Posts tagged Store Exclusive

Mainframe (Mission Brazil)

Mainframe (Special Mission: Brazil)

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I don’t know why, but every now and then a repaint inspires me to write a joeaday-ku. Enjoy.

Deep in dank jungle. Mainframe pecks at his keyboard. Monochrome war plan.

Storm Shadow (2004)

Storm Shadow (2004 Urban Division)

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The Ninja Force Storm Shadow has been one of my favorite of the famous ninja’s redesigns, at least in terms of the uniform. There’s something really interesting about the black and white pattern, and the hooded head is a cool nod to his second figure. But being a toy with spring-loaded action, he More >

Duke (2004)

Duke (2004 Walmart)

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A while back I talked about the famous early 80s tan repaints of Grunt and Clutch. Here’s another continuation of the venerable desert repaint theme, along with a bit of new sculpt era Frankensteining.

Duke was a member of one of three Walmart exclusive Valor Vs. Venom two packs. Each pack had an More >

Infantry Division

12 Joe A Days of Xmas: Day 6

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It’s the sixth day, and sort of relating to six geese a laying is this exclusive six pack, with which Hasbro and Toys R Us laid an egg back in 2005.

The “greenshirt” concept in modern GI Joe is something of a mismatch, considering the team’s nature as a group of highly trained specialists. From the More >

Scrap Iron (2008)

Scrap Iron (2008)

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Here’s something I never thought I’d see: an arctic themed Scrap Iron. He hails from the internet exclusive multi pack known as the Extreme Conditions: Arctic Assault Squad. What a mouthfull! The pack was decent enough at least for its offering of a couple more 25th anniversary style Snow Serpents, More >

Sand Viper (2005)

Sand Viper (2005 Single Pack)

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The Sand Viper concept is an interesting update of previous Cobra desert operatives. These newer arid attackers are even more effective at functioning in high desert heat. Not only are they chosen for their innate ability to withstand the rigors of the environment, but they’re also given a More >

Storm Shadow (DG repaint)

Storm Shadow (2013 “T’Gin-Zu” Repaint)

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Have you ever searched and searched for a toy, admiring it via pictures on packaging (or these days, online) and wondered whether you’re going to find it? Sure, there are more opportunities now than there used to be in terms of finding and buying exactly what you want. If you’ve got the money, More >

Chuckles (2009)

Chuckles (2009)

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Chuckles gets flak for his shirt. I’ve never understood why. He’s supposed to be an undercover agent, right? What better way to maintain cover than to look a little ridiculous. I think it makes sense that a guy dressed in a bad shirt would be the last person in a crowd you’d think of as a highly More >

Vypra (2004)

Vypra (2004)

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No, it’s not the same Vypra who drove a repainted Stinger in 1998, but this figure does use the same mold. What a difference a change in paint apps can make. Though the Jinx mold isn’t one of my favorites, the decoration on this figure provides a lot of new interest. The detailed patterning is More >

Dreadnok VTOL (1986)

Dreadnok Air Assault VTOL Copter (1986)

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When I started collecting GI Joes again in the early 90s, there were some toys from my youth that I had somehow forgotten about. The Sears exclusive Dreadnok vehicles were one memory that had mysteriously vanished from my mind. I know that I must have seen them in the Christmas catalog that year, More >

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