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Jungle Viper

June 1, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Jungle Viper

Jungle Viper. The concept seems simple enough. A Cobra troop outfitted to be effective in a jungle environment. To me, this brings to mind a dude with dark camo and some lightweight armament, maybe a machete or rope. I’d even throw a lion in there. What we got, however, wasn’t that. In the package, I […]

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Dusty (Pursuit of Cobra)

May 18, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Dusty (Pursuit of Cobra)

Dusty is one of the GI Joe characters I always kind of liked but never owned. A bit snarky, he always seemed out of his element when you would see him in the comics or animated show. “Here’s our desert trooper in the arctic.” Since much of the worlds combat these days happens in arid […]

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Firefly (Vintage)

May 11, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Firefly (Vintage)

After thinking about my review of the Cobra Shock Trooper, I realized why I like him so much. He reminds me of the vintage Firefly. Must be the grey camo. Firefly is the “Cobra Saboteur” according to his vintage card. He’s a guy that will sneak in, plant a bomb, and leave. Sadly, this type of […]

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Cobra Shock Trooper

May 4, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Cobra Shock Trooper

This figure embodies more of what I would have expected the main Cobra forces to look like in GI Joe: Rise of Cobra. Labeled as a “Shock Trooper,” this figure is part of the Urban range of figure in the Pursuit of Cobra line. I’m assuming teams of shock trooper would work in conjunction with […]

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 3)

April 27, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 3)

Finally, part three of three of my review of this “Attack on the Pit” battle pack. And I have saved the best, or at least the more unique pieces for last. The first is the main piece of the set, the molepod. The set is built on the movie scene where Cobra uses molepods to […]

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 2)

April 20, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 2)

Last time I checked out the “Good Guys” of this set, Duke and Ripcord. Facing off against them are a NeoViper and Neo Viper Officer. And they are the subject of this weeks, GI Joe review. Probably one of the harder things for me to accept in GI Joe: Rise of Cobra were the Vipers. Not […]

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 1)

April 13, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 1)

Love it or hate it, “GI Joe: Rise of Cobra” brought a bunch of new figures to collectors. Because of the realistic nature of the film, most of the figures took on a more realistic look as well. The two Joe team members we live the film through are Duke and Ripcord. I’m sure they […]

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Grunt (GI Joe Falcon Glider Version)

April 6, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Grunt (GI Joe Falcon Glider Version)

Grunt was one of the original straight arm GI Joe figures. Out of the that group he was the one that was probably most like a generic soldier. I also remember passing on him as a kid due to accessory math. The thing that lost it for him? No visor. Grunt was recolored and used […]

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Club Hair For GI Joe

March 23, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Club Hair For GI Joe

I can’t remember how I happened on this website, but I thought it interesting enough to bookmark. With new 12 inch GI Joes coming this year, I imagine (and hope) we will see a resurgence of interest in the older figures. That said, I’ve seen some vintage Action Team figures in sad shape. Have no fear, […]

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Cover Girl (GI Joe)

March 16, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Cover Girl (GI Joe)

Even though I got her on clearance, thought she was ugly in the package, I was impressed with her in the end.

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Cobra Commander

February 16, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Cobra Commander

I really feel bad for Cobra Commander. In the animated series, he came off as being something of a boob. If you consider he’s put him self in a position to lead an army to take over the world, I can’t see how that could be true. And this army exists under the nose of a bunch […]

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Cobra BAT

February 9, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Cobra BAT

I think Cobra’s BAT troopers are every army’s dream. Android soldiers that you drop into battle and don’t have to worry about as casualties. They would be the ground equivalent of some of the remote operated vehicles armed force are using in the air these days. Appearance: I never understood why the BAT’s needed clothes. […]

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Heavy Duty (Camo) GI Joe Rise of Cobra

February 2, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Heavy Duty (Camo) GI Joe Rise of Cobra

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is a fairly easy to recognize actor. In GI Joe: Rise of Cobra, he portrayed Heavy Duty, a heavy weapons specialist for the Joe team.

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Sgt. Airborne

January 26, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Sgt. Airborne

Airborne is one my favorite of the original GI Joe team members. I can’t really say why, but I have an idea. Most of his original contemporaries were highly specialized, and slightly over the top. Airborne, or Sgt. Airborne in this release, is fairly normal looking as far as soldiers go. My vintage Airborne spent […]

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Storm Shadow (Arctic Assault)

January 19, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Storm Shadow (Arctic Assault)

Arctic Assault Storm Shadow was released in 2009 as part of wave 3 of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra toy line. Even though the name is somewhat misleading, Storm Shadow did appear in the movie dressed (or undressed) like this in the movie, while in the arctic Cobra base, so technically, so the Artic Assault moniker is correct.

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Ripper (Dreadnok)

January 12, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Ripper (Dreadnok)

Ripper is the first Dreadnok in my small GI Joe collection. I just never really understood them. They are essentially an Aussie motorcycle gang. I’m sure they were styled after the baddies in the Mad Max series of films. It’s not that they aren’t entertaining, but other than a diversion what military purpose would they […]

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Arctic Assault Snake Eyes

January 5, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Arctic Assault Snake Eyes

Since this is a movie inspired figure, the silent commando dispenses with the black ensemble he normally wears pretty much everywhere in comic books and cartoons, and instead comes attired with proper cold weather garments.

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Tripwire (GI Joe)

November 28, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Tripwire (GI Joe)

This is one of those figures that doesn’t seem to be getting much love. He’s still warming the pegs at local discount stores here for around $3. Tripwire is the mine sweeper of the GI Joe team. Armed with a metal detector, he’d go out and search for mines. Sad to say, but you don’t […]

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Kamakura (Rise of Cobra)

November 27, 2010 | By | Reply More
Kamakura (Rise of Cobra)

As part of the Not-Actually-Seen-In-The-Movie characters, Kamakura is constructed with a number of parts taken from the 25th Anniversary line as well as some of the newer molds used for the first batches of movie figures.

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Snow Serpent (Cobra)

September 26, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Snow Serpent (Cobra)

I’ve always loved cold weather action figures. It might have something to do with the fact that I grew up above the “Brigde” in Michigan. Living on Lake Superior, I saw my share of snow. That’s probably why I could relate to figure like the Hoth Han Solo and the original Snowjob. A setting of […]

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