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
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
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!