Tag: GI Joe

Springfield Speaks Contest (Part 2)

February 20, 2012 | By | 20 Replies More
Springfield Speaks Contest (Part 2)

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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Springfield Speaks Contest (Part 1)

February 15, 2012 | By | 18 Replies More
Springfield Speaks Contest (Part 1)

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 Black Dragon

February 1, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Cobra Black Dragon

I know. It’s been forever since I reviewed the Black Dragon Pilot. I’ve taken pictures on more than one occasion. They’ve just never been as good as I wanted. Part of the issue stem from the fact, this one of the biggest things I’ve tried to photograph for the site. My background wan’t quite big […]

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Cobra Trooper (GI Joe: Renegades)

January 25, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Cobra Trooper (GI Joe: Renegades)

I’ve reviewed a number of the Renegades over the past few weeks, but what about Cobra? Don’t worry dear reader, Hasbro provided us with a generic style Cobra trooper to face off against those average joes. Appearance: This version of the Cobra Trooper is a little less soldier and a little more security guard. I […]

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The State of Star Wars & GI Joe Collecting

January 13, 2012 | By | 8 Replies More
The State of Star Wars & GI Joe Collecting

When I was listening to my weekly podcasts this week, there was GI Joe in my Star Wars and Star Wars in my GI Joe. At the end of the newest Star Wars Action News, Arnie was seeking feedback on what people saw as the good and the bad in the Star Wars collecting hobby. […]

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Tunnel Rat (GI Joe: Renegades)

January 11, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Tunnel Rat (GI Joe: Renegades)

Tunnel Rat was the character I was most worried about making a translation from animation to figure. Not only did Hasbro do a great job with him. They gave him a ton of accessories to boot. Appearance: This version of T-Rat is quite a bit more buff than I had pictured him. It’s not unbelievable, he’s […]

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Scarlet (GI Joe: Renegades)

January 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Scarlet (GI Joe: Renegades)

  I’ve never been a big fan of Scarlet. But her Renegades incarnation has changed my mind. Both the update to her character and her outfit made a lot of sense to me. As such it only makes sense, that she is the first version of the red haired lass to join my GI Joe […]

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Marauder Gun Runner Items (Part 1)

December 14, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Marauder Gun Runner Items (Part 1)

I thought it would be nice to give my action figures some presents for the holidays this year. So I ordered some specific things from Marauder Gun Runners for a few of them. First up is an item they had long before Hasbro did it for SDCC this year, a Megatron style P-38. Now, I’m […]

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Steel Brigade

December 7, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Steel Brigade

The Steel Brigade trooper must have his fans at Hasbro. The Pit Commando got his helmet as an accessory and the VAMP repaint had one as a driver. This version is more in the classic mail-away colors. Appearance: Much like the original, the new version of the Steel Brigade trooper is amalgam of a number of […]

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Cobra Commander (Renegades)

November 30, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Cobra Commander (Renegades)

I’ve always kind of felt bad for Cobra Commander. He never gets any respect and somebody thought he’d look cool in stirrup pants. But that was the 80’s. In the GI Joe Renegades animated series, we got a pretty good update of the commander. And with that, a new action figure.

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Duke (GI Joe Renegades)

November 23, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Duke (GI Joe Renegades)

  I’ve never been a huge Duke fan. He just always seemed a little stuck up and bossy to me. I also wasn’t entirely sold on GI Joe: Renegades when it premiered. However, listening to the Justin from GeneralsJoes.com talk about it, I figure I’d give it a second chance. And I was extremely, glad […]

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GI Joe Targets

November 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
GI Joe Targets

I haven’t done as much creative stuff lately, so I thought I’d stretch those skills a bit. I haven’t made a GI Joe Diorama, yet. I was actually thinking a shooting range would be cool. (I was on the rifle team in High School.) One hint: I punched the holes through with a very sharp object with […]

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Cobra Viper

November 9, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Cobra Viper

Where the standard Cobra Trooper is more of a facility guard type soldier, the Viper appears to be more front line infantry. And this figure is a pretty cool update to a the classic look. Appearance: The head of the classic Viper is probably the most distinctive part of his uniform and this is a […]

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Snow Job (Pursuit of Cobra)

November 2, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Snow Job (Pursuit of Cobra)

  As much as I was impressed with the vintage Snow Job being an “Adventure on  a Blister Card,” the Pursuit of Cobra version of the arctic GI Joe amps it up a bit more. As with most of the line, he comes with pretty decent amount of a gear and is a good character […]

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Snow Job (Vintage)

October 26, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Snow Job (Vintage)

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 together as penance. As much as I didn’t like my Black Dragon pictures, I really don’t like taking pictures of […]

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Cobra Air Trooper (Black Dragon Pilot)

October 19, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
Cobra Air Trooper (Black Dragon Pilot)

Included with the Black Dragon is a requisite pilot figure. Similar to the VAMP, this vehichle comes with a generic driver instead of a named pilot. This pilot is generic enough that if it wasn’t for the one small Cobra insignia, he could have came from either side of the GI Joe/Cobra battle lines. Appearance: […]

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Clutch (VAMP Driver-Vintage)

October 5, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Clutch (VAMP Driver-Vintage)

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 the most part He’s the same figure as Breaker. The legs, arms, waist and head are all the same […]

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ChuckDawg1999 Reviews The Starscream Skystriker

September 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
ChuckDawg1999 Reviews The Starscream Skystriker

While I’m not a huge Transformers fan I can appreciate them. (I read most of the Fallen Empire Reviews, his collection is amazing. Links can be found here or read them directly at FallenEmpireToys.com) That being said I really was impressed with the GI Joe /Transformers Starscream Stkystriker. Exclusive to SDCC this year, it was […]

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VAMP (Mk II)

September 21, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
VAMP (Mk II)

The original VAMP is probably one of my favorite action figure vehicles. As one of the original vehicles in the line, it served as the workhorse land vehicle for the GI Joe team for a long time. But just as the recent versions of the figures have been update to reflect modern combat gear, it […]

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Steel Brigade Delta (VAMP Driver)

September 14, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Steel Brigade Delta (VAMP Driver)

  I really wasn’t happy about having to buy a VAMP without Clutch. However, the 30th Anniversary VAMP is a package deal with Steel Brigade Delta. Steel Brigade? For the uninitiated, the original Steel Brigade figure was a Mail Away way back in the early days of the Real American Hero line. The idea was […]

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