Tag: GI Joe

Matt Trakker (GI Joe)

September 7, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Matt Trakker (GI Joe)

I never owned any M.A.S.K figures as a kid. I thought they were cool, it was just Star Wars had totally captured my attention at the time. So a recent turn of events allowed me to make up for that. The first being the release of the line’s hero, Matt Trakker as a part of […]

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Warehouse Crates – Style B

August 31, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Warehouse Crates – Style B

Alright.  I’m calling this Crate Style “B”. It’s slightly more difficult than “A”.  Please read all the directions before starting, and have fun.  (Be careful with the knives and glue guns people.) Tools you will need: Pen or Pencil. Small Ruler. Large Ruler or Straight Edge. Cutting Mat (Scrap Cardboard would work, but I prefer a cutting […]

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Warehouse Crates – Style A

August 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
Warehouse Crates – Style A

Alright.  I’m calling this Crate Style “A”. It’s a little easier to build than “B”.  Please read all the directions before starting, and have fun.  (Be careful with the knives and glue guns people.) Tools you will need: Pen or Pencil. Small Ruler. Large Ruler or Straight Edge. Cutting Mat (Scrap Cardboard would work, but […]

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Low Light (Pursuit of Cobra)

August 24, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Low Light (Pursuit of Cobra)

  Low Light is one of those GI Joe characters I know light about, but is still cool enough to warrant buying. I tend to lean more towards the realistic characters, and every Special Forces and SWAT team has a sniper right? I’m sorry, according to his card he’s a “Night Spotter.” Apparently, night spotters […]

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Beachhead (Pursuit of Cobra)

August 10, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Beachhead (Pursuit of Cobra)

I’ve actually seen Beachhead turn up in few different places lately. Continuing the trend of masked characters I couldn’t resist picking him up. I debated, though, since at first glance his blister seems a little less full than my normal GI Joe purchases. Beachhead is an Army Ranger character for the Joes and in general […]

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Coil Con 2011

August 3, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Coil Con 2011

Thanks to the “What’s on Joe Mind?” Podcast, I learned there was a GI Joe swap meet and convention going on in almost my backyard. Coil Con II took place in Kokomo, Indiana on July 23rd. Hosted by Kokomo Toys. It was a pretty cool event. First, I want to mention how cool Kokomo Toys […]

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GI Joe Catalog (Vintage)

July 27, 2011 | By | Reply More
GI Joe Catalog (Vintage)

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 line. One of my favorites is this original GI Joe insert from the start of the line. […]

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Hooded Cobra Commander (Vintage) Non-Review

July 20, 2011 | By | Reply More
Hooded Cobra Commander (Vintage) Non-Review

I think most collectors have had something in their collection they don’t have any more and would like back. Mine is the mail away Hooded Cobra Commander.  So for this non-review, I’m going to tell you what I remember. The body of the figure was the same as the regular chrome faced one reviewed here. […]

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HISS Driver (Vintage)

July 13, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
HISS Driver (Vintage)

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 or comic book. I’m sure he was in there somewhere, I just can’t recall it. Appearance: Well, he looks like a […]

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

July 6, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Cobra H.I.S.S. (Vintage)

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 it’s recent redesign. In theory, it’s name translates to HIgh Speed Sentry. In reality, it was a stylized tank for Cobra to motor […]

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Coil Con – Coming Soon!

June 29, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Coil Con – Coming Soon!

Since new Joe figures are few and far between these days, I thought I’d use this week’s Joe Wednesday to give a shout out to Coil Con. Coil Con is a Midwest GI Joe swap meet. The cool thing is that it’s happening here in my state of Indiana, which is pretty darn cool if you […]

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Jungle Viper

June 1, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Jungle Viper

Jungle Viper. The concept seems simple enough. A Cobra troop outfitted to be effective in a jungle environment. To me, this brings to mind a dude with dark camo and some lightweight armament, maybe a machete or rope. I’d even throw a lion in there. What we got, however, wasn’t that. In the package, I […]

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Dusty (Pursuit of Cobra)

May 18, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Dusty (Pursuit of Cobra)

Dusty is one of the GI Joe characters I always kind of liked but never owned. A bit snarky, he always seemed out of his element when you would see him in the comics or animated show. “Here’s our desert trooper in the arctic.” Since much of the worlds combat these days happens in arid […]

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Firefly (Vintage)

May 11, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Firefly (Vintage)

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” according to his vintage card. He’s a guy that will sneak in, plant a bomb, and leave. Sadly, this type of […]

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Cobra Shock Trooper

May 4, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Cobra Shock Trooper

This figure embodies more of what I would have expected the main Cobra forces to look like in GI Joe: Rise of Cobra. Labeled as a “Shock Trooper,” this figure is part of the Urban range of figure in the Pursuit of Cobra line. I’m assuming teams of shock trooper would work in conjunction with […]

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 3)

April 27, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 3)

Finally, part three of three of my review of this “Attack on the Pit” battle pack. And I have saved the best, or at least the more unique pieces for last. The first is the main piece of the set, the molepod. The set is built on the movie scene where Cobra uses molepods to […]

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 2)

April 20, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 2)

Last time I checked out the “Good Guys” of this set, Duke and Ripcord. Facing off against them are a NeoViper and Neo Viper Officer. And they are the subject of this weeks, GI Joe review. Probably one of the harder things for me to accept in GI Joe: Rise of Cobra were the Vipers. Not […]

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 1)

April 13, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 1)

Love it or hate it, “GI Joe: Rise of Cobra” brought a bunch of new figures to collectors. Because of the realistic nature of the film, most of the figures took on a more realistic look as well. The two Joe team members we live the film through are Duke and Ripcord. I’m sure they […]

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Grunt (GI Joe Falcon Glider Version)

April 6, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Grunt (GI Joe Falcon Glider Version)

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 math. The thing that lost it for him? No visor. Grunt was recolored and used […]

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Club Hair For GI Joe

March 23, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Club Hair For GI Joe

I can’t remember how I happened on this website, but I thought it interesting enough to bookmark. With new 12 inch GI Joes coming this year, I imagine (and hope) we will see a resurgence of interest in the older figures. That said, I’ve seen some vintage Action Team figures in sad shape. Have no fear, […]

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