Tag: GI Joe

A Cobra Named Joe #2

July 25, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
A Cobra Named Joe #2

Oh, poor Joe Cobra! He just never seems to catch a break. (If you missed the Joe’s first appearance, check it out here.) (Clicking the picture will enlarge it.)

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Cobra Commander (Retaliation)

July 18, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Cobra Commander (Retaliation)

It sure seems like Cobra Commander is turning into the Darth Vader of GI Joe figures. Yet I keep buying them. Honestly, I was going to set this guy aside and try and flip him later. But it got the better of me. Appearance: Is this a screen accurate Cobra Commander from GI Joe: Retaliation? Who […]

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Marauder Motorcycle & Sidecar

July 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Marauder Motorcycle & Sidecar

  This is going to be a bit different. I’m going to post picture of the rather cool Motorcycle with sidecar from Marauder. But if you want to know what I thought you will have to listen to me discuss it on the Action Figure Blues Podcast. Click Here. (Tell them I sent you!)   […]

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GI Joe Magazine (Fall 88)

June 20, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
GI Joe Magazine (Fall 88)

I will be 100% honest. I really only picked this up because I liked the cover art.  Well, what I was really hoping was there was a story in the magazine related to the cover art. I never actually knew this magazine existed. In the pre-internet days, it seemed like every property would do something […]

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Cobra Trooper (Dollar General)

June 13, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Cobra Trooper (Dollar General)

Out of all the Dollar General figures this one might be the most surprising. A generic Cobra Trooper in black. Seems simple enough. But the execution here is pretty darn good. Appearance: Where the black Cobra Commander looks formal, the black on the basic trooper makes him look like an elite guard or a night […]

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Duke (Dollar General)

June 6, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Duke (Dollar General)

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny Duke has a recognizable name as far as GI Joe is concerned. Which is probably why this figure bears his name. However, my guess is he will find his way into most people’s displays as nameless green shirt. Appearance: If I had seen this figure without a […]

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Cobra Commander (Dollar General)

May 30, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Cobra Commander (Dollar General)

I’ve documented how I no longer have my vintage mail away Cobra Commander. So it’s no surprise this black suited CC that was part of the Dollar General series appealed to me. Appearance: I’ve always seen the hooded version of Cobra Commander as a more ceremonial version. He’s not going to wear that hood just […]

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Cordicon Reviews Dollar General GI Joes

May 23, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Cordicon Reviews Dollar General GI Joes

I’ve not managed to snag any of the dollar store GI Joe figures yet. Not for lack of trying, mind you. One person that has is Cordicon from Twitter. He’s a YouTube reviewer, so I thought I’d link to his reviews in case you were wanting to see what the fuss is about. Honestly, I’ve […]

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SCCC Artist Spotlight: Robert Atkins

May 16, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
SCCC Artist Spotlight: Robert Atkins

I had heard about Robert Atkins on the What’s on Joe Mind? Podcast. I knew he was a GI Joe artist. So I was very excited to hear he was coming to our local Summit City Comic Con here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I actually had a TVFT table, so I didn’t get as much […]

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A Cobra Named Joe

May 2, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
A Cobra Named Joe

Yeah. I know it’s not a review. But I wanted to give it shot. I had some much fun with the Springfield Speaks contest, I wanted to generate a storyline with it. So, I’m introducing the misadventures of a Cobra Named Joe. This poor guy gets it from everybody. If you want to see more […]

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Marauder Shotgun, Sniper Rife & Knife

April 18, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Marauder Shotgun, Sniper Rife & Knife

This week I’m taking a look at a few Zombie Viper killing accessories for your GI Joe team.

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Airtight

April 11, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Airtight

  I wasn’t a huge fan of the Airtight back in the day. But then again, it was different world. If anything, his role has become more relevant in a world where bio terrorism seems much more likely that nuclear Armageddon. Appearance: Airtight probably had the fewest alterations for his Renegades modernization. It makes sense, safety […]

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Zombie Viper

April 4, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Zombie Viper

With the current zombie trend in a variety of media, a zombie GI Joe figure was probably inevitable. That he ends up on the Cobra side of the fence, isn’t a huge stretch. Following with a theme of bio-terrorism in the 30th Anniversary line, the Zombie Viper fills a role that a large terrorist would […]

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Quail Drone Mail Away

April 1, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Quail Drone Mail Away

I’ve said it before, I use to love mail aways. I thought I’d take a look at a fairly rare one today that was only available for a limited time with a fairly limited vehicle, the Falcon Glider. Only a few of the initial packages for the Falcon Glider contained the offer for the Quail […]

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Hazard Viper

March 21, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Hazard Viper

Handling dangerous chemicals can be fun. I’m sure that’s how the Hazard Viper recruiting poster reads. The Hazard Viper is obviously a troop engaged in chemical or biological warfare for Cobra. It’s actually pretty cool they went more real world with him than fantasy. Appearance: The HV is essentially a guy in chemical suit. And […]

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Law & Order

March 14, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Law & Order

I’m a dog person. So I couldn’t really resist by a new GI Joe that came with a puppy. In this case, the GI Joe Renegades version of Law & Order. Well, his card says he’s the Renegades version. I really think he’s more of an update to the vintage figure. In Renegades, Law’s character […]

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Lifeline

March 7, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Lifeline

  I’ve never had any of the medic figures for GI Joe, so it was about time to get one. This week I’m checking out the newest incarnation of Lifeline, from the 30th Anniversary collection. Appearance: You know this is one of those figures I’d normally shy away from. I prefer my figures in earth […]

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O-Ring Replacement for Old School GI Joes

February 29, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
O-Ring Replacement for Old School GI Joes

Okay. This should be a review, but I scratched my cornea this weekend in a series of events that’s way too involved to go into here. Needless to say, my vision is slightly blurry today. So instead I present this small PSA. Last year I was wanting to rehabilitate some of my older o-ring GI […]

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Springfield Speaks Contest (Part 3)

February 27, 2012 | By | 13 Replies More
Springfield Speaks Contest (Part 3)

Figure of the Day has returned as a contest sponsor to TVFT, and I have to say I couldn’t be happier to bring everybody a chance to win a really great set of GI Joe figures. The theme of this set is Cobra. Packed with some favorite army builders and a couple of updates to […]

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Cobra HISS Driver

February 22, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Cobra HISS Driver

I love the vintage HISS and HISS Driver. However, in the latest contest photo you may have noticed this update to the HISS driver lurking in the background.  He comes to us via the 30th Anniversary HISS. (Not the Crimson one.)  Appearance: Much like the other 30th Anniversary GI Joe Figures, this Hiss Driver is […]

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