Posts tagged Retaliation

Ultimate Cobra Commander

Field Report: Ultimate Cobra Commander

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by KansasBrawler

Ultimate Cobra Commander is one of the reasons I was glad I just bought the entire Retaliation super wave online. I’m not sure what I would have thought of him the first time I saw him in person. He was a bubble figure. I wound up with a lot of versions of “classic” Cobra Commander More >

Ninja Showdown Snake Eyes

Field Report Friday: Ninja Showdown Snake Eyes

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by KansasBrawler

Once again, I find three-packs to be the bane of my existence. They usually consist of one figure I desperately want, one that’s okay but one that I’d likely pass on if it were sold individually, and one that I have absolutely no interest whatsoever. When it came to the Ninja More >

Ultimate Roadblock (2013)

Ultimate Roadblock (2013)

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It took three tries, but Hasbro made a really nice movie Roadblock. The previous two versions weren’t bad figures, they were just trying to accomplish different objectives. The first one, was all about an action feature, with his funky hand attachment. I kind of liked the fun of it, despite the More >

Duke (2013)

Conrad “Duke” Hauser (2013)

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I’m not sure how I’ll come down on what are now called the modern era figures, or those since the Rise of Cobra through Retaliation. It’s not that they’re bad figures in any sense, but I don’t think I’ll know how I really feel about them until a little more time passes. Maybe that’s a bad thing to More >

Ultimate Flint (2013)

Ultimate Flint (2013)

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Note to the Reader: the Joe A Day writer has been fighting a cold for three weeks, and is feeling more than a little surly and irritable. That may or may not explain the tone of today’s post. As you were.

I see the Ultimate descriptor given to some of the most recent GI Joe figures, and I think, More >

Firefly (2013)

Firefly (2013)

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Unofficially dubbed “ultimate,” this figure to me is anything but. As much as I looked forward to it months ago, I was underwhelmed when I got this guy in hand, especially after the great Retaliation three pack version. Other than having an abundance of articulation, I wouldn’t count it in the same More >

Kim Arashikage (2013)

Kim Arashikage (2013)

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I’m somewhat sad to say that I’ve missed out on all of the San Diego Comicon GI Joe exclusives since the year of the hooded Cobra Commander. Every time I’ve tried to get them via Hasbro’s online store, I’ve met with zero success. So, I don’t have last year’s Kim Arashikage to compare to this More >

Blind Master (2013)

Blind Master (2013)

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The Blind Master scene in GI Joe: Retaliation made for some great unintentional hilarity. I know that a GI Joe film doesn’t mean you should expect high level acting, but holy cow. I don’t think I’ve seen line reads that bad this side of Birdemic: Shock and Terror. As goofy a scene as it was, there More >

Data Viper (2013)

Data Viper (2013)

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Data Viper brings back memories of 80s GI Joe play. Back then, I knew next to nothing about the specialties and equipment of the toys. I usually asked my dad what some of the terminology meant, and whether he recognized the weapons and equipment from his time in the Army. He filled in most of the More >

Budo (2013)

Budo Samurai Warrior (2013)

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Talk about out of place. Budo has never been totally at home among his teammates, as even his original figure looked more like a traditional samurai than a special missions military operative. That’s not to say I don’t like the concept of the figure. In fact, I find it more interesting than many of More >

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