Ace (Vintage)

Ace (Vintage)

February 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured, GI Joe, Toy Reviews

Well I didn’t think was right to look at the new Ace without taking a look back at the vintage one. This Ace came with the original Skystriker and his design was featured in most of his early comic... 

Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

March 24, 2012 by  
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After seeing Errex’s review of the modern updated of the Hoth Rebel Trooper, I thought it would be cool to take a look back at the vintage one. The Rebel Soldier was released as one of the first... 

Wampa (Vintage)

Wampa (Vintage)

December 10, 2011 by  
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Long before the Special Editions, there was a toy version of the Wampa released. As part of the vintage line, the Wampa was released in a box similar to the Taun Taun. He even got his own commmerical. Appearance: Things... 

C-3PO Switcheroo

C-3PO Switcheroo

November 5, 2011 by  
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When most folks say they collect Star Wars, I think most people immediately think action figures. However, the back of those mini catalogs were filled with items that few folks remember or have seen.... 

Snow Job (Vintage)

Snow Job (Vintage)

October 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured, GI Joe, Toy Reviews

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... 

Clutch (VAMP Driver-Vintage)

Clutch (VAMP Driver-Vintage)

October 5, 2011 by  
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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... 

GI Joe Catalog (Vintage)

GI Joe Catalog (Vintage)

July 27, 2011 by  
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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... 

HISS Driver (Vintage)

HISS Driver (Vintage)

July 13, 2011 by  
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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... 

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

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

July 6, 2011 by  
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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... 

Firefly (Vintage)

Firefly (Vintage)

May 11, 2011 by  
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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”... 

Grunt (GI Joe Falcon Glider Version)

Grunt (GI Joe Falcon Glider Version)

April 6, 2011 by  
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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... 

Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)

Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)

March 5, 2011 by  
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I have never really identified with Han Solo, so, I have not been too keen in keeping up with the newer action figures released for the character. Back when the line up for the first wave of the new Vintage... 

Perseus & Pegasus

Perseus & Pegasus

May 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, Other Film, Toy Reviews

Long before “CG” became virtually synonymous with special effects, film makers used a number of tricks and effects to create elements not possible to bring to life on camera. Men in large... 

MTV-7 Mini-Rig

MTV-7 Mini-Rig

September 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Star Wars, Toy Reviews

I was looking at the list of reviews on the website the other day and noticed I was really lacking in a few different areas. When I look over at my display shelves, I can see a an area for vintage figures,... 

A Grand Army of One (or Two)

A Grand Army of One (or Two)

September 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Musings

I was re-arranging my Emperor’s Arrival display theother day and  realized I had a small army of Stormtroopers in it.  A glance to another shelf a group of six Sandtroopers had detained a landspeeder... 

Vintage Indiana Jones

Vintage Indiana Jones

July 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Indiana Jones, Toy Reviews

One of my favorite things to ask people is, “What’s your favorite movie?”  I’ve even asked it when interviewing folks.  I use it to understand folk’s sense of... 

Vintage Cairo Swordsman

Vintage Cairo Swordsman

July 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Indiana Jones, Toy Reviews

Today’s review continues with our recent Indiana Jones Retro Reviews.  We’ve already took a look at Indy and Belloq.The focus for this is review is the Cairo Swordsman.  Indy was chased... 

Vintage Large Size Boba Fett

Vintage Large Size Boba Fett

June 28, 2009 by  
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You have to be impressed with what the marketing folks in the late seventies did with Boba Fett. He was a character that none of us knew anything about, yet we all thought he was the baddest dude in... 

E.T.

E.T.

June 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Other Film, Toy Reviews

Love it or hate it, you have to admit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) was one of the biggest films of its’ time. If I had a picture of the E.T. costume my mom made to accompany this review,... 

Large Size Han Solo

Large Size Han Solo

June 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Star Wars, Toy Reviews

A long time ago for a toy store far, far away, Kenner produced a line of “Large Size” Action figures. They were produced near the standard 12″ size. This way Han Solo could date... 

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