Heavy Artillery Laser (HAL)

The HAL is a monster! I’d venture to say it’s the most intimidating bit of stand-alone artillery the Joes have in their arsenal. I know the Rolling Thunder as a portable missile platform is more impressive for long range capability, but this thing just looks mean on the battlefield. Cobra was seriously outgunned in the early days of the toy

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Attack Cannon (FLAK)

The Joe team’s original surface to air cannon, the FLAK is a smaller, stationary weapon that saw action for several years during the relaunch era. As a toy, it may not be exciting from a modern standpoint in that it doesn’t fire a missile, make a noise or light up. However from a 1982 perspective, the weapon is highly detailed,

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Ultimate Battle Pack Cobra Commander and Trubble Bubble

By KansasBrawler Hasbro made some pretty great exclusives during the 25th Anniversary line. While I thought it was a bit overpriced considering how much of it was stuff I already had, the Ultimate Battle Pack from Target was pretty impressive. You got six figures, two large vehicles, one small vehicle and a JUMP pack. I couldn’t afford it at its

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Night Adder (2004)

The relaunch era vehicles for the most part don’t get much attention or respect. Only a few garner the kind of good will associated with the 80s and 90s toys. Much of the output doesn’t appeal to a collector’s sensibilities, and aspects like scale, realism and fit/finish skew toward a younger demographic than we’re accustomed to. Early 2000s vehicles like

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