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Hiro Yamato

Hiro Yamato (Lanard CORPS!)

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If you’re not a fan of repurposed and repainted action figures, you would do well to avoid the 1990s CORPS! figures. This version of Hiro Yamato popped up sometime in the 1990s, along with others, like his fellow martial artist teammate Dragon Han. There were several rounds of repeated camo and More >

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2013 Lanard Toys Warehouse Sale

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This is my third year covering the annual sale held by Lanard Toys, the prolific maker of that most long-lived of GI Joe knockoffs, the CORPS! The local office, situated on the rather quaint main street of the Kansas City suburb Sugar Creek, opens its doors during the Christmas season most every More >

Sky Raptor

Sky Raptor (Lanard CORPS!)

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As extensive a line as the CORPS! action figure series is, it’s no match for GI Joe in terms of vehicles and playsets. In just their first two years, the Joes and Cobras had amassed a force of tanks, artillery, aircraft and bases that was unmatched in the action figure aisle. Lanard’s initial More >

Boomerang Billie

Boomerang Billie (Lanard CORPS!)

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I’m a sucker for Lanard’s CORPS line, particularly the 80s and 90s figures. I’m a little sad to report that apparently there won’t be a big local Lanard warehouse sale event this fall. I was really looking forward to picking up some of the 12 inch K-9 Corps figures. Guess, I should’ve grabbed that More >

Cybor Trooper (1996)

Cybor Trooper (1996 CORPS!)

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Lanard’s CORPS! toy line has had a long long history of repaints. In my time of collecting the series, I’ve found that the original versions of the figures are increasingly harder to find than the myriad of repaints produced through the 90s. The Max Power series featured many of the original molds More >

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Justin Case and Recon Rover (Lanard STAR Force)

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Despite having one of the most insufferably cutesy code names, Justin Case is one of my favorites of the later o-ring Corps! molds. Like many of his line mates, he was repainted and repackaged for a variety of series. The STAR Force sub-line presented him in a very unique color scheme that was a More >

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Hiro Yamato (Lanard CORPS!)

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With all the ninja action that promises to take place soon in GI Joe Retaliation, and the plethora of ninja action figures soon to be on the pegs, I figured that covering Lanard’s CORPS! ninja would be appropriate. Like a few other figures from the line, I was initially confused about whether the More >

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John Eagle (2003 Lanard CORPS!)

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Lanard’s Corps! line didn’t really follow the typical 80′s good guys vs bad guys logic of action figure lines like GI Joe. Because there weren’t media offshoots like a comic or cartoon, and the mythos wasn’t as strongly portrayed on the packaging, kids were left to interpret how these guys related More >

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Chopper Trike (Lanard Corps!)

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What do you get when you cross the Buzz Boar with a Big Wheel? The Lanard Corps line’s craziest vehicle, the Chopper Trike, also known as the Desert Digger. As far out as some of the Corps figures were, the early vehicles generally had been quite restrained in their design. There was a patrol boat, More >

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Lightning Mobutu (1988 CORPS!)

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While Lanard’s Corps line borrowed elements from GI Joe, the company has also produced a share of figures that, while odd, are their own unique creations. Witness other lines like the STAR Force sub-line’s crazily inventive Space Cowboys or the heavily sought after Bio-Wing fighters. The main More >

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