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Lady Jaye (Retaliation)

October 16, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Lady Jaye (Retaliation)

I began collecting G.I. Joes rather late in the game. I never got the chance to find several of the characters that made frequent appearances in the cartoons nor the comic books. One of those was Lady Jaye, so I jumped at the chance to add her to my collection as she came out in the G.I. Joe Retaliation line by Hasbro.

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Flint (Retaliation)

October 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Flint (Retaliation)

Despite the recent efforts by Hasbro to reduce articulation all across their action figure lines, I still went out and bought yet another action figure of one of the characters from the second G.I. Joe movie.

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Cyber Ninja (Retaliation)

September 18, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Cyber Ninja (Retaliation)

The Cobra Cyber Ninja is not a terrible concept, but execution leaves something to be desired. The Cyber ninja wears bulky armored vests over a very generic body sculpt. In fact, the whole figure is kitbashed from various sources, most notably the Rise of Cobra EliteViper, with a head taken from some vehicle driver and the legs from the wave 1 version of Storm Shadow.

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Snake Eyes (Ninja Duel)

July 24, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Snake Eyes (Ninja Duel)

I have to say that it struck me as odd that even after the one-year delay for the movie premiere, the first wave of figures released by Hasbro for the G.I. Joe Retaliation movie line were not based on actual movie costumes. Some characters did benefit from this approach, of course, but some others were not as fortunate.

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Dark Ninja (Retaliation)

July 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dark Ninja (Retaliation)

Well, one thing that the G.I. Joe Retaliation movie had in spades were ninjas, so it stand to reason that the toy line should also have it’s fill of the stealthy warriors.

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Alley Viper (Retaliation)

June 19, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Alley Viper (Retaliation)

Well, the second G.I. Joe movie came and went, and the only good thing I have to say about it is that at least I got a few cool toys inspired by it, even if the Alley Viper I’m reviewing today did not really appear on screen.

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Joe Con 2013: Part 4

June 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Joe Con 2013: Part 4

In  retrospect, I should have put 3D Joes in Part 3. What you’ve never heard of 3D Joes? It’s an awesome website with rotating displays of a pretty good chunk of the earlier GI Joe figures. It’s a fantastic use of technology. They had the system on display and it’s pretty amazing how easy it […]

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Joe Con 2013: Part 3

May 29, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Joe Con 2013: Part 3

There were a fair number of GI Joe informational booths at Joe Con. I really have a lot of respect for these folks. They weren’t there selling anything, but rather there to promote the hobby and provide information. Two very cool sites were there that I had a chance to talk to: Yo Joe and […]

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Kyle Latino Sketches GI Joe

May 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kyle Latino Sketches GI Joe

I’m going to break into my Joe Con posts to show off something I’m really happy with. Every year at our local comic con, I typically ask Kyle Latino for a pulp character sketch. He really has the style down and gets those characters, so they are always fantastic. This year I changed it up, […]

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Zartan (Retaliation)

May 8, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Zartan (Retaliation)

I have come to realize that the G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie was, at its heart, a project meant to boost toy sales instead of the opposite, where the toys are meant to promote theater attendance.

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Joe Con 2013: Custom Figures

May 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Joe Con 2013: Custom Figures

  I started with the dioramas because they are a personal favorite. However, there was just as much talent on display in the custom figure competition.   This was actually in the diorama category, I just forgot to put it over there. I dig astronauts, so this 12″ Joe was fun for me to see. […]

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Joe Con 2013: Diorama Contest

April 24, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Joe Con 2013: Diorama Contest

I was completely blown away at the quality of dioramas on display at Joe Con 2013. You can tell the folks that put these together are passionate about their hobby for sure. I could have spent all day looking at just these and probably not seen all the cool details.   I had to include […]

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Firefly (Retaliation)

April 17, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Firefly (Retaliation)

Other than Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, I would say that Firefly is one of the more iconic characters in the vintage G.I. Joe line, as evidenced by the couple dozen versions released for the character since then.

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Battle-Kata Roadblock (Retaliation)

April 3, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Battle-Kata Roadblock (Retaliation)

As an adult collector, I find it difficult sometimes to go along with some of the design decisions Hasbro makes, one recent example being the portrayal of the Roadblock character in the action figure line for the upcoming G.I. Joe Retaliation movie.

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Rock & Roll (GI Joe Kreo)

March 27, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Rock & Roll (GI Joe Kreo)

I know everybody wanted GI Joe Lego. A quick image search will yield a number of custom creations out there. However, Hasbro wouldn’t want to license somebody to do that when they have their own Kreo building block line. I want to say up front the character choice show this line was created by fans of the […]

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Red Ninja (Retaliation)

March 20, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Red Ninja (Retaliation)

One type of figure I always wanted from the ARAH G.I. Joe line was red ninjas. Even though Hasbro did produce some of them years later, the first few versions were just repaints of old Storm Shadow molds

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Storm Shadow (Retaliation)

March 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Storm Shadow (Retaliation)

Although I may not agree entirely with the way Storm Shadow has been portrayed thus far in the movie universe, I am certainly happy that we get new Hasbro toys

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Snake Eyes (Retaliation)

March 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Snake Eyes (Retaliation)

Well, after admitting that I am pretty much a fan of the ninja mythos presented in the old G.I. Joe comic books, it would be not much of a stretch to assume that Snake Eyes is another of my favorite Joes. And for the most part that would be correct, although not to the point of unabashedly praise any action figure made of this character.

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G.I. Joe Trooper (Retaliation)

March 6, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
G.I. Joe Trooper (Retaliation)

Well, after last year’s delay of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie, it seems that Hasbro action figures are finally hitting the pegs where I live.

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AWE Striker

February 27, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
AWE Striker

The AWE Striker has been around for a long time. Since 1985 in fact. It’s been repainted several times and is somewhat of a staple of the line. That said, I’ve never owned one until I saw this one at a good price. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. The backdrop folds […]

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