A LOOK AT THE JADA TOYS NANO HOLLYWOOD RIDES GI JOE SET!

Today I am taking a look at the new Nano Hollywood Rides G.I. JOE set from Jada Toys. This set includes tiny versions of the G.I. JOE Snowcat, V.A.M.P. MK-II, and the Cobra HISS. While these are not total must-haves for your G.I. JOE collection, they do have some rather unique uses. For example, they could be used as display pieces on a desk or cabinet for your Joes in a diorama, thanks to their tiny sizes. (think model kits or something).

I do hope that this isn’t a case of one-and-done for Jada Toys with this line. By all accounts, these seem to be selling well, and that bodes well for more of these down the line. It also bodes well for the G.I. JOE brand as a whole. Hopefully we will see even more of these type things in the very near future. (I am looking at you HAVOC!)

You can order these right now from Amazon.com!

Knowing is half the battle! Bring the action home with the Snow Cat, V.A.M.P. MK-II and H.I.S.S. Tank. These 1.6” vehicles are made with a die-cast body, rolling wheels and sure to bring back a glorious sense of 1980’s nostalgia! Be a Real American Hero! Collect them all to fend off Cobra Commander and his Cobra forces to save us from world domination!

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Here is an image gallery of the three new rides!

Are these something that you are interested in owning? Get the conversation started below, and let me know if you plan on purchasing them or if you already have a set. If you have them already, what do you think of each of them? Yo Joe!

G.I. JOE CLASSIFIED SNAKE EYES REVIEW

I finally got my hands on a few of the new G.I. JOE Classified figures and I wanted to share my thoughts with everyone about these new figures. So far I have picked up Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Duke, and Roadblock, with several pre-orders on the way.

I wanted to start off the reviews with Snake Eyes. He is one of the most (if not the most) popular Joes, and if Hasbro can’t get this one right, then the line fails from the start. So, what did I think? Find out by watching the video below!

You can take a look at the image gallery below of the figure as well! If you are looking for this one, good luck! Our friends at Entertainment Earth have him for pre-order with a January 2021 release date. You can also find him at places like Amazon for a bit of a premium though.

G.I. JOE Classified Snake Eyes Image Gallery

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G.I. JOE Collecting Mission #4 | Parts and Pieces

Welcome back to a brand new episode of my G.I. JOE Collecting Mission! In mission #4, I add a new action figure, accessories, and vehicle to the collection.

Watching the video, you will notice that I screwed-up and ordered something that I don’t actually need, which embarrasses me, but also irritates me to no end! The one piece I need, is the one piece not included with the Cobra A.S.P. that I purchased.

The video also showcases a couple of accessories that I added to the collection as well. I want to thank the folks at Big Boy Collectibles for the awesome packaging they did on the box of G.I. JOE goodies that I purchased from them. Everything was in its own little bag, then all wrapped in bubblewrap filling out the entire box.

I want to hear what you think about these items as well. Do you have them? When did you acquire them? Do you still like them? Start the conversation below. Also, if you notice anything in the video that I got wrong, let me know, I want to make sure I am delivering accurate information, especially for those that are just starting their collecting journey, or getting back in after an extended absence.

Yo Joe!

GI JOE Collecting Mission #3 | Gung-Ho

Welcome back to a brand new episode of my G.I. JOE Collecting Mission! In mission #3, I add a new action figure to the collection.

Sadly when I purchased him, I didn’t realize or (even look for) the elbow crack. I didn’t realize that was an actual thing, until I started noticing sellers pointing them out in sells on Facebook.

It’s all good though as I will one day replace some of these with better versions at some point. My goal as of right now is reacquire what I can to get a complete collection.

Check out the latest video below.

Although I had this one as a kid, this particular version of Gung-Ho was not one that I played with all that much. Most likely because he was in his dress blues and not in camouflage. This made him not usable in a fight in my young eyes. I did use him in office situations though. For instance meetings and things, but never had the original Gung-Ho in the same room or battlefield with him.

It’s weird what sort of memories come back to you just by picking up and holding these things.

VARIATIONS:

This version of Gung-Ho was also sold at early G.I. JOE conventions with different accessories. The version sold at the conventions came with a black kris and a black sword.


FILECARD INFORMATION BELOW:

Code Name: GUNG-HO
MARINE DRESS BLUES
File Name:
 La Fitte, Etienne R.
SN: MC 564-88-3900
Primary Specialty: Recondo Instructor
Secondary Specialty: Jungle Warfare Training Instructor
Grade: E-7 (Sergeant)
Birthplace: Fer-de Lance, Louisiana


Gung-Ho was born and raised in a swamp, went to boot camp in a swamp and spent most of his Marine Corps career sneaking around in other countries’ swamps with a grenade launcher in his hands. He can low-crawl through the nastiest black-water, stinking mud and bubbling slime for a week with half his body covered in leeches and the other half raw with bug bites and still make an 0700 inspection formation with polished brass, spit-shined shoes, razor creases and a mean look in his eye. That’s a Marine.


Yo Joe!

GI JOE Collecting Mission #2 | The Marauder

Welcome back to a brand new episode of my G.I. JOE Collecting Mission! In mission #2, I complete my first vehicle addition to the collection.

Something I didn’t mention in this video, is that while I did already have the front piece of the Marauder, it was not something that I had as a child. I picked that piece up somewhere along the way during my toy collecting adventures.

Check out the latest video below.

I know that I am missing a missile, but I just found one on eBay for $1.75. As soon as that one comes in, this piece will be complete in my mind. The only thing that I think will still be missing are some various stickers.

With that said, I am not sure how I feel yet on going with repro stickers. I know in the Star Wars collecting world, repro is considered a bad word. What are your thoughts about using them on G.I. JOE products? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below. Try and sway me in either direction.

Yo Joe!

GI JOE Collecting Mission #1 | The First Addition

The first video is now live as I have officially started the trek to reacquire and really grow beyond, the G.I. JOE collection I had as a kid. As I said in my last post, I think right now I am going to treat these as blind box openings for the time being, unless everyone hates that idea.

So without further ado, check out my brand new video showcasing the first additions to my G.I. JOE collection.

I want to hear what you think about these items as well. Do you have them? When did you acquire them? Do you still like them? Start the conversation below. Also, if you notice anything in the video that I got wrong, let me know, I want to make sure I am delivering accurate information, especially for those that are just starting their collecting journey, or getting back in after an extended absence.

Yo Joe!

LET’S TALK G.I. JOE

Welcome to a brand new episode of Figure Attack, as well as a bit of a new direction for my YouTube channel. In today’s episode I talk about the new direction of focusing on rebuilding my G.I. JOE collection that I had as a kid.

Now I am going to be honest, I have lots of toy interests, but G.I. JOE is really pulling me in right now for some reason. Could it be the debut of the 6 inch figures? The upcoming Snake Eyes movie? Joe Fest 2020? A combination of all of the above?

For whatever reason, I have fallen hard. I don’t have an endless supply of money, and I am starting with what I could scavenge from my childhood Joes to a few pieces that I picked up here and there throughout the years.

In any case I want to take you on a journey of reconnecting with my youth, collecting the greatest toy line ever created G.I. JOE. Follow me as I create new videos showcasing the new JOE stuff that I purchase.

I have been considering how I will do these new videos and I think I will start with a blind bag type of video. I will open up the package that has been shipped to me, so it will be just as exciting for you to watch what I open, as it is for me to add to my collection.

Together on this journey, I hope to rekindle my love for G.I. JOE as a brand, and hopefully bring a smile or two to some of your faces as you take the journey with me.

I can guarantee that I am not an expert, so there will be mistakes along the way, but hopefully some great JOE fans will be there to help point me in the right direction!

I hope you enjoy the videos that will no doubt be in your feed soon!

Yo Joe!

Conyers Toy and Comics Show 2019 Walkthrough

I just got back from an awesome trip to Conyers, Georgia for a little show called Conyers Toy and Comics Show 2019. The show was small, but well worth it for the price of admission and the cool items and deals to be had at the show.

I know I need to do a little work on handling the camera while walking around the show floor, but I wanted to give everyone an idea of my experience at the show. Loads of G.I. JOE merchandise, as well as Star Wars on display at this one.

For this particular show, I went looking exclusively for a few vintage Star Wars figures and found a deal on a couple of loose figures that I didn’t currently have. If I could do it all over again, I would have taken advantage of the G.I. JOE items for sale, because there were some killer deals to be had at that show, and I just didn’t pull the trigger.

I honestly can’t wait for the 2020 version of this show, and I hope that some of the same dealers are there again. If you are near the area, I highly suggest making it out to this one.

G.I. JOE 25th Anniversary – Comic 2-Packs Wave 5 – Destro & Iron Grenadier

Today I sold my entire Transformers collection (which was nothing extraordinary) to a local comic shop for $250.00. Unfortunately, my wife took most of the money, but I was allowed to keep a paltry $20.00.

Knowing that I had that $20 in my pocket and coming off of the high that was Joe Fest 2019, I had to buy a JOE or two. Before I left the comic shop, I noticed he had a G.I. JOE 25th Anniversary – Comic 2-Packs Wave 5 – Destro & Iron Grenadier – and of course, there went my $20.00.

I must say, that it was a $20.00 that was well spent, and it continues to pull me more into getting back into G.I. JOE, but this particular set really pulled at my nostalgic heart strings more than anything. I actually remember buying both of these figures from the 1988 line, as these were two of the last JOE items I purchased, before the resurrection in the late 90’s, early 2000’s.

Check out the quick review video below.

OFFICIAL PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

The 25th Anniversary Destro & Iron Grenadier 2-pack is accompanied by an exclusive Larry Hama comic book. Destro features a gold chrome mask, a dark blue uniform and a red fabric cape, and is equipped with a pistol and a saber. Having previously served Cobra in his capacity as arms suppliers, Destro contemptuously differentiates himself from the chaotic dictates of Cobra Commander, stockpiling his own arsenal of weaponry as he builds his ranks with formidable Iron Grenadier troopers. The Iron Grenadier is clad in a dark blue uniform, with a black helmet and red mask, and is equipped with a saber & scabbard. The ranks of the Iron Grenadiers are harvested from among mercenaries and Destros elite bodyguards.

ORIGINAL MSRP: $12.99

VARIATIONS:

This two pack had a variant that fans need to watch for. The two versions of this pack included different Destro figures. The one shown above features Destro with a gold mask. The variant featured Destro with a black mask.

FILECARD INFORMATION BELOW:

ELITE TROOPER
Code Name: IRON GRENADIER


DESTRO has built up his army of IRON GRENADIER troopers from among his bodyguards. Chosen for their endurance, tenacity and pure meanness, IRON GRENADIER troopers are part of the weapon supplier’s plans to take control of the COBRA organization. The IRON GRENADIER force has been trained to infiltrate an area and spread panic and chaos, resulting in an increased demand for weapons – supplied by DESTRO, of course. An IRON GRENADIER trooper is like an obnoxious salesman with guns. In fact, he gets a commission on any armaments sold because of his efforts, and receives incentive points for starting riots and encouraging armed revolts.


“We have no hearts, we have no fears, we’ll sell you guns, we’ll sell you spears… We are the IRON GRENADIERS!” (part of the IRON GRENADIER marching song)

MERCENARY
Code Name: DESTRO

FILE NAME: Destro, James McCullen
PRIMARY MILITARY SPECIALITY: Weapons Manufacturer
BIRTHPLACE: Callander, Scotland


Once a major supplier of advanced weapons and vehicles and advisor to COBRA COMMANDER, DESTRO now pursues his own grandiose schemes. He has created a small army of IRON GRENADIER troopers from his private bodyguards, and will use them to take control of the COBRA organization. A man with a conflicted sense of loyalty, he struggles to act with honor toward the man he swore to server – COBRA COMMANDER – yet feels it is his duty to remove an incompetent leader from power for the good of the organization.


“If you wish to be an IRON GRENADIER, you must do your utmost at all times. I will not tolerate mediocre performance: you will be the best, or suffer the consequences.”

About G.I. JOE:

A Real American Hero, G.I. Joe has been here since the 1960s, to defend America and the world! Starting life as a real military hero, Joe has gone on to be an Action Man, part of an Adventure Team, a Real American Hero, and more. Saving the world from terrorists and boredom, Hasbro’s G.I. Joe toys have brought millions of children a smile as they fought Cobra, and countless adults enjoy them today as some of the finest collectible toys on the market.

A Recap and Walkthrough of Joe Fest 2019

My second Joe Fest 2019 is in the books, and I have to say, this is quickly becoming one of my favorite toy conventions of the year! Not only is there more G.I. Joe toys than you can shake a stick at, but there is also loads of awesome vintage and modern toy goodness to be had!

Last year marked the first Joe Fest in Augusta, GA and was housed in a 7,000 square foot space. Needless to say, that while the event was great, it was severely lacking in space (especially with 1,100 visitors) and everything was nerve-wreckingly close.

This year Joe Fest moved to the Double Tree hotel and expanded to 15,000 square feet, with even more vendors than before. This year’s convention saw 2,500 guests, which is more than double of the previous year. Like last year, the show got very congested at times, which made it hard to get from vendor to vendor. Rumors are that next year’s Joe Fest is going to be even bigger and better than this year’s, (which hopefully means more room).

Last year the Roma Collectibles booth caught my attention and introduced me to Boss Fight Studio and their amazing line of Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. action figures. This year I focused on the Marauder “Gun-Runner” booth, and was pleasantly surprised at their offerings. I have purchased from them before, but it was strictly for their clear action figure stands. However, seeing their figures on display was too tempting to pass up.

While at the booth, I asked to play with one of their figures, just to get a feel for them, and I was super impressed with the quality of the plastic and the heft of the figure. That sold me, so I bought a few items to play around with at home.

The dealer room was filled to the brim with fantastic deals on vintage and modern toys (not just Joes). While it is technically a comic book show as well, I really loved the toys were the main attraction. Outside of a couple of vendors, it was nothing, but toys. This is something that I pulls me in, as most shows start out as one thing, and work their way to being mostly about comics. Don’t get me wrong, I am an avid comic book reader, but I love my toys just a bit more, and want to see more shows focus on toys.

There was even a booth with loads of un-produced and prototype G.I. Joe action figures. This one did not allow photography, so I didn’t take any pics or video of their booth, but the things on display there was an awesome look at “what might have been”.

Of course you can’t talk about a convention without mentioning its guest stars! Sgt. Slaughter was on hand this year, and always had a line at his booth. G.I. Joe: ARAH alums Ron Rudat, Larry Hama and Kirk Boizgian. You also had Hank Garrett (the voice of Dial-Tone on the cartoon series) and Keone Young (the voice of Storm Shadow on the cartoon series). All-in-all, a great group of people for G.I. Joe fans to engage with.

With any convention you can’t forget the cosplay and some of the best G.I. Joe cosplay was on display at Joe Fest 2019. As you can see in the image below, cosplayers came as Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Admiral Keel Haul, Shockwave, Firefly, Beachhead and Mutt. There were definitely more than that at the convention, but this was a convenient way to snag one photo with multiple cosplayers. Kudos goes out to the guy dressed as Chuckles walking around the show floor.

Joe Fest 2019 Cosplay

I literally can’t wait for next year’s event, which promises to be bigger and better than ever. If you have the chance, I highly recommend you travel to Augusta, Georgia and hit up Joe Fest 2020, (dates should be coming soon). If you are toy fan and especially a hardcore G.I. Joe fan, it will definitely be worth your time and effort to attend!