Tag Archive: Joes

Feb 22

Wild Bill (2008 Comic Pack)

Wild BIll (2008)

Some fans of Sunbow’s GI Joe cartoon have for years clamored for toy versions of the series’ interpretations of some key characters. From the slightly different, like Flint in a new shade of fatigue shirt or Cobra Commander with a striped battle helmet, to the radically altered like Airborne and Steeler. Some of the changes …

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Feb 21

Eco Warriors Flint Redux

SONY DSC

It’s another blast from the past. Check out Eco Flint in all his colorful glory here.

Feb 13

25th Anniversary Outback

25th Anniversary Outback

by KansasBrawler I have fond memories of my brother’s Outback figure growing up. The figure was pretty simple, but at the same time, that look fit the Joe’s survival expert very well. When I first heard Outback was up for inclusion in the 25th Anniversary line, I was happy. He definitely deserved it. I wasn’t …

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Feb 10

Road Bullet (1995)

Road Bullet (1995)

Extreme times call for extreme firepower, and extreme times also call for extreme motorcycles. Hell, extreme times call for extreme everything. While GI Joe Extreme left a lot to be desired with regards to figures, especially when compared to the Real American Hero series, I found the vehicles to be quite fun and refreshingly different. …

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Feb 01

Free “Fridge” Action Figure!

Free Fridge Ad

If you need any further proof that GI Joe was a big deal back in the 80s, check out this fantastic ad for the 1986 tie-in mail-in figure, the Fridge. I wonder what would happen if I called that 900 number? Maybe the Fridge would answer, and I could ask him if Mike Singletary really …

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Jan 31

Snake Eyes (2008 Comic Pack)

Snake Eyes (2008 Comic Pack)

What csn I say about Marvel’s GI Joe issue 21 that hasn’t already been said by minds wiser than mine? Nothing much, except to relate my own experience with the legendary comic. I picked up the issue at my regular 1984 comic book haunt, 7-11. I had picked up a few issues of the Marvel …

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Jan 27

Mercury Astronaut (1997)

Mercury Astonaut (1997)

GI Joe has a long history of astronaut tie-in toys, dating back to 1966. It only stands to reason, as the 1960s were the space decade. Just a few years after the introduction of the moveable fighting man, Hasbro produced a space capsule and astronaut set. Later iterations were more fanciful, and by the 1990s, …

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Jan 18

GI Joe Survival Beverage (2000)

GI Joe Survival Beverage

What sort of non action figure product did Hasbro license out during the years between the Real American Hero years and the small Joes relaunch? How about horribly sugary and absolutely unhealthy drink snacks? Yeah, thanks for the diabetes, guys. Is this the stuff Outback drinks when he’s out in the wilderness? I’m sorry, he …

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Jan 16

25th Anniversary Cutter

25th Anniversary Cutter

by KansasBrawler Figures like Cutter are what really killed me about the 25th Anniversary line. I loved Cutter growing up (though my only version was the really awesome D.E.F. version). The figure I had was great and reading his filecard, I found out he and I shared a birthplace. That was really awesome to my …

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Jan 15

“Gold Head” Steel Brigade

Steel Brigade (Gold Head)

As mail-ins go, the later issue Steel Brigade figure is pretty interesting. The original is by no means a slouch, and by the 90s had been quite a novel approach to offering kids a special figure. Though no parts were chosen by the young fans, the bio and specialties were generated from choices marked on …

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