Gary Viola

G.I. Gary Restoration Files – Dreadnok Ground Assault Stinger – Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of a restoration blog for a rare piece of G.I. Joe history. One of my newer projects is the 1986 G.I. Joe Dreadnok Ground Assault Stinger. The Stinger was part of a Sears Exclusive two-pack of vehicles, the other being a Dreadnok themed R.A.M.  These Sears Exclusives were made in lower Read More

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G.I. Gary’s Pickups from the Northeast Toy and Collectibles Show

On October 28th I ventured to the Best Western in North Haven, CT to search for collectibles at the Northeast Toy and Collectibles Show. While I primarily collect Hasbro’s G.I. Joe, I also look for select Transformers, M.A.S.K., and other properties that I had a connection to in my youth. It’s also a good excuse Read More

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G.I. Gary Reviews – Metaphase 2

Metaphase #2 August 2018 Alterna Comics Chip Reese – Creator & Writer Kelly Williams – Pencils, Inks, Colors Peter Simeti – Letterer, Edits Chip Reese’s son has Down Syndrome, and asked his dad why there were no super heroes that were similarly afflicted. Chip’s answer was to create Metaphase. Originally conceived as a trade paperback, Read More

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William the Last #1 – G.I. Gary Advance Comic Review

“William the Last” #1 Antarctic Press Solicited for October 2018 Brian Shearer, best known for working on IDW titles such as G.I. Joe and Transformers, has had his own webcomic for the last few years. He started self publishing a couple of years ago, but is now bringing “William the Last” to Antarctic Press. The book is a Read More

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Eden #1- A G.I. Gary Advance Comic Review!

Eden #1 Alterna Comics, July 2018 Writer & Penciler: Eric Henson Inker: Michael Babinski Colorist: Steve Downer Letterer: Robert Doan Editors: Jamilla Henson & Todd Dezago Later this month Alterna Comics releases Eden #1, their latest science fiction adventure comic. Eric Henson and his team deliver a solid book to compete with other titles in Read More

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G.I. Gary Classic Toy Review – The 1989 Cobra H.E.A.T. Viper

Code Name: H.E.A.T. Viper Cobra Bazooka Man “The new generation of Cobra anti-tank specialists are equipped with the latest in hyper-kinetic, high-speed, wire-guided, armor-piercing technology. The harness suppported launch tube has active heat vents and an infra-red suppressor to cut down detection hazards.  The sighting system is fiber-optically linked to the operator’s helmet which contains Read More

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G.I. Gary’s Pull List Pick of the Week – 6/13/18

“Analog” #3 from Image Comics Writer: Gerry Duggan Cover Artist: David O’Sullivan Cover Colors: Jordie Bellaire Variant Cover: John McCrea & Mike Spicer Interior Artist: David O’Sullivan Colorist: Mike Spicer Letterer: Sabino “The whole world’s living in a digital dream / It’s not really there / It’s all on the screen / Makes me forget who I am / I’m Read More

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G.I. Gary’s Toy Tales: Raise The Khetanna!

As of midnight, April 4, 2018, Haslab’s first project, Jabba’s Sail Barge, a.k.a. the Khetanna, had succeeded reaching 8,810 orders of 5,000 needed to begin production.  This is Hasbro’s first foray into the crowdsourcing environment, and being that the IP represented was Star Wars, the most well known project of this type so far. At Read More

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G.I. Gary Reviews – 1982 & 1983 G.I. Joe Scarlett

In 1982 Hasbro re-launched G.I. Joe with the new branding “A Real American Hero.” With 13 heroes, two Cobra enemies, and a mail-away Cobra Commander, Hasbro made a calculated decision to minimize their initial risk.  Re-using sculpts, averaging paint applications, and choosing what characters they thought would resonate most with their target audience, 7 to Read More

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Gideon Falls #1 – A G.I. Gary Advance Comic Review!

“Gideon Falls” Image Comics Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Colors: Dave Stewart Jeff Lemire has reteamed with Andrea Sorrentino, and recruited Dave Stewart, to bring us “Gideon Falls,” a religous themed horror/thriller comic.  If anything is implied in the name, its that there is a fight looming.  The title reminds of the Prophet Gideon, Read More

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