Reptile (1994 Mortal Kombat)


It’s easy to forget the the Street Fighter sub-line was actually branded as part of the GI Joe line. Considering that the popular fighting game characters simply jumped into Joe’s universe unchanged, the confusion is warranted. Hasbro was obviously a bit sheepish about connecting the two as well, since the packages minimized the Real American Hero’s logo. They weren’t shy

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Buckshot (2015 CORPS!)


I’d you’ve been paying attention to Star Wars action figure collecting lately, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of folks are disappointed that the brand’s attention to articulation has diminished. As a vintage SW collector, the return to five point articulation doesn’t bother me much, as it’s what I grew up with both as a kid in the 80s and

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Frankenstein (1998)


After creating the Hall of Fame body for GI Joe’s 12 inch ressurrection at mass retail, Hasbro utilized the new buck across of quite a few of its other lines. Everything from the relaunched Star Wars, to other licensed properties like Aliens and Street Fighter had GI Joe bones beneath its skin. Hasbro’s Universal Studios Monsters Signature Series was another

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Puma (2015 CORPS! Elite)


Having covered Lanard’s offerings from time to time on the blog, I’ve remarked about the modern CORPS! figures and my feelings about their look and function. Since the early 2000s, they’ve been constructed in the same fashion as Hasbro’s new millennium GI Joe relaunch. While I’ve missed the o-ring in both cases, I’ve come to appreciate what Lanard has been

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Mirage (Lanard CORPS!)


So is this another instance of Hasbro losing the trademark to a previously used toy character name? Mirage has been the moniker of both an Autobot and a GI Joe. Now it’s also the name of a Lanard CORPS! agent. I wasn’t initially impressed by the revised construction of these figures. Like their 80s predecessors, they aped what was going

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