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Video Review: Battle Below Zero (2014)

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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!

VAMP Mk II and Flint (2014)

VAMP Mk II and Flint (2014)

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Continuing coverage of the Danger at the Docks set, part of the Toys R Us 50th anniversary series, it’s yet another remake of a couple of iconic 1980s GI Joe toys. Although this retail version puts a new spin on the two in terms of decocration, the VAMP Mk II and a new Flint are nevertheless More >

Leatherneck (2014)

Leatherneck (2014)

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Say what you will about modern GI Joe vs the o-ring of old, the new style of construction sure lends itself well to kitbashing. For years, fans had been creating custom figures through the judicious reuse of existing parts, and the melding of various arms, legs, torsos, etc. Hasbro did the same More >

Slip Stream (2003)

Slip Stream (2003)

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Just what happened to Slip Stream’s face mask? Shouldn’t these things have a hose of some sort that connect to any oxygen supply? In fact, the Ace mold on which the body is based had a helmet that plugged right into the figure’s chest. You can still see the little hole, in fact. Maybe there’s some More >

Tiger Paw (1988)

Tiger Paw (1988)

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The Ferret is for my money one of the coolest and  most iconic low price Joe vehicles of the 80s. Heck, I think it’s also one of the overall most memorable toys of the era. What better embodies a ride for action figures of the decade than a four wheeler? Add on machine guns and missiles and you’ve More >

Tiger Force Flint (25th Anniversary)

Tiger Force Flint (25th Anniversary)

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by KansasBrawler

To this day, Flint has always been my favorite Joe character. I loved his portrayal in the cartoon as someone who was kind of cocky, but he clearly had the skills to back it up as soldier and as a leader. However, growing up, I was a little too young to have had the original Flint More >

Headquarters Attack-Box-Front

BTR-Ticles: Headquarters Attack

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by Twitziller

The Headquarters Attack saw a limited release as part of the second series of Built to Rule in 2004. In addition to being the largest G.I. Joe Built to Rule set, it was also the only BTR set to include two figures and the only set to include a piece with a battery-powered More >

Ryu (1993)

Ryu (1993)

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I’m not too proud to admit it–I was into the Street Fighter II Joes. Of course, I also went whole hog into every other wild and wooly experiment Hasbro was pushing during the waning years of the Real American Hero era. As someone who has continued to appreciate the toy aspects of these…toys, the More >

Law & Order (30th)

Law & Order (30th Anniversary)

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by KansasBrawler

I’ve mentioned before that a lot of what I’m reviewing is what I currently have on display in a small curio cabinet on my wall plus a couple of additional shelves. It’s impressive to say the least that all five figures from the last wave of the 30th Anniversary line all managed to More >

Tunnel Rat (2009)

Tunnel Rat (2009)

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The modern construction style lends itself to differing body sizes and heights. The same was true with the o-ring to an extent, but was not exploited as often as it has been among more recent figures. Tunnel Rat, one of the more diminutive GI Joe team members, finally received a figure that More >

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