Tag Archive: 12 inch

May 27

Storm Shadow (1993 Hall of Fame)

Storm Shadow (1993 HoF)

A much as I like the original Storm Shadow figure from 1984, I must admit that the follow-up Ninja Force version also holds a place of distinction in my mind. While the spring-action feature hindered poseability, the design was an interesting departure from the standard ninja pajamas of the 80s. The fact that the Hall …

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Feb 05

Dart (2003)

Dart (2003)

While some small Joe collectors are lamenting the fact that there doesn’t appear to be much mass retail GI Joe presence on the horizon, I have to feel even worse for those large scale figure collectors, who have already been without much in the way of new product. Even the latest film didn’t generate the …

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Sep 05

Snake Eyes (2013 12 inch)

Snake Eyes (2013 12 inch)

The partner figure of the Storm Shadow covered a while back, Snake Eyes is even more intriguing to me. The old school aspect of these new 12 inch styled GI Joe figures, as a contrast to the recent super detailed and hyper articulated toys, fascinates me. They’re simplistic in terms of construction, and though the …

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May 20

Kamakura (2004)

Kamakura (12 inch)

I miss having a series of 12 inch GI Joe figures running concurrently alongside the little guys. It seems that, until the first live action movie assortments ended, there had been at least a few based on the main line during most years since the relaunch in 2002. The most recent real-world focused figures that …

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Dec 28

Rock ‘N’ Roll (Sideshow Collectibles)

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Over the years, I’ve gone back and forth over the larger scale GI Joes. I knew little to nothing about them as a kid, only being exposed to a few Adventure Team figures once at a neighbor’s house. It wasn’t until the Hall of Fame series in the 90’s, and the rise of toy collecting …

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Oct 01

Operation: Sand Sting (Adventures of GI Joe 2010)

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I’ve said this many times: I admire figures that can store their equipment on their person.  There’s something impressive and realistic about a character schlepping his gear around. It shows just a little more attention to detail on the part of the toy maker, and I’m always appreciative of the effort. Operation Sand Sting presents …

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