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The Sir Jon Zombie

Scary Larry’s Pint O’ Horrors begins here. You helped choose this and every episode of our new series, so as you voted we discuss 1985’s zombie classic Day Of The Dead. Tales of broken budgets, bad accents and incest fill this episode, so please stop what you are doing and Listen In! Next time we Read More

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G.I. Gary Reviews – G.I. Joes Crystal Ball and Sneak Peek

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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 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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Pint O’ Comics Visits Brooklyn and the Five Points Festival 2018

While it’s a basic tenant of the Pint that we deal in everything pop culture, there are areas that we are a bit remiss in. We know we’re a little lax in manga and anime coverage, and we know that we could do more in particular genres or interests that some of the readers or 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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