We’re back with another great G.I. Joe related product! I’ve been searching the web for all things Joe and sometimes I come across something truly special, something rare or something genuinely weird.
In the 80’s everybody tried getting in on the G.I. Joe hype train. This puzzle was released by a Spanish company called Dalmau Charles PLA. The company was founded in 1904 and was mainly specialized in the publication of school books, biographies, encyclopedias. They were also a pioneer in Spain for board games and role playing games. In the 80’s, they also released G.I. Joe products, mainly several of these puzzles in plastic cubes.
This version has 6 different puzzles (each side of a cube shows a different part of the image). We’ve got: – Bazooka – Flint – The Crimson Twins (Tomax & Xamot) – The A.W.E. Striker – The H.I.S.S. – Shipwreck (and Polly)
I’ve been looking online for other examples and found one in a completely closed box… Hasbro just started this with their figures, so they weren’t the first to do this. This one has the SkyStriker, Snowcat, Moray Hydrofoil, the Silver Mirage and 2 battle scenes (one displaying the Motorized Action Packs, the other one showing a battle on land and air).
I haven’t bought this one, it’s a bit overpriced if you ask me (currently at €50). But I’ll be looking further online to find other ones and more G.I. Joe themed stuff. See you around!
I was quick to open the door, knowing what he was bringing for me. I was expecting my Classified Flint and Lady Jaye pre-orders and Duke, Cobra Commander and Lady Jaye from the Retro Line.
Let’s start with the Classified figures of Flint and Lady Jaye. I really like how Lady Jaye turned out. You’ve probably seen enough pictures of the figure by now, so I’m just going to post some shots of the artwork (did I mention how amazing the art from the Classified Series is?).
Moving on to the retro line figures, I’ll start with Lady Jaye. I’m not a huge fan of the art, I can’t quite put my finger on it, but something is off there. The head sculpt though is looking really good.
Moving on to Cobra Commander. Not much to say here, he’s donned in his old school battle helmet and Cobra Blue uniform. Always has been a very good look and it is done really well here again.
One honorable mention should go to the Commander’s gun. It really does look like his original gun. Nice touch!
And then finally, we have the Joes’ Top Sergeant, Duke. The card art is cool, the figure is something nightmares are made off.
That’s all for now, but I’ll be back very soon with another update. Stay tuned.
Happy Collecting and YoJoe!