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
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!
If you’ve ever had the 1980s G.I. Joe figures, you’ve had an O-ring break. With the basic design established in 1982, the O-ring design lasted until 2006 in retail, making this a very common issue. With these figures as old as 35 years, the rubber deterioriates and eventually needs to be replaced. Follow along as Read MoreNo Comments on G.I. Gary Shows You How: Properly Change a G.I. Joe O-Ring