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 MoreNo Comments on G.I. Gary Restoration Files – Dreadnok Ground Assault Stinger – Part 1
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 MoreNo Comments on G.I. Gary’s Pickups from the Northeast Toy and Collectibles Show
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 MoreNo Comments on G.I. Gary Classic Toy Review – The 1989 Cobra H.E.A.T. Viper
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 MoreNo Comments on Pint O’ Comics Visits Brooklyn and the Five Points Festival 2018
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 MoreNo Comments on G.I. Gary’s Toy Tales: Raise The Khetanna!
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 MoreNo Comments on G.I. Gary Reviews – 1982 & 1983 G.I. Joe Scarlett
1987 is a love it or leave it year for G.I. Joe. Many fans feel it left behind the military aspect for fantasy. One of the examples commonly pointed to is the Cobra character Raptor. Being that it’s Halloween, and this guy is in a bird costume, perfect time for a review! As a figure, Raptor comes Read MoreNo Comments on G.I. Gary Classic Toy Review- 1987 Raptor, the Cobra that’s always in Halloween Costume!
In 1984, Hasbro’s “The Transformers” launched, with not only a toyline, but TV show and comic books provided by Sunbow and Marvel. Among the initial release were three transforming robots that turned into F15 fighting jets, Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker. Using the molds from Japanese company Takara’s Diaclone line, these three are the definition of “repaints.” Read MoreNo Comments on G.I. Gary Classic Toy Review: Transformers G1 Starscream and the Seekers