G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

Holographic Cobra Commander

July 30, 2013
Cobra Commander v23

Ever since picking up a translucent vintage TRON Warrior action figure earlier this year I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for more figures from the series whenever I rummage through bargain bins of loose figures at flea markets. When I spotted this 3 ¾ inch fella cast in blue translucent plastic, for a joyous split […]

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Storm Shadow…Train hard, fight easy!

June 15, 2012
Storm Shadow Ninja Force

Hands down one of the best things about the immensely popular 3 ¾ inch G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line has to be that Hasbro invented a satisfying back story which included a fantastic range of villainous bad guys for the G.I. Joe Team to fight in the shape of the Cobra Command. Storm […]

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He IS the Law! G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

April 14, 2012
Law - G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

After unleashing Dreadnok uber-villain Zanzibar from Hasbro’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line a couple of weeks ago, let’s redress the balance by taking a look at one of the G.I. Joe Team good guys – the Military Policeman known as “Law”. First released as part of the sixth series in 1987 Law was […]

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Zanzibar the Pirate… so nasty the other Dreadnoks hate his guts!

March 14, 2012
Zanzibar the Pirate

Every toyline of action figure heroes needs bad guys to fight against and the G.I. Joe Team had the Cobra Command. A dastardly bunch, they hired the even meaner Dreadnoks as mercenaries to do their dirty work, and as action figure villains go, they just don’t get nastier than Dreadnok member Zanzibar. First released as […]

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Crazylegs – G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

February 20, 2010
Crazylegs from the G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero toyline

Whilst many vintage G.I. Joe action figure collectors concentrate on the original 12 inch figures, there are also armies of equally passionate fans of the 3 ¾ inch G.I.Joe figures which first hit the toy market in 1982. The smaller, relaunched figures were issued with all sorts of gadgets and even a back-story involving the […]

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Hasbro’s William “The Fridge” Perry as G.I. Joe physical training instructor!

November 14, 2009
The Fridge GI Joe figure

As I live in Rome, Italy I couldn’t have been more surprised to find this action figure of American pro football player William Perry aka The Refrigerator the other day.  He was right at the bottom of a bargain toy bin in a local second-hand store…but I knew I just had to add him to […]

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