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1984 Copperhead

The 1984 Cobras were the characters that really stuck with GI Joe for a long time. Although many more underrated characters would come out in the later eighties and into the nineties, there wasn’t a single year with so many … Continue reading

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1990 Range Viper

The Range Viper seems to have become somewhat of a love/hate figure among the Joe fandom. The DTC version from 2005 improved the character’s popularity by a good deal, with it’s updated design aesthetic. I like that version as well, … Continue reading

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1993 Backblast

With 90‘s Joes, a lot of them were either great, or just okay. Backblast falls into the later category of being just okay, but a little forgettable. Looking at, this is a fine looking figure with perfectly rational, maybe even … Continue reading

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1985 Airtight

Ah, Airtight.One of the guys from GI Joe’s golden year of 1985. I’m always a tad more appreciative of figures with interesting specialties. In ‘85, there weren’t as many chemical warfare/hazmat figures running around, which made Airtight all the more … Continue reading

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Funskool Toxo Viper

This figure is what makes Funskool figures fun to me. You take an already good figure like the V1 Toxo Viper, put it in the V2 Toxo Viper’s colors and have an even better figure. It’s interesting as a novelty … Continue reading

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1989 Alley Viper

One of my all time favorite figures. The colors might be bright, but they’re attractive to say the least. It matches up with the kind of look Shockwave had. When it comes to late eighties Cobras, this guy, the Night … Continue reading

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Chinese Major Bludd

Now this one’s a fun figure. Another quirky international variant, but this one’s great in all the right ways! This Major Bludd was a completely new figure made for sale in China. He’s an amalgam of parts from V2 Major … Continue reading

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1990 Lampreys

Another forgotten figure, and a novelty one as well. I’m a big fan of the original Lampreys, but these guys have something interesting going for them as well with their colors. I could easily see these guys being like a … Continue reading

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Funskool Barbecue

What a strange little figure. I can’t really say this one’s good; on the contrary, I think he’s actually rather bad. Funskool put figures in some curious little color schemes back when they had the license to produce GI Joe … Continue reading

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1994 Cobra Viper

For these troops there’s no place too dirty, or too dangerous. When the leaky suit brigade fails to accomplish the job, Cobra can send these Hazard Vipers into any environment and expect results. With their superior equipment, training, and a … Continue reading

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