Tagged: postaday2011

Tracker Tom (1999 Corps!) 6

Tracker Tom (1999 Corps!)

Say what you will about Lanard’s Corps! line and its copycatting of RAH GI Joe, there’s no denying its appeal to collectors of the odd and unusual. At the line’s beginning, there were plenty...

G.I. Jane Revisited 7

G.I. Jane Revisited

Female figures don’t sell. It’s a marketing mantra all too familiar to action figure collectors. We don’t like to believe it, but it really is true. As much as we¬†communicate¬†via forums, Twitter and the...

Snow Job (1983) 6

Snow Job (1983)

For a lot of adult Joe collectors, the environment specific characters often get some grief because of their perceived “limited” uses. Torpedo, Dusty, and Snow Job are useful in their specific roles, but outside...

Major Storm (1990) 9

Major Storm (1990)

The General is one unwieldy vehicle. I’m not just talking about the fictional sense of how the heck it moves around, let alone manages to make turns, but in the size of the toy...

Viper (1990 Sonic Fighters) 10

Viper (1990 Sonic Fighters)

The ’86 Viper mold. A fan favorite design that continues to resonate to this day. It’s also a mold that’s been repainted more times than my uncle’s 1974 Monte Carlo. Speaking of the 70’s,...

Drop Zone (1990) 4

Drop Zone (1990)

The Sky Patrol figures’ packaging touted the “Working Silver Parachute” as a big selling point. Don’t get me wrong, attaching parachutes to toys and throwing them up in the air is fun as all...

Bullhorn (1990) 5

Bullhorn (1990)

The 90’s began impressively for GI Joe with a lot of new characters and a plethora of accessories for many of the figures. Bullhorn is no exception. Just the mask and sniper rifle would...

Effects (1994) 9

Effects (1994)

Effects is one of those figures you dig out of your bin and say, “Oh yeah, this guy came out.” And that’s about all you can say about him. No cartoon or comic appearances,...

Dogfight (1989) 4

Dogfight (1989)

One of the things I’ve always loved about the GI Joe line has been its ability to incorporate military designs and styles from different recent eras and somehow make them work. Dogfight’s look is...

Lars Lazer (1999 Corps!) 9

Lars Lazer (1999 Corps!)

I’m sure most Joe fans have a story or two about getting an “almost” Joe gift from a well-meaning but ill-informed relative for Christmas, birthday, etc. I had a one of those experiences, too....