Tag Archive: Store Exclusive

Jan 25

Night Creeper (2005)

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The Valor vs. Venom years saw some of the most prolific release in volume of GI Joe figures. I bought every single one of them, even the special discount store offerings. Why? I suppose I was making up for lost time as a collector. Having been buying Joes again first-hand for just a few years …

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Jan 16

25th Anniversary Cutter

25th Anniversary Cutter

by KansasBrawler Figures like Cutter are what really killed me about the 25th Anniversary line. I loved Cutter growing up (though my only version was the really awesome D.E.F. version). The figure I had was great and reading his filecard, I found out he and I shared a birthplace. That was really awesome to my …

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Jan 14

Crimson Guard Officer (2008)

Crimson Guard Officer (2008)

With all the focus on the Crimson Guard as an elite force of Cobra soldiers, it’s a bit surprising that the group didn’t get another official officer figure until this Toys R Us exclusive. Part of the Senior Ranking Officer sets, it’s a flashier repaint of the 25th Anniversary CG mold. The same year saw …

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Jan 11

Albert “Alpine” Pine (2014 Kre-O)

Alpine (2014 Kre-O)

I am still impressed that so many characters were possible with the limited number of parts available within the Kre-O universe. From the simplest, like Rock N Roll, to the elaborate like Nemesis Enforcer, the Hasbro team managed to get the most bang for their limited bucks. Alpine was a figure I’d hoped to see …

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Dec 20

Kre-O Terrordrome Build – Part 1

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The Kre-O Terrordrome is such an impressive set that I figured we should make a video, and document the build in some way. Here’s the first part, with guest reviewer Will. Stay tuned for part two coming soon…      

Dec 14

Crimson Guard Desert Infantry (2008)

Crimson Guard Desert Infantry (2008)

When the Extreme Conditions sets were released, I waited quite a while before pulling the trigger on a purchase. At the time, I was in full-on completist mode, buying every variant and store exclusive set available. By the time the first movie hit, I was much more choosy about what I did and didn’t buy. …

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Dec 10

Sgt Stalker (2010)

Sgt. Stalker (2010)

It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since the end of the 25th Anniversary series. As much as I was at times non-plussed by the figures themselves, I have to admit that I miss the presence of assortment after assortment at retail. At times, refreshed cases of Joe product were frustratingly slow to …

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Nov 10

Destro (2014 Kre-O)

Destro (2014 Kre-O)

What can I say about old chrome-head that hasn’t been said before? Well, that he’s never been quite so adorable–next to a crocheted version, of course. Destro was only available in Kreon form as part of the Arashikage Dojo set, the largest and most expensive GI Joe Kre-O building kit available until the more recent …

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Nov 03

Cobra Night Trooper (2005)

Cobra Night Watch Trooper (2005)

The Cobra Night Watch has been one of the more interesting additions to the Enemy forces since the days of the Real American Hero line. While other new troop types like the CLAWS just didn’t seem to stick as time went on, the Night Watch has had its time in the spotlight (no pun intended) …

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Oct 26

Grunt (1997)

Grunt (1997)

Ever get a new shirt that you really like, and can’t wait to wear it somewhere friends and family can see, and hopefully tell you how much they like it too? If that was Grunt in 1997, he’s probably still waiting for his shirt compliments. He’ll probably be waiting another seventeen years. After his pants …

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