Gary Viola

G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte – A G.I. Gary NEW Comic Review

G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte #1 (of 3)IDW Publishing, February 2019 It has been almost a year since IDW last published a G.I. Joe comic book that wasn’t written by Larry Hama. The last non-Hama series pushed the limits on what traditional G.I. Joe comic fans were accepting in both story and art. As such, IDW Read More

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Hot Wheels: From 0 to 50 at 1/64 Scale – A G.I. Gary Review

Thank you to Quarto for supplying The Pint with a review copy, and see you back here soon!

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The Fridge, The G.I. Joe That Helped Win Super Bowl XX – G.I. Gary Vintage Toy Review

The Fridge was not the first (or last) football themed character. Bazooka in 1985 is wearing Steve Grogan’s Patriots jersey. Coincidentally, Grogan was one of the quarterbacks that lost Super Bowl XX to the Bears. In 1990, Hasbro released Capt. Grid Iron, who even came with football shaped grenades! Until Next Time!

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G.I. Gary Reviews – Shooter: The 14th Original G.I. Joe

June 1982: General Flagg takes roster of the G.I. Joe team for their first mission against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization that had kidnapped Dr. Adele Burkhart, a nuclear physicist turned government watchdog and peace advocate. In this mission, 13 Joes, consisting of 12 men and Scarlett, storm an island to rescue the imprisoned doctor. Read More

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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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