Friday, March 29, 2013

GI JOE Retaliation Review

Some Spoilers Ahead:

First, let me say please go see the movie and support GI JOE.

Yes, I went and saw GI JOE Retaliation tonight and I must say I wasn't that impressed. Yes, it still has and added some of the best characters, but they don't do much with them.

First, they add a weak scene in the very beginning to have more Channing Tatum. It's pretty bad when a group of 3 are sitting under a spotlight after just penetrating a military base fence 20 yards from a guard tower in North Korea. Stuff like this just takes away from the movie.

Yes, they kill Duke and in very poor fashion. I believe these movies should show all the great characters (like Firefly) killing each sides troops. You shouldn't use these main characters to be killed off in the movies in lame fashion. There are good parts to the movie like the ninja battle scene but that's about as much action you will get in the movie.

I really think they are going to have a tough time making another movie after this one, but I hope I am completely wrong. I don't want to say much more so you can come to your own conclusion. Maybe I am just too much of a die hard fan of the 1980's GI JOE.....

Please let me know what you think of the movie.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Custom Cobra Shadow Guard!!!

One of my favorite custom group. My Cobra Shadow Guard. This was my first custom set from years ago. I love the Red and Black theme and plan to add a V1 Viper, Xamot and Tomax and a few others. Also have a custom Vamp Mark II custom. I also have the RARE Crimson Mobat tank. Another awesome piece.

When I was a kid, my father and I would paint and build WWII models and I loved it. Now I am applying it to my GI JOE Cobra world.

One of my favorite characters. Everything on him is original parts and great detail.

V1 Crimson Guard
Another one of my favorite characters. I need to replace the sticker on his chest but I still think he looks good

V1 Cobra Commander
I didn't do to much detail because I wanted him dark.

Tell me what you think!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

GI JOE Vamp Mark II and RARE Tan Variant

This is the 1984 VAMP Mark II and its ultra Rare Tan variant. I love all the original jeeps that Hasbro made in the 1980's. I have 5 of the original Vamp Mark II's but recently got this light Tan version. I've been hunting for one of these for awhile.

The light tan variant was a mail away and tough to find anywhere. The one I have is just missing the gas cans which I will most likely never find unless someone wants to sell me the ones they have! I took a few pics and hope you like them. Let me know where you rate this original vehicle and if you have one!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

V1 Destro and Rare Red Jackal Variant

Today I wanted to talk about Destro and his Rare Variant Red Jackal. Red Jackal is from the UK and has an awesome symbol on his chest as you can see. A buddy of mine was asking about RARE figures and thought this was a cool one.

Destro is a great character and this figure truly does him justice. What do you think about this figure? You rarely see this figure at Flea Markets or on eBay but you can find him. Where do you rate Destro and this figure? Let me know if you have a figure in mind you would like me to show and write about. Enjoy the pics!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cobra Commander V1 "Mickey Mouse"

Today I wanted to talk about the "Mickey Mouse" Cobra Commander. I actually have 2 of these along with 12 of the regular Cobra Commanders. I always loved this figure as a kid but never saw the Mickey Mouse until a few years back.

If you look at the pics I've taken you can see the difference in the symbols. This is a great figure and pretty rare. I love the color blue used for him and the red details on his suit. The commander is such a cool character and can't wait to see him on the big screen next week even though he doesn't look like this.

What do you think of this figure? Do you have one?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

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Sunday, March 17, 2013


So I have recently been picking up the GI JOE sets and I really like them!! Here's a few pics of the Orange Alley Vipers V1 and V2 and their Baby brother Kre-os. They are awesome!!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

One of a kind 25th Anniversary Double Stamped Cobra Crimson Guard...

Check out this Double Stamped Crimson Guard I found at Walmart. 
It's unopened and not a fake. These usually get thrown out and never make it out of the factory!!