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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:15 pm

1988: Super Trooper


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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:45 pm

very cool. raptor was always quick to die when I played with them also as he seemed to be such a ridiculous character. I loved croc master though. the thought that a guy could sit and wait under the water and booby trap others was always fun.

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:34 am

Laughing Poor ol' Raptor Laughing

It's quite a nice figure in many respects, especially the sculpted details, but he (& Croc Master) looks more like a Spider-man baddie.

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:44 am

Which reminds me..
I attended a 80's toy collectors convention, here in the U.K, a few years ago where one of the cos-players was dressed as Croc Master:


I think he placed 3rd, the rock guy (from He-Man) 2nd & the Transformer won:


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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:13 pm

So glad I'm not nostalgically tied to these figures as they're some of the best 3.75s I've seen!
I like how the line veers off from a military theme into the more fantasy/sci-fi realm. That croc master figure could be straight out of Mad Max! I also like the articulation and how they look good in vehicles.
Is there a big market for repro? I imagine they would have similiar issues to vintage Kenner with missing guns, cloth goods etc. The line seems to have a ton of accessories.

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:38 pm

Hi Artoo,
Star Wars will always be my first love but Action Force/G.I.Joe are a very close second.

Thankfully repro's don't seem to be a major worry in Joe collecting
They're certainly about, especially "replacements" for those tiny detachable helmet mounted microphones some of the pilot/tank drivers came with, yet the real problem I've found is finding the correct versions. Certain accessories were issued to different figures, sometimes many years apart, but moulded in slightly different colours or types of plastic.

There's a fantastic website Here covering G.I.Joe that features 3D galleries..  something I've not seen before.
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:04 pm

http://www.yojoe.com/action/whobit/

I use this all the time when looking at figures and weapons. I don't follow joe as much as I used to when I had them all (way back in 90s) but I don't recall ever seeing major concern over reproduction stuff. Until recently I don't know that many individual joes were even worth very much and may still not be. The rarer mail aways and whatnot are usually priced a bit higher but even some of them are reasonable in comparison to star wars.

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:37 am

One of the reasons I started to collect Action Force (which led onto G.I.Joe) was it's affordability.

Also,
I've noticed that, in general, as a community Joe collectors seem fairly relaxed about %100 authenticity, not that it's not important but things like replacing broken or paint worn figure parts isn't frowned upon... every loose figure collector's had to replace a rotten O-ring at some point in their lives.
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:09 pm

1988..

Cobra Astro-Viper:


Budo:


Hardball:


Hit & Run:


(Tiger Force) Hit & Run:


Cobra Hydro-Viper:


Muskrat:


Repeater:


Road Pig:


Shockwave:


Spearhead & Max (the Bobcat)


Storm Shadow:


Cobra Toxo-Viper:
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:15 pm

1989..

Cobra Alley-Viper:


Gnawga-Hyde:


Cobra Night-Viper:


Recoil:


Rock 'n' Roll:


Scoop:


Snake-Eyes:


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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:03 pm

A couple more from 1989:

Low-Light (Slaughters Marauders)


Stalker:




1990..
The accessory count goes crazy on some of these guys.

Ambush:


Tent & poncho both store onto his backpack


Bullhorn:


Three part snipers rifle, which stores in the backpack, fully assembled:


Rampart:


Cobra Rock-Viper:


Sub-Zero:


Topside:


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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:36 pm

1991..
From this year onward I practically lose interest in the line, except for this small handful of characters everything's far too Sci-Fi (with awful neon colours) for my tastes :
 
Big Ben:

Big Ben, a member of the British S.A.S., became the first English member of the Joe Team. Love how the hand grenades can be carried inside the satchel.

Dusty & Sandstorm

Dusty (from 1985) gets a new uniform & a pet Coyote, his machine gun features a rather nifty extendable stock.

Red Star:

Leader of the Russia's elite military unit  the "October Guard".. the Soviet Bloc's counterpart to G.I.Joe.
Some great accessories &, as was becoming the norm for Joe figures, a spring firing rocket launcher:

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..and finally 1992:

Big-Bear:

Another member of the October Guard, except for a yellow grenade, this guy doesn't suffer from the neon paint curse the rest of the '92 does..


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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:13 am

Cobra A.S.P.


Cobra Night Attack 4-WD: Stinger



Cobra Water Moccasin


A.W.E. Striker


Cobra Ferret A.T.V.


Snow Cat


Dreadnok Air Skiff


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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:37 am

Great stuff man!! I loved the Crimson Guard as a kid

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:25 pm

Very cool to see. I had some of these same vehicles and figures but the stickers said g.i. Joe not action force, so it is neat to see the difference in stickers.

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:46 pm

Cheers guys  Very Happy

Hi T.T.
Most of these date from when Hasbro was marketing Action Force so the stickers are pretty much the same as their U.S. counterparts.. the A.S.P. comes from the Palitoy era when the stickers were pretty different in style.

Here's the H.A.V.O.C.



I think the Action Force version differs from the G.I.Joe version by having different coloured missiles & machine guns?
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:48 pm

Cobra Battle Bunker

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:52 pm

As a kid I had almost every Joe thing made, but I never had this. I haven't even seen this before. You sure are making it hard not to hunt down some Joe's and/or action force stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:41 am

@trappedtexan wrote:
You sure are making it hard not to hunt down some Joe's and/or action force stuff.
Twisted Evil

The Bunker's one of those simple sets that Hasbro did so well..


.. simple stickers bring some life to the interior.


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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:13 pm


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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:07 pm

I like how dusty just has a clipboard while lady jay has a giant gun. Like a clipboard is gonna stop cobra from breaking and entering. ha ha ha

I have never seen this either. Is it part of an official joe or action force piece?

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:06 am

Hi Bryan,

Yeah the Checkpoint's originally an American release, the U.K. usually got things a year or two later, naturally (in both countries) the old "Figures Sold Separately" rule applies Very Happy

It's another great little set but works much better (in play scenarios) used with vehicles..



..whereas the Battle Bunker set works just as well as a stand alone piece.
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:18 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:47 pm

Whirlwind Twin Battle Gun



A.P.C.





1982/3 Cobra Enemy


The original (single carded figures) Joe line-up:
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PostSubject: Re: 1985 G.I.Joe team    Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:39 am

1987 Ice Viper (x2)..


1988 Destro..


1992 Ace..


All of the above figures would of originally came supplied with vehicles, as pilots or drivers, none of which I have or am really interested in owning.. I simply like the figure designs.
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