Tag Archives: Toys R Us

1986 Special Mission Brazil Dial Tone

The last time I looked at Dial Tone, I mentioned that I’d never even seen the Special Mission Brazil version in person. For some reason, mentioning that made me go and search out the figure. Since it’s Dial Tone, it’s … 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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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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1997 General Hawk

The 1986 Hawk mold is probably the iconic look for the character. The 1982 commando sweater wearing look, is nowhere close, and is often times only preferred by sticklers for the real early years. I’m somewhat in the middle, and … Continue reading

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2000 Rip-It

Rip It is one of those figures that has been a non-factor for a long time. The figure is twenty years old, and even despite the fact it’s a more sensibly coloured version of a figure from one of the … Continue reading

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Great Moments In G.I. Joe History

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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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1997 Torpedo

Torpedo is one of those secondary characters, that really had a rebirth after the vintage line ended, as he made numerous appearances in the preceding lines, especially the 25th Anniversary era, where Torpedo was definitely one of the better looking … Continue reading

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Anti Venom Duke (Light Blue)

Over at Forgotten Figures, it’s rarities month, and Mike’s been posting a lot of very interesting items, one of which was the prototype Anti Venom Stretcher. The light blue Anti-Venom set was one of those things that was a common … Continue reading

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2004 Urban Division Scrap Iron

Scrap Iron was one of the early COBRA Operatives, that didn’t get revisited at any point for 20 years, so because of that in the early 2000s people began clamouring for the character.  When Hasbro did a mold swap with … Continue reading

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