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Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That

In Episode 76 we say early on that we were going to discuss Star Trek; Discovery later that ep. Well we never did, so we recorded a short show right after and talk nothing but. From actors to characters to the particularly hackle raising theme song, we love this show and this episode is full Read More

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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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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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G.I. Gary Classic Toy Review- 1987 Raptor, the Cobra that’s always in Halloween Costume!

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 More

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G.I. Gary Shows You How: Properly Change a G.I. Joe O-Ring

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 More

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