Leoric (1987 Visionaries)

I’ve long thought I could tie GI Joe and Visionaries together in a way that goes beyond the figures’ construction style. Now I don’t have to try to make up some sort of half-baked No-Prize explanation connecting the world of Prysmos to the larger Sunbow Cartoonic Universe. That’s my original term, by the way–feel free to use it. Hasbro is

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Condor Strike (Power Commandos)

I don’t think any figure quite sums up the crazy possibilities (with maybe the exception of Lightning Mobutu) of what’s possible when a knock-off toy maker throws caution to the wind and goes all-out on a ridiculous concept. Witness Condor Strike, a baseball/-themed me-too corollary of 1980s GI Joe, produced years later in the 1990s. The most apt comparison I

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Imitation VAMP

By Past Nastification When the grocery store is three blocks out of the way, and all you really need is milk, Family Dollar is there.  It doesn’t have to be milk.  Maybe it’s shoelaces.  Or batteries.  Whatever sundry items you need, Family Dollar probably has them.  And this time of year, they also carry various GI Joe knock-off items as

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Playmobil Wolf

By Past Nastification 1:18 GI Joe has done a good job of representing the genus Canis starting with 1984’s Junkard. Timber, Order, Sandstorm, Lamont, New Sculpt Junkyard, Modern Era Timber, and ME Order followed. These molds were sometimes used to represent different or new animal characters. Sandstorm stood in for Timber once, Timber became one of Kwinn’s sled dogs, and

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