Tag Archive: Battle Corps

Oct 13

Bazooka (1993)

Leatherneck (1993)

The Battle Corps years probably contain the highest per capita amount of funky trousers in all of GI Joe history. Considering the overall weirdness of the figure designs at the time, it’s not really all that surprising. After all, 1993 gave rise to Giraffe Pants Leatherneck, Stonewash Jeans Cross Country, and Zubaz Night Creeper Leader, …

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Sep 17

Snow Storm (1994)

Snow Storm (1994)

How’s this for a late run RAH figure? Snow Storm had three color schemes in two years. Pretty amazing, but not too surprising when you consider just how many of the 1993 Battle Corps figures were repainted in 1994. I suppose the heavy mold reuse that year was part of the writing on the wall …

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Mar 26

Gristle (1993)

Gristle (2993)

1993 saw the continuation of the previous year’s DEF, albeit in a less obvious manner. Each of the second year Joe drug fighters and Cobra criminals were folded into the regular Battle Corps assortment, and given normal accessories in place of the previous Battle Flash weaponry. Gristle comes to us as either a lieutenant or …

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Jan 02

1,000th Post!

It’s a milestone! I’m amazed that the blog is up to 1,000 posts. Wow, it seems like only yesterday that I started this crazy mess. Anyway, it kind of snuck up on me. But I am one to celebrate such things, so today I’ve put together a little something different to share. Check out the …

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Sep 15

Wet-Suit (1993)

Wet-Suit (1993)

Wet-Suit has just never looked like a combat diver to me. That’s not really a complaint, because I’m not always hung up on military realism with GI Joe. Ever since I bought Torpedo back in 1983, I’ve been a fan of the diver figures. Though they’re limited in use on land, the appeal of the …

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Jul 27

Beach-Head (1994)

Beach -Head (1993)

I’ve been a bad GI Joe blogger, in terms of cataloging all of the various accessories included with the figures I cover. I suppose I could make excuses, and say that I’m not supposed to be an exhaustive guide site, like Yojoe.com or a type of online museum like 3DJoes. Of course, I am neither …

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Jun 30

Frostbite (1993)

Frostbite (1993)

We’re officially into summer here in the US, and it’s been getting really hot around my neck of the woods lately, so why not break out a figure photo that I took in the dead of winter and write about it? It’s kind of like eating an ice cream cone after playing basketball in the …

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May 21

Night Creeper Leader (1993)

Night Creeper Leader (1993)

While the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, Night Creeper Leader is one of the more memorable looking late Real American Hero line Cobras. There’s no mistaking just what part of the venerable vintage small Joe line he hails from. The man apparently likes the color orange. Night Creeper Leader appeared first in the …

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May 17

Shipwreck (1994)

Shipwreck (1994)

The original Sailor Suit Shipwreck is a very cool and iconic GI Joe figure, but not really representative of a navy fighter that you can use in a ground combat situation. He worked perfectly well in the more adventure settings of the Sunbow cartoon, but could look out of place as a toy fighting alongside …

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May 09

Cross Country (1993)

Cross Country (1993)

Let’s get this out of the way first. There’s one element of this figure that I’m sure is going to offend some people. It’s something that I don’t think you’d expect to see in a children’s toy. Well, at least not now. Maybe in the 90s it was still acceptable, but if you tried something …

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