Cobra Commander (China)

Cobra Commander was the first GI Joe figure I got way way back in 1983. I traded a Return of the Jedi Weequay for him, one of the most impressive feats of bartering in my younger years. My acquisition of this Chinese Cobra Commander isn’t as memorable a story. I picked him up back in the 90s at the Half

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Tiger Force Tunnel Rat

The European exclusive Tiger Force figures are an odd lot when held up against their domestic teammates. While there’s no argument that many of the US Tiger Force team would stand out like sore thumbs in the jungle, they were downright subdued when compared to the fellas from overseas. At first glance, you’d think old T-Rat had stolen the pants

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Tracker (Funskool)

I consider myself an “opener” when it comes to toys. After all, if I can’t get my hands on it, what’s the point? While I love well made card and packaging art, that hasn’t translated into my collecting habits. So when I picked up this figure, I fully intended to open it up, as I’ve done with all the Funskool

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Tiger Force Sneak Peek (1991)

Here’s an oddity. I bought this Tiger Force Sneak Peek on eBay several years ago, when I was on an international figure kick. I managed to get all of the UK Tiger Force repaints, but only this one is incomplete. The wonderfully colorful and exclusive Tiger Force paint scheme is what keeps my interest in this mold that was fairly

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Duke (1994 China)

GI Joe: The International Heros. Heros? Were they Greek all of a sudden? Typos aside, it’s a nice figure from the ranks of legends like Chinese Major Bludd and Tiger Force Flint/Falcon.¬†While he doesn’t differ greatly from the regular release, there are a few unique details to this Duke, as well as some funky card art, to provide some interest.

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