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Vintage 1980s Gi Joe appreciation thread

Discussion and show cool pictures!
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>>8691135
It's cool pictures like this that make me want to start collecting these guys. It's called action force in the UK, does anyone know why they changed the name for Europe?
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>>8691135
>Action Force is a brand of European action figures released in the 1980s that was based on the Action Man toyline. It was also used to introduce G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toys to European markets.
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>>8691143
Action force was its own brand that had been established in Europe since ‘82. The company who owned it sold the rights to hasbro after the owner died and hasbro just used the name to release GI joe figures and made Cobra the enemy of Action Force
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>>8691172
are there any differences between the American Joe's and UK action force toys?
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>>8691143
You guys relate with that better than real American hero.
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>>8691202
Slightly
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>>8693364
that does not seems to be a good camouflage decision.
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>>8693672
Man Immortals are so fucking cool.
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>>8691135
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>>8693839
Lol Yee haw!

>>8693881
My favorite but so damn expensive!
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>>8691135
My favourite cobra vehicle.
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Does anyone own one of these?
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>>8694631
God thats sick. I'm grateful analog toys is obsessed with this shit because that really is a cool looking toy.
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>>8691135
'87 was the year I started collecting Joe's as a little boy. I had Dr. Mindbender and a Techno-Viper but my parents never bought me the awesome Maggot.
Either birthday or Christmas of '88, though, I got both the Rolling Thunder and Bugg, which were always my favorite vehicles.
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>>8693839

Welcome to the wonderful world of GI Joe.
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>>8694631
Sadly no, I wish I did. Hell I wish I owned the Vaction in the Shadows Joecon set.
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>>8694631
No, but extremely based!!
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>>8694733
My man is here lol. Let us see if the thread survives long!
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>>8691135
I just snagged a complete Techno Viper at a vintage toy store for 15 clams, only thing he was missing was a stand.
So far I only have him and Ninja Force Night Creeper. Care to recommend any other colorful creeps I can add to the collection?
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>>8695022
>Care to recommend any other colorful creeps I can add to the collection?
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>>8695042
>more tacky purple villains
You sir, are a good man. Will certainly hunt this freak.
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>>8695022
>>8695042
>>8695056
What do you get when you cross a Snow Serpent and Night Viper with Prince? Heli-Vipers are underrated imo.
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>>8694631
grand design
looks like a boss fight from a Eugene Jarvis game (N.A.R.C., Smash TV, Total Carnage)
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>>8695022

1987 Royal Guard

1989 Alley Viper

1990 Range Viper

1991 Toxo Viper...
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>>8694971
Hey man!
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Decided to keep my CG-style trooper after all and make a new body for the viper head.
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It'll look good when it's all painted up, I swear. lol
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>>8695493
Oh definitely will be sweet my dude!

My condolences for the untimely demise of Flak ???????
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>>8695713
>My condolences for the untimely demise of Flak ???????

Ha! Whatever helps you sleep at night, man.
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>>8695493
Cobra commander has a faceplate, why does he need goggles on his helmet?
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>>8695810
They're like the portholes on a 57 t-bird or the gears on a steampunk uniform: just for show.
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>>8695803
Hahahaha
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New to Joe. What should I start with?
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>>8696156

If you have to ask, then you're probably not ready. But when some figure or vehicle has gotten under your skin so much that you find yourself wistfully bookmarking ebay listings and endlessly looking at whatever pics you can find online, go for it.
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>>8696156
If you want to focus on vehicles you could do alot worse...
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>>8696197
I'm definitely more interested in starting with a vehicle. More specifically, a jet. I was looking at a conquest listing too.
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>>8691143
Why do I keep reading this?? From what I can remember, only the comics were called action force and a early line of 3.75 figures that was separate and before gi joe.

I was born in 82 In uk and collected joes from a child and the toys were always called gi joe.
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>>8696208
Skystriker is awesome. Had one as a kid.

I think the newer release of it was favorably received as well.
https://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/11/skystriker/
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Dr Mindbender's experiments got increasingly fringe during my teen years.
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>>8697483
looksssSs like that'ssSs a wrap for the JoessssssSs aaahhahaaHaahH!
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>>8697483
Trapped with Skidmark????

Ewwwwww
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COOOOOOOOOObr-
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>>8697775
Not the Sea Devils! They don't afraid of nothing!
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>>8697531
When he was into Hindu mythology...
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>>8697816
Of this mullet they are.
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>>8699233
>>Growls at Flint
>> Enforce dez nutz
>> Blam!
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Does anyone own this Chad aircraft?
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>>8699267
Forgot the pic.
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>>8699269
Nope but it is very based!
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Gi Hoes...
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>>8693933
what is even the point of this shit? They are just standing there in the most boring pose imaginable; the guy doesn't take advantage of their absurd numbers to create a truly wonderful scene.
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>>8699269

I had that one as a kid. It's not that great. The play features don't work very well and kinda get in the way. Skystriker was much better.
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>>8699390
Agreed
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>>8697704
I always hated that cobra commander.

It's like he was caught mid pump with Baroness and tossed on her clothes to convince Destro nothing was going on.
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>>8699746
Yessssssss Yessssssss!
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>>8699820
Pimpstro
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>>8699783
>>A cheeky '97 Cobra Viper in the background.
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>>8700304
He was busted down to Toxo Zombie for that stunt!
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work in progress: grape soda viper
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Is custom painting vintage joe vehicles cool or haram?
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>>8700575
Another example.
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>>8700575
I personally think customizing vehicles is a sin but I'm pro-custom figures, I don't know how to justify this convulted stance maybe I'm retarded but that's how I feel.
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>>8700521
Pretty sweet color scheme...
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>>8699746
whaaa... it was my first (and only ARAH) Cobra Commander. I feel personally attacked if just a bit. He looks so cool in black, but it doesn't hold up to blue cobra commander I'll give you that.

I started with Battle Corps but even at that young age I was biased against neon colored figures, so I always was looking for the most subdued colored figures. Seeing the catalogs on old figures was kind of sad because I knew I would not get any of them, on the contrary though finding yojoe.com sometime around late 90's early 2000's was such a joy... watching those 80's figures in very good quality.... Lt. Falcon, Footloose, Duke...it was incredible.
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>>8700575
>>8700579

I'm all for it. When I was a kid and my skystriker started looking a bit beat up, I spray painted it matt black with gloss red on the leading edges of the wings.

That chrome skystriker, btw, looks bitchin'.
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>>8700589

Thanks. It's a simple color scheme, but the deep purple-blue looks great in person. Rides that line between realistic and ridiculous that I love for Cobra stuff.
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>>8700575
>>8700579
always cool if they're good.
>>8700732
THIS
>>8700465
JERKS
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>>8700646
that's a nice Snake Eyes.
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>>8701276

Didn't even see Hit&Run, didja? That's how good he is at blendin' in.
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>>8701292
Lolzed!
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>>8701292
wtf????????!!!!!! you're right I didn't even noticed.
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>>8701307
!
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>>8691135
I wish I had g.i. Joes
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>>8701370
You could buy some anon
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>>8701683
I always love to see O-Ring joes with scale props and environments.
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>>8701696
Duke: Golly General Hawk, what did you bring to show and tell?

General Hawk: I brought my gold guns, my prominent chin, and my rock-hard abs. What the hell did you losers bring?

Snake-Eyes: *holds uzi*
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>>8701683
Nice!
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>>8699746
>>It's like he was caught mid pump with Baroness and tossed on her clothes to convince Destro nothing was going on.

>>Destro darlink its nawt vhat you thinkt.
>>YessssSsss, Noble DessSstro the BaronesssSsSs wasssSss jusssSt asssSssisSsting me with my uniform.
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>>8702366
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>>8698811
>vapour
One of the coolest.
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The condor in action.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F1FHItdE8R4
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>>8702765
damn desert scorpions are some sexy mf'rs.
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>>8702824
Yes mysterious Cobra
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>>8702765
1991 was a stellar year for the line!
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>>8703221
Is that Quartz?
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That? That's a Sankara Stone. It glows with the warmth of Shiva.
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And it visits fiery destruction upon those who betray Shiva.
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Or it's just Himalayan salt. Either or.
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>>8703523
Fortune and Glory kid.. Fortune and Glory.
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>>8704684
Underrated figure. Voltar is based
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>>8705309
Ehhhhh... what's up Doc?
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>>8705407
every goddamn time....
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>>8704812
I never had him, but he looks awesome. Great pic, too.
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>>8705465
Man the hours I spent in my yard with Falcon and Outback...
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>>8705568
They're both great figures.
Falcon I got just a few years back, but Outback was one of four figures that somehow survived my childhood. Amazing considering how much I played with them.
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>>8705734
Man the Survival on his shirt has well...survived... Really well to be honest.
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>>8705784
1997 Baroness is underrated
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>>8705813
When I was in my 20s I walked into Toys R Us in 1997 and was Sooooooooo happy to see Joe's on the shelf.

Had no idea they were coming out! Loved them!
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>>8705784
It's been touched up with paint. I've done at least one major round of repair and restoration on each of those four figures. (Multiple rounds on both Gung-Ho and Outback.) Wish I'd taken some pics of what they looked like back then.
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>>8705821
This was right before I started buying Toyfare back then! Miss that magazine
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>>8705822
Yeah he looks great. You wouldn't be able to tell from looking to be honest.

Must be so fun to tinker with them. I don't have the skills so I leave mine alone lol
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>>8705821
I was admiring them as a teenager from the South Seas of the Pacific/Tasman via the internet. Sadly they would appear on shelves down here till 2003/4/5 with wave or of the 2packs of JvsC, Spy Troops and VvsV. Thankfully the JvsC ones were early ARAH O'Ring repaints and the Venom Cycle.

>>8705825
I still have that G.I Joe figure guide issue from the early 00s, with the joke captions like Flint having the jauntiest beret.
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>>8705844
Oh wow you must have been chomping at the bit to get them.

Yeah Toyfare was the best with the comics and pictures! I wonder what the Joe's were going for at that time.
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>>8705854
also their appearances in Spiderman's house.
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>>8705858
Oh man the drunk Ironman!!!!

Such good times back then my brother!
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>>8705831
Thanks! But trial and error is all it took. And lots of starting over. Lots and lots of starting over, LOL.

If you look closely at the bottom of the U in SURVIVAL you can see where I nicked the plastic using the tip of an X-acto blade to scrape excess black paint away. I can never unsee my mistakes.
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>>8705858
>So this is what Reagan's America was like.

lol
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>>8705878
Oh wow! I can see lol, but in a way it makes the figure even cooler all the memories attached.
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>>8705935
Now see Wet Suit is tough for me. I didn't like how they did him in the cartoon so it's always been hard to warm to the figure. Same with Lowlight.

Course I am a hypocrite because I didn't like how they did Leatherneck either but I played with his figure constantly lol
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>>8705970
>but in a way it makes the figure even cooler all the memories attached.
Definitely!
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>>8706066
'88. The year the bad guys discovered bling.
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>>8705975
Makes sense to me. Wet Suit was silly in the cartoon and his colors were unrealistic, but I dug the design of his suit. (So I repainted him into my version of Torpedo.)

And Leatherneck was dorky, but his figure had a lot of play value, especially compared to a figure that wears flippers.
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>>8693933
This is beatiful anon
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>>8694733
Tunnel Rat is inspired in Larry Hama
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>>8707041
True...but... that's Big Ben lol
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>>8707041
Quick quiz: which of these characters was named after a clock?
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>>8693933
autism
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>>8707123
Jealous my dude?
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>>8707349
No. Why? Are you?
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>>8707378
Yawn
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>>8694476
You have top tier taste fren
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>>Tracker
>>NoooOOo you can't be a Navy S.E.A.L and wear sportswear into combat
What a Chad figure
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>>8708302
To be honest I use him as a fitness trainer for my Joe's. He is totally a Seal, but currently he is assigned to get the Joe's endurance up.
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>>8708704
Captain Griddle Cakes!
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>>8695152
Man I just can't into Heli Vipers! I do try...
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>>8710720
Yup bought him from chore money as a kid. Love him!
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>>8710778

Barbecue is definitely one of the gems of the line. One of my favorites.
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>>8712389
I used to go to this church as a kid with awesome multi color stained glass windows.

I used to picture each Joe smashing through their color lol.

Barbeque orange airtight yellow ect.

Not very respectful but my imagination was wild





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