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Comandos Helicóptero (2009)

Comandos Helicóptero (2009)

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Wrapping up four days of convention vehicle coverage, it’s one of the items that I was most pleasantly surprised to see during my years of buying the Collector’s Club exclusives. The Comandos Helicóptero was part of the 2009 offerings, and the whole set is special to me, since that year’s con was More >

Cobra Ferret ATV (2006)

Cobra Ferret ATV (2006)

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The Ferret is one of the 80s Joe vehicles that I don’t think I’ll ever get fed up with. Others from the same period, like the AWE Striker, have really worn out their welcome. To me, the Ferret stands out much like the HISS tank in that respect. I don’t care if they released it in pink dalmation More >

Steel Brigade Skyhawk (2005)

Steel Brigade Skyhawk (2005)

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The 2005 convention marked my first experience attending a JoeCon. Located in Minneapolis, it was within a reasonable driving distance from home, and the set theme had really piqued my interest. The black, red and gold of the Iron Grenadiers looked amazing, and the prospect of a new IG villain, More >

Dreadnok Cycle (2004)

Dreadnok Cycle (2004)

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Remember when convention exclusive vehicles’ secondary market prices didn’t reach instananeous and stratospheric heights? Up until a few years ago, one could initially pick up many JoeCon items for a 20 to 30 percent mark-up. Some items from those days, like this Dreadnok Cycle, weren’t all that More >

Cobra Red Ninja (2007)

Cobra Red Ninja (2007 Sigma 6)

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It’s convention time again. Unfortunately, I’m not able to attend this year. However, I thought I would take the time to catch up on a couple of subjects I haven’t covered in a while: one of which is convention items. Today, it’s just a taste of what’s to come. Starting tomorrow, I’ll be More >

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Zartan/Hawk Morphing Set

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Nice concept, but some decidedly lazy execution. Two figures that are essentially the same, and a Zartan wearing Zubaz? Very strange. The transforming Zartan has been a cool concept since the days of the Ripcord/Zartan storyline in the original Marvel comic. This set however strikes me as too much More >

Baroness (2002)

Baroness (2002)

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Do not adjust your screens. Your eyes do not deceive you; this is a bubblegum colored Baroness. It’s more popularly known as fuchsia Baroness, but I’ve always thought her outfit exhibits a particularly bubble gummy shade of pink. I don’t know why I sometimes gravitate towards food, and specifically More >

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Return of the Night Stalkers

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Lately, I’ve been reflecting on where the blog has been, and where it’s going. I won’t lie; at times this project gets hard to keep up and keep fresh. I have ideas about changing things up here and there to maintain my interest, and also trying to find the time to implement them. It seems the More >

Jammer (2010)

Calvin “Jammer” Mondale (2010)

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Part of the last few classic o-ring style figures, Jammer was an homage to the Z-Force repaint of the Stalker mold. Made up mostly of parts seen previously in a comic pack, including a smaller scaled head sculpt, Jammer also incorporates the Cobra Officer torso. This small change really helps to More >

Lifeline (2010)

Edwin “Lifeline” Steen (2010)

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Until I started taking a deeper look at the Palitoy Action Force figures, it hadn’t occurred to me that this Lifeline was an homage. The Z-Force medic figure was outfitted in a similar fashion, with a white vest and white helmet over green fatigues.

The figure’s base hails from one of the great More >

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