GI Joe Classified: Firefly

GI Joe Classified is a line that elicits a lot of love and hate from collectors.  Many (myself included) have been clamoring for 6″ scale Joes for several years, and when they were announced, enthusiasm was through the roof.  In reality it’s been a mixed bag.  The sculpts have been excellent, while the decos have…

Mega Joe Project: Cobra Hydrofoil

Cobra was very Jealous that Joe had a Hovercraft, requiring that I give the baddies some sea-worthy hardware.  Thus the Hydrofoil was the obvious build target. Sharp readers will be quick to point out that my build doesn’t actually have the hydrofoils, and that’s on purpose.  I always considered this just a fast attack boat,…

Mega Joe Project: New Joes, Dreadnoks, & Oktober Guard

I’ve gotten behind on posting updates to the Mega Joe Project, but I haven’t slowed down on the progress, so here are three new groups of figures I’ve added to the collection.  First, Zartan needed his Dreadnoks because who else is going to sit around in an abandoned cabin or gas station with him drinking…

Mega Joe Project: HISS

While recent Mega Joe builds have focused on getting the GIJoe motor pool filled out, Cobra was hard at work on some new hardware too.  Not to be outdone, they needed an upgraded HISS tank to replace the sad Kreo version. While the scale is a bit on the large side, I wanted it to…

G.I. Joe – Mega Bloks: AWE Striker

More MB Joe vehicles!  Don’t ask me why, but the AWE Striker was always a favorite vehicle of mine.  It didn’t have much use in a battlefield setting, but for small recon teams and harsh terrain, it made a tad more sense.  My grandfather had a street-legal dune buggy when I was a kid, and…

G.I. Joe – Mega Bloks: Killer WHALE

After a healthy break to focus on some other priorities, the long winter gave me ample time to get motivated to pick back up with the Mega Bloks G.I. Joe motor pool project.  I had barely begun on the base of the WHALE when I took some time off from customizing, and I wanted to…

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Part 4 – 1985

Before I get into the pictures of Part 4, I want to share a little story.  Recognizing that nostalgia is a powerful drug, I would argue that 1985 was the high-water mark of GI Joe.  Not that I didn’t love additions to the lore that came before or followed in subsequent years, but 1985 was…

Articulated Icons – 6″ Feudal Series

When I learned of The Fwoosh’s attempt to make their own line of Marvel Legends-esque figures, I was intrigued.  This was quite an undertaking that had the potential to be great or a spectacular mess.  They wisely made the figures distinct and tried to build their own mythology, yet simultaneously made the figures modular and…

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Part 3 – 1984

1984 was one of the best years for toys in the history of time.  GIJoe 3-3/4″ was really hitting it’s stride, G1 Transformers were introduced, and all was right with the world.  These are my (former) Joes.  You can find Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.  Let the nostalgia wash over you 😉

G.I. Joe – Mega Bloks: MP Joes

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m mildly smitten with Mega Bloks figures customized as GIJoe characters.  Their size, range of motion, details, gear, and overall fun-factor absolutely dwarfs that of LEGO and Kre-O minifigures.  I’ve created my own Joes and Cobras you can find here and here.  I’ve also had a go at some…

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Part 2 – 1983

These are my Class of ’83 Joes.  There are many like them, but these are mine. Ok, not really, not anymore.  That’s the point of the post.  But they made a heck of a display.  You can find Part 1 here.  Enjoy! ‘Til all are one, collecting is half the battle.  (Note: The other half…