Posts tagged 25th Anniversary

Flamethrower Specialist (2008)

Cobra Trooper – Flamethrower Specialist (2008)

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Here’s another of the Cobra extreme environment troopers, this time a flamethrower. Well, I think that’s what he’s supposed to be. He actually incorporates elements from a firefighter as well as a flamethrower. The body was donated by Barbecue, the Joe team’s resident fire putter-outer. The weapon More >

Tiger Force Flint (25th Anniversary)

Tiger Force Flint (25th Anniversary)

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by KansasBrawler

To this day, Flint has always been my favorite Joe character. I loved his portrayal in the cartoon as someone who was kind of cocky, but he clearly had the skills to back it up as soldier and as a leader. However, growing up, I was a little too young to have had the original Flint More >

Tunnel Rat (2009)

Tunnel Rat (2009)

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The modern construction style lends itself to differing body sizes and heights. The same was true with the o-ring to an extent, but was not exploited as often as it has been among more recent figures. Tunnel Rat, one of the more diminutive GI Joe team members, finally received a figure that More >

Copperhead (2009)

Copperhead (2009)

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Until the recent Toys R Us product, the Rise of Cobra seemed to have been the last great gasp of GI Joe store exclusives. I was figuring that when Retaliation hit last year, there would have been the usual run of repaints, repacks and multi-figure sets at Target, Walmart and Toys R Us. Such was not More >

Video Review: Arctic HISS

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It’s a special Father’s Day video review, with special guest reviewer Will. Check out the Arctic HISS tank. This is one vehicle I’d been wanting to pick up for years. I’m glad I did.

Mutt & Junkyard

Mutt & Junkyard (25th Anniversary)

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by KansasBrawler

If anything made the Joe line iconic to me as a kid, aside from their great articulation, it was the simple concept of the animal sidekick. I don’t know why, but for some reason, the idea of a Joe trooper working alongside an animal to accomplish their mission seemed really cool. I More >

Bazooka (2008)

Sgt. Bazooka (2008)

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Bazooka wasn’t a popular character with me as a kid. The cartoon version was a goofball, and the figure just didn’t capture my imagination. Most of the Joes I received as a kid collector came from infrequent trips to the toy store, or special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas. The only More >

Cobra BAT (2008)

Cobra BAT (2008)

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I find myself much more interested in this figure than many others of his time. Everything seems to come together. Maybe the original BAT design lends itself well to the highly detailed modern style, or the non-human characteristics just allow for the collector eye to be more forgiving than with More >

GI Joe Hawk (2008)

GI Joe Hawk (2008)

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Hawk’s 1986 redesign was one of my favorite figures as a kid, edging out other greats from 1986. I suppose I liked him based on his comic appearances, despite the fact that the action figure didn’t resemble the comic Hawk in hair color. Not a huge deal to me as a kid, because I was also a cartoon More >

Cobra Commander (2008)

Cobra Commander (2008)

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Cobra Commander with a cape? Fabulous, absolutely fabulous. Only the truly motivated world conquering megalomaniacs among us would dress up to this level of snickerdoodlery. The man was flashy enough with his double breasted fascist business suit with matching hood, but to add a cape, not to More >

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