Tag Archive: Cobras

Sep 19

Dr. Mindbender (25th Anniversary)

Dr. Mindbender

by KansasBrawler I’ve always been a fan of the more sci-fi elements of G.I. Joe. Growing up on the cartoon, that meant an instant affinity for Dr. Mindbender. He looked pretty crazy, but man, he really appealed to my kid brain. Dr. Mindbender was one of the first named Cobras I remember having and I …

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Sep 15

Crimson Guard (1985)

Crimson Guard (1985)

Can you believe it’s taken me this long to get to this figure? What have I been waiting for these last three years? Well, I’ve tried to keep the “big gun” subjects spread out a bit. After all, you wouldn’t want to end up stuck with reading about stuff like Switch Gears repaints and 2002 …

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Sep 09

Amigurumi Destro

Gaze upon the majesty that is Amigurumi Destro! Complete with arm rockets and grenades, and of course, a badass gold chain. Ami-what? Amigurumi. It’s the art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. Sure, Destro isn’t a animal or creature, but the point of the style is, obviously, cuteness. The format I …

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Sep 05

City Strike Destro

by KansasBrawler I’ve made no bones about my love of Destro. Any of you who have listened to the Second Anniversary Podcast know that. While the Iron Grenadier version remains my favorite, the Pursuit of Cobra City Strike Destro is a very close second. I like being able to use Destro on the battlefield and …

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Sep 01

Video Review: Battle Below Zero (2014)

It’s the final review in our week long coverage of the Toys R Us 50th anniversary product. Check out our coverage of the Battle Below Zero set. It’s a battle in a box!

Aug 29

Night Raft and Cobra Eel (2014)

Night Raft and Eel (2014)

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I have to say it again, the Cobra Night Landing set is one of my favorite GI Joe toys, and one of my favorite overall toys of the 80s. The 1985 Eel also falls within the same category. The Night Landing had a re-release during the last Toys …

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Aug 28

Destro (2014)

Destro (2014)

Here he is. Probably the most anticipated figure in the 50th Anniversary offerings. First seen at JoeCon as part of Hasbro’s concept case display, a new Destro has been on many fans’ wish lists for a remake. How does he measure up against previous modern versions? First off, he’s pretty large. Like Leatherneck, he towers …

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Aug 27

Night Viper (2014)

Night Viper (2014)

What’s more frustrating than finding an original Retaliation Night Viper on the pegs? How about getting the follow-up figure to hold its main weapon? I must have tried ten times to get his tiny trigger finger through the guard while maneuvering the hand to grip the stock. I eventually gave up and sort of balanced …

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Aug 25

HEAT Viper (2014)

HEAT Viper (2014)

It’s good to see new GI Joe product on the shelves. Earlier this year, no one really knew if Hasbro was going to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the seminal action figure brand. All corners of the fandom have weighed in with opinions on the makeup of the Toy R Us exclusive line, and I …

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Aug 22

Retaliation Ninja Showdown Red Ninja

Red Ninja

by KansasBrawler Hi, my name is KansasBrawler…and I’m a Ninja Force fan. While I’ll admit that the figures had flaws, there were still some pretty good figures released under that banner, especially in the first year. Figures like the new Storm Shadow, Slice, Dice and Nunchuk are all great designs, have great colors and aren’t …

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