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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Feb 15

Dial-Tone (1986 Special Mission: Brazil)

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Store exclusives. Often times the bane of a collector’s existence. The experience of looking for an exclusive can be frustrating. Sometimes the store gets the item once or twice and it’s gobbled up before you can get there. That stinks. Sometimes the store in question isn’t located within a reasonable distance. That really stinks. Unfortunately, …

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Feb 14

Zarana (2003)

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Did I mention before that the original Zarana figure was fugly beyond belief? Maybe that was intentional  but probably not, since the card art portrayed a more attractive face. I suppose she just ended up with one of those ugly 80’s female action figure heads. Zartan’s little sis was subject to the same issues years later …

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Feb 13

Rock ‘N Roll (1991)

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I’ve been flying my freak flag when it comes to the 90’s GI Joe toys since, well, the 90’s. It was the era in which I dove back into collecting, so the time still holds a certain fascination for me. I particularly remember the early 90’s toy treasure trove that was the Half Price Store. …

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Feb 13

New Field Report: Steel with WaveRunner by twitziller

Twitziller returns with another True Heroes Field Report. It’s Steel with Waverunner. Hey, they’re adding code names to this line. Nice. Check it out right here, complete with gratuitous Retaliation three-pack Firefly.

Feb 11

Firefly (2013)

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Firefly is one of those classic figures whose original look was never done justice in the modern lines. The 25th anniversary versions had issues with the chest harness, and changed up the main weapon. The Pursuit of Cobra Firefly, while an interesting new take and a very detailed figure, obviously wasn’t meant to emulate the …

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Feb 11

Red Wolf (1984 Action Force)

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It’s been a long while since I covered a figure from Action Force,  the UK’s sort-of cousin of GI Joe. The initial years of that line shared a construction style similar to Kenner’s vintage Star Wars line. Five points of articulation were common, as was a more pliable plastic. The figures have a completely different feel from …

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Feb 10

Sgt. Airborne (2003)

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I remember this figure being a real oddity and a little hard to find for a bit when it first was released. Of course, that’s relative considering that the 2000’S series seemed to be more readily available than the more modern assortments have been, and there weren’t too many other collectors (at least in my area) …

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Feb 09

Altitude (1990)

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Rounding out the wonderful Sky Patrol sub-group is Altitude, the team’s recon scout. There are other GI Joes with a focus on recon, but Altitude must be the most unique. Possessing a photographic memory and excellent artistic abilities, he combines the two to create detailed drawings of his reconnaissance targets. Like other Sky Patrol members, …

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Feb 09

GI Joe Retaliation Press Pics

I’m not really a news site, but these figures have me really excited, especially the Kre-O. Here are the Hasbro press shots.  

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