Category Archives: Reviews

2021 Swamp Viper (The Black Major)

2021 had The Black Major return to a lot of earlier figures he had done. There’d been 4 or 5 years where the figures were later army builders like the EEL, Snow Serpent or Night Viper. I’m a predominately early … Continue reading

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2014 WOLF

Hasbro didn’t do much for Vintage construction collectors in the modern era. From 2007 on, the number of releases in the classic construction were pretty minimal, and by the dawning of the 2010s, they became non existent. Though, while there … Continue reading

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1991 Heavy Duty

If there was a character who suffered because of the relaunch of G.I. Joe in 2002, it’s Heavy Duty. In 2002, he was a fairly obscure but solid 1991 figure, that had seen a repaint in 1998, but wasn’t thought … Continue reading

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2001 Laser Viper

  During the ARAHC era, Hasbro would occasionally show some gumption, and do a fairly interesting release. The 2001 releases fell into a couple of categories, there’d be the excellent stand in for the version 1 figure, the “cobbled together … Continue reading

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1985 Cobra Bunker

COBRA was definitely shafted when it came to playsets, the few they got were no screaming hell, as the Terrordrome is pretty much a glorified gas station, the Surveillance Port is okay, but not really much, the rifle range is … Continue reading

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1989 Python Patrol Crimson Guard

After a couple of tries at repainting various G.I. Joe figures as a way to produce exclusive sets or secondary sub teams, Hasbro must’ve noted there was some success and decided to do a batch of repaints for COBRA, creating … Continue reading

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1997 Rock ‘N Roll

The 1997 G.I. Joe collection featured an awful lot of good intentions, but the actual execution of the releases, often times didn’t match up with what was originally intended. I don’t think any figure suffers from this more than Rock … Continue reading

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Lady Jaye

Lady Jaye is one of the very few figures I’d never owned any rendition of the mold of, until June of 2020. Even with the fact it was a mold that had various reissues, I somehow had managed to never … Continue reading

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1988 Hit And Run

Early online fandom had a mindset that nothing good came after 1987, which is likely the year most of the members of early online fandom grew out of G.I. Joe. Though there would occasionally be an open-minded fan, who’d say … Continue reading

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2005 Comic Pack #7 Stalker

2004 was a year that Hasbro really began to do things that on the surface would would appeal to collectors. The main G.I. Joe line was taking a turn into an odd, and not particularly good Sci-Fi realm, which featured … Continue reading

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