of assembling large quantities of identical looking figures. Intellectually, I understand the appeal…there have been

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  • Beware the Ides of March!

    Ouch! I don’t care what famous leaders’ DNA soup you’re made from, that’s gotta hurt! What better day than this to take a look at Serpentor’s unceremonious end in Marvel

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  • VAMP & Steel Brigade Delta

    By KansasBrawler Bear with me, ladies and gentlemen, because another vehicle set is about to get the KansasBrawler review treatment, so this could take a bit. Growing up, the big

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    Flashback: SSgt. Rock N Roll

    It’s a busy day here at JAD HQ, and we didn’t have time for a new article. Here’s a rerun for now. Oh, and it’s also a Nice Pants feature.

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  • Spring Forward With Patent Drawings!

    We’re back again with more patent drawings from the wonderful Google Patent archive. And what could be more exciting to examine than the inner workings of the spring loaded mechanisms

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  • Resolute Scarlett

    By KansasBrawler I know Hasbro always takes a lot of grief from fans (myself included) for so vehemently sticking behind their “girl figures don’t sell” line when we question their

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  • Captivating Cover: Secret of the Mummy’s Tomb

    I miss the days of Book and Record sets.I had my fair share of Peter Pan records as a toddler, including nursery rhymes and the like. I was a bit

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  • The Power of Packaging: 1984 Baroness

    Boys won’t play with female action figures. That’s a familiar refrain to toy collectors. It’s true, to a certain extent. However, in the 80s I think boys changed their minds

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  • Keychain Action Pilot

    By Past Nastification 1994 was the 30th Anniversary of GI Joe. It was thirtieth year for the overall brand, not our beloved GI Joe: A Real American Hero line. However,

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  • Land Adventurer (2006)

    When GI Joe transitioned to the Adventure Team, Hasbro maintained the basic figures’ breakdown into what previously represented the four main armed services. The army, navy, air force and Marines

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  • MOBAT Patent Drawing

    The internet never fails to bring up interesting historical tidbits about, well, everything. Basically the whole of human knowledge is at our fingertips. What does that mean for a fellow

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  • Night Creeper (FSS 4.0)

    By KansasBrawler This figure is kind of a tough nut for me to crack. I don’t normally fall in line with parts of the Joe fandom that think X figure

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  • Dart (2002)

    By Past Nastification The traditional “A Real American Hero” figure format was introduced in 1982. The ARAH format shamelessly mimicked the o-ring design and articulation of Mego’s Buck Rogers and

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  • Backyard Battles: Snowing is Half the Battle – Part 3

    By Jason Royalty

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