Tag: G.I. Joe

The AFB Podcast Episode 152: Koto ArtFX Green Arrow, Disney Infinity Rocket and Groot, GI Joe Data Viper

January 25, 2015 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 152: Koto ArtFX Green Arrow, Disney Infinity Rocket and Groot, GI Joe Data Viper Episode 152 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! This week, join Ben, John and Scott for all of the latest news and r...

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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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1942 WLA Flathead Harley Davidson

September 11, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
1942 WLA Flathead Harley Davidson

Well, today I’ll be talking about something a little different, a 1:18 vehicle I found at a local store. The vehicle is a WLA 1942 Flathead Harley Davidson motorcycle, and was produced by Maisto.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Heavy Duty (Reactive Impact Armor)

March 7, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Heavy Duty (Reactive Impact Armor)

Heavy Duty another character from Collection 2 Wave 2 of the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra toy line. In the movie Heavy Duty serves as the heavy weapons specialist for G.I. Joe Team Alpha. The actor who portrayed the character is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, better known as Mr. Eko, from the Lost TV Series.

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Armored Panther w/Sgt. Thunderblast

December 17, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Armored Panther w/Sgt. Thunderblast

Normally the amount of suspension of disbelief required for me to accept the existence of an attack helicopter the size of a compact car proves too much, but, What about tanks the size of compact cars?…

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