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Scarlet (GI Joe: Renegades)

January 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Scarlet (GI Joe: Renegades)

  I’ve never been a big fan of Scarlet. But her Renegades incarnation has changed my mind. Both the update to her character and her outfit made a lot of sense to me. As such it only makes sense, that she is the first version of the red haired lass to join my GI Joe […]

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Marauder Gun Runner Items (Part 1)

December 14, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Marauder Gun Runner Items (Part 1)

I thought it would be nice to give my action figures some presents for the holidays this year. So I ordered some specific things from Marauder Gun Runners for a few of them. First up is an item they had long before Hasbro did it for SDCC this year, a Megatron style P-38. Now, I’m […]

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Steel Brigade

December 7, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Steel Brigade

The Steel Brigade trooper must have his fans at Hasbro. The Pit Commando got his helmet as an accessory and the VAMP repaint had one as a driver. This version is more in the classic mail-away colors. Appearance: Much like the original, the new version of the Steel Brigade trooper is amalgam of a number of […]

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Cobra Commander (Renegades)

November 30, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Cobra Commander (Renegades)

I’ve always kind of felt bad for Cobra Commander. He never gets any respect and somebody thought he’d look cool in stirrup pants. But that was the 80’s. In the GI Joe Renegades animated series, we got a pretty good update of the commander. And with that, a new action figure.

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Duke (GI Joe Renegades)

November 23, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Duke (GI Joe Renegades)

  I’ve never been a huge Duke fan. He just always seemed a little stuck up and bossy to me. I also wasn’t entirely sold on GI Joe: Renegades when it premiered. However, listening to the Justin from GeneralsJoes.com talk about it, I figure I’d give it a second chance. And I was extremely, glad […]

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Cobra Viper

November 9, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Cobra Viper

Where the standard Cobra Trooper is more of a facility guard type soldier, the Viper appears to be more front line infantry. And this figure is a pretty cool update to a the classic look. Appearance: The head of the classic Viper is probably the most distinctive part of his uniform and this is a […]

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Snow Job (Pursuit of Cobra)

November 2, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Snow Job (Pursuit of Cobra)

  As much as I was impressed with the vintage Snow Job being an “Adventure on  a Blister Card,” the Pursuit of Cobra version of the arctic GI Joe amps it up a bit more. As with most of the line, he comes with pretty decent amount of a gear and is a good character […]

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Snow Job (Vintage)

October 26, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Snow Job (Vintage)

Yes, I’m aware most of you were expecting to read a Black Dragon review this week. Well, I wasn’t happy with the pictures. It will be soon, though. So instead I put this vintage Joe review together as penance. As much as I didn’t like my Black Dragon pictures, I really don’t like taking pictures of […]

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Cobra Air Trooper (Black Dragon Pilot)

October 19, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
Cobra Air Trooper (Black Dragon Pilot)

Included with the Black Dragon is a requisite pilot figure. Similar to the VAMP, this vehichle comes with a generic driver instead of a named pilot. This pilot is generic enough that if it wasn’t for the one small Cobra insignia, he could have came from either side of the GI Joe/Cobra battle lines. Appearance: […]

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Clutch (VAMP Driver-Vintage)

October 5, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Clutch (VAMP Driver-Vintage)

Clutch is one of my favorites of the original Joes. It’s no surprise mine is a straight arm version. Appearance: Being one of the originals, Clutch is mainly a pairing up of some basic parts. For the most part He’s the same figure as Breaker. The legs, arms, waist and head are all the same […]

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ChuckDawg1999 Reviews The Starscream Skystriker

September 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
ChuckDawg1999 Reviews The Starscream Skystriker

While I’m not a huge Transformers fan I can appreciate them. (I read most of the Fallen Empire Reviews, his collection is amazing. Links can be found here or read them directly at FallenEmpireToys.com) That being said I really was impressed with the GI Joe /Transformers Starscream Stkystriker. Exclusive to SDCC this year, it was […]

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VAMP (Mk II)

September 21, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
VAMP (Mk II)

The original VAMP is probably one of my favorite action figure vehicles. As one of the original vehicles in the line, it served as the workhorse land vehicle for the GI Joe team for a long time. But just as the recent versions of the figures have been update to reflect modern combat gear, it […]

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Steel Brigade Delta (VAMP Driver)

September 14, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Steel Brigade Delta (VAMP Driver)

  I really wasn’t happy about having to buy a VAMP without Clutch. However, the 30th Anniversary VAMP is a package deal with Steel Brigade Delta. Steel Brigade? For the uninitiated, the original Steel Brigade figure was a Mail Away way back in the early days of the Real American Hero line. The idea was […]

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Matt Trakker (GI Joe)

September 7, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Matt Trakker (GI Joe)

I never owned any M.A.S.K figures as a kid. I thought they were cool, it was just Star Wars had totally captured my attention at the time. So a recent turn of events allowed me to make up for that. The first being the release of the line’s hero, Matt Trakker as a part of […]

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Low Light (Pursuit of Cobra)

August 24, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Low Light (Pursuit of Cobra)

  Low Light is one of those GI Joe characters I know light about, but is still cool enough to warrant buying. I tend to lean more towards the realistic characters, and every Special Forces and SWAT team has a sniper right? I’m sorry, according to his card he’s a “Night Spotter.” Apparently, night spotters […]

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Beachhead (Pursuit of Cobra)

August 10, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Beachhead (Pursuit of Cobra)

I’ve actually seen Beachhead turn up in few different places lately. Continuing the trend of masked characters I couldn’t resist picking him up. I debated, though, since at first glance his blister seems a little less full than my normal GI Joe purchases. Beachhead is an Army Ranger character for the Joes and in general […]

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GI Joe Catalog (Vintage)

July 27, 2011 | By | Reply More
GI Joe Catalog (Vintage)

I always used to love the little insert catalogs that came with boxed vehicles and other items. In those pre-internet days, they were some of the only pictures you had to know what was coming up in a line. One of my favorites is this original GI Joe insert from the start of the line. […]

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Hooded Cobra Commander (Vintage) Non-Review

July 20, 2011 | By | Reply More
Hooded Cobra Commander (Vintage) Non-Review

I think most collectors have had something in their collection they don’t have any more and would like back. Mine is the mail away Hooded Cobra Commander.  So for this non-review, I’m going to tell you what I remember. The body of the figure was the same as the regular chrome faced one reviewed here. […]

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HISS Driver (Vintage)

July 13, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
HISS Driver (Vintage)

Last time I checked out the vintage Cobra HISS Tank. So it seems pretty obvious this time I’d review the HISS Driver. I don’t really recall this guy showing up much in the animated series or comic book. I’m sure he was in there somewhere, I just can’t recall it. Appearance: Well, he looks like a […]

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Cobra H.I.S.S. (Vintage)

July 6, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Cobra H.I.S.S. (Vintage)

As one of the first Cobra vehicles, the H.I.S.S. tank has earned a spot in most GI Joe fans hearts. The iconic battlefield conveyance of “The Enemy” has remained relatively unchanged until it’s recent redesign. In theory, it’s name translates to HIgh Speed Sentry. In reality, it was a stylized tank for Cobra to motor […]

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