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Roadblock (2005)

Roadblock (2005 Comic Pack)

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Poor 1984 Roadblock. Stuck with a weird shaped head, comparatively scrawny arms and a barrel chest. As a figure, he was hardly a match for his tough looking card art intepretation, but I suppose for a 1984 Joe, he didn’t fare too badly. After all, even the hulking Gung Ho was decidedly less bulky More >

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Firefly (2005 Comic Pack)

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Many of the o-ring style comic packs had head issues. The Joes in particular seemed to get the short end of the cranium stick. I’ve wondered if the smaller heads were a design choice, or the result of a manufacturing issue. After all, the newly designed figures of the era had more delicate More >

Scarlett (2004 Comic Pack)

Scarlett (2004 Comic Pack)

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Of all the versions of Scarlett to produce, they made her in a karate outfit that appeared in the opening pages of Marvel Comics issue #2. I was hoping for an arctic outfit along the lines of the Snake Eyes contained in the same comic pack. Given the limited parts reused for each of the packs, it’s More >

Steeler (2004)

Steeler (2004)

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A few days ago, I covered Rock ‘N Roll, who though he had a couple of issues, was one of my favorite comic pack versions of the ’82-83 Joes. Steeler on the other hand is, uh, well, look for yourself.

I know the comic pack figures’ heads tended toward the small side, but poor Ralph Pulaski looks More >

Stalker (2005)

Sgt. Stalker (2005 comic pack)

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What is not to like about the original Stalker figure? I’ve covered it before, and I still hold it up as one of my favorite GI Joe figures, even among later offerings of the 80s and 90s. I think that, of all the original thirteen 1982-83 Joes, his figure stands out as truly unique. It also is the More >

Baroness (2004)

Baroness (2004 comic pack)

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The Baroness is one of the Cobra mainstays, and has been showing up in GI Joe comics and animation since day one. In those early days, before suffering burns over most if her body in a fateful HISS tank battle, she wore a simpler blue jumpsuit, like most other Cobra agents. With all the Baroness More >

Tracker Kwinn (2004)

Tracker Kwinn (2004)

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Sometimes, Hasbro gets points just for having the chutzpah to get a figure out to market, even if it doesn’t live up to expectations. In the case of Kwinn, could any figure made mostly of existing parts live up to fan wishes? I can remember wanting a toy version of the infamous mercenary ever since More >

Snake Eyes (2004 Comic Pack)

Snake Eyes (2004 Comic Pack)

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I’ve talked about my fondness for Marvel comic issue number two a few times in the course of this blog. It held a special place for me as a kid because I had a coloring book based on the issue. Someday I hope to track down a copy of it. The comic issue was a favorite for a couple of reasons, one of More >

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Storm Shadow (2009 Comic Pack)

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Over the years, Storm Shadow’s action figures have usually been outfitted in some form of his classic all-white white ninja pajamas. When the Resolute animation came along, he was given something of a redesign, but the result was still a mostly white clad ninja.

Enter the 2009 comic packs, which More >

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Lonzo R. Wilkinson (2006)

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Did you read the Marvel GI Joe comic as a kid and wish that they made action figure versions of the many variations of the main characters? I know I did. My fascination goes back to issue number two, with the very cool arctic uniforms worn by Snake Eyes, Stalker, Breaker and Scarlett. Okay, maybe More >

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