Grunt (1983)

I first got into GI Joes when the toys had shrunk down to become the Real American Hero of the 1980’s. I didn’t have much knowledge of or exposure to the Joes that had come before. A neighbor had a few Adventure Team figures and the AT HQ, but I had no idea what they were at the time (being

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Storm Shadow (2012 Ninja Showdown)

This figure, from the Retaliation Ninja Showdown three-pack, looks nothing like what we’ve seen of Storm Shadow in previews for for the new movie, and I have no problem with that. I’ve not been a fan of his movie look thus far. I would have been impressed had the movie version sported this more comic book inspired style. Or more

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Night Fox (2010)

I’ve¬†generally¬†not been impressed by the modern driver figures. Many have been repaints and parts swaps of existing figures, with new heads thrown in here and there. That’s a far cry from the 80’s and 90’s, when most drivers were all new molds, and exclusive to their vehicles. Exclusivity and newness of driver figures were brilliant marketing concepts from the glory

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Cobra Commander (2005)

Wow, is this ever a Cobra Commander for special occasions. It’s Fancy Dress Ball Cobra Commander. In the annals of tastelessly attired villainry, this one deserves a Hall of Fame spot. I suppose the red is meant to convey a sense of the regal and formal, but the plastic used make him look like a cheap Christmas ornament. It’s oddly

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