Tag Archive: Joes

Oct 26

Grunt (1997)

Grunt (1997)

Ever get a new shirt that you really like, and can’t wait to wear it somewhere friends and family can see, and hopefully tell you how much they like it too? If that was Grunt in 1997, he’s probably still waiting for his shirt compliments. He’ll probably be waiting another seventeen years. After his pants …

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Oct 24

Kre-O Serpent Armor and RAM

Serpent Armor and RAM

by KansasBrawler From the original SNAKE to the Joe Armor-Bot to the Deviant and Steel Marauader, battle mechs have always shown up in the Joe line, and I’m absolutely fine with that. I’ve always thought that they were a cool concept and it fit well with the Joe line’s slightly futuristic military vibe. Considering how …

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Oct 19

The Human Bullet (2014)

Human Bullet (2014)

Having been a child in the 70s, I probably should have more memories about mid 70s toys than I do. I have vague memories of getting a Mego Planet of the Apes Dr. Zaius for Christmas, and I do remember having an Evel Knievel stunt set. Unfortunately, I have little to no memory of GI Joe …

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Oct 18

Tiger Force Tunnel Rat

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 …

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Oct 16

Snake Eyes (2000)

Snake Eyes (2000)

Over the years, we’ve covered many different flora and fauna of pant. Some have been flashy, some short, some animal print. Snake Eyes, though he tends to dress in variations of black, black and black, has sometimes ventured into the more decorative realm. Usually, these detours have been related to environmentally specific uniforms. This time …

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Oct 13

Short Fuze (1997)

Short-Fuze (1997)

Oh boy, the Stars and Stripes set. What can be said about it beyond holy cow did Hasbro ever whiz a great opportunity down its leg? I’m sure others with inside knowledge of the inner workings of the GI Joe brand know why things were switched and swapped from the time of early press photos …

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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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Oct 10

Retaliation Blind Master

Retaliation Blind Master

by KansasBrawler Blind Master is a weird figure for me. I didn’t mind RZA’s interpretation of the character in Retaliation, but at the same time, I really didn’t care much about the movie version of that character as a whole. Yes, Blind Master was an important part of the Arashikage clan in the comics, but …

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Oct 09

Spearhead and Max (Funskool)

Spearhead and Max (Funskool)

As Funskool figures go, Spearhead and Max don’t fare too badly. There’s no oddly recolored or replaced weapon/accessory complement, and Spearhead wasn’t given a garish uniform variation. I originally picked this figure up thinking that his helmet would make for a useable replacement for my missing Night Force version. Not quite. I was surprised however …

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Oct 08

Carl “Doc” Greer (2014)

Doc (Kre-O)

Hasbro’s Kre-O has become more than a bit of an obsession for me since its GI Joe figures made their debut last year. When Collection 1 hit, I hadn’t intended to pick up more than a few choice figures that had sparked my interest. Once I bought a few blind bags and the Checkpoint Alpha …

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