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1988 Storm Shadow

Storm Shadow as a good guy is something that the fan base is quite divided on, it’s one of those things that both arguments pro and con for him being a Joe have merit. A while back in a comment, … Continue reading

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1988 Mean Dog

G.I. Joe vehicles evolved design wise as the line progressed, but at the same time this evolution wasn’t always for the better, since as the designs became more complicated, the smaller details tended to be disregarded. 1988’s Mean Dog still … Continue reading

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1988 Astro Viper

The late 80s tended to shy away from COBRA Characters, and focused more on nameless minions. It makes sense, the named COBRAs of 1987 were astonishingly bad for the pseudo-realistic military aspect that G.I. Joe was still maintaining. A figure … 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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1988 Destro

The late 80s seemed awfully turbulent for the G.I. Joe line. Maybe it was the lack of a cartoon, or the Rocky Balboa thing not coming to fruition, but Hasbro really started to change a lot of the ways they’d … Continue reading

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1988 Muskrat

There was a period of time in the early 2000s, where Muskrat was not a popular figure, but he was rather common. It was an odd phenomenon as it wasn’t like there’d been an upswell in awareness of Muskrat. He … Continue reading

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Night Force Sneak Peek

Night Force has always been one of the most popular ideas in G.I. Joe fandom, despite the fact that most of the figures and characters chosen for Night Force tended to be highly unpopular. Now, the Night Force versions of … Continue reading

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1988 Cobra Battle Barge

A while back, a comment mentioned that Hasbro took the world building aspect of G.I. Joe seriously. I hadn’t quite realized just to what extent that was really the case. Then I started to think about the amount of toys … Continue reading

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1988 Hydro Viper

Like a lot of the late 1980s Army Builders, the Hydro Viper is an incredibly frustrating figure. Owed to the fact that he’s common as hell, usually dirt cheap, and for the most part entirely bare. For some reason the … Continue reading

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