Leaky Suit Brigade

A Blog About All Things GI Joe


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3 AWESOME Figures I just Picked Up! 2 Super Rare Commando Force Figures and One Brazilian Figure

Posts haven’t been as frequent as there hasn’t been too much going on.  I am very late on my xmas gifts (coming soon TM), but those can wait because in the last week, I finally pulled the trigger on one figure that has been available for awhile and also picked up two others that just came on the market. First up, we have the Funskool Commando Force Cross Country. This figure comes from the same set as the Canary Ann and Rednok (Red Baroness) that were giveaways with a Complan chocolate drink in India. I had my eyes on this figure for a while now and the price and timing were perfect to pick this up. All of these are birthday presents to myself; I celebrated my 28th yesterday. Second, is a Funskool Commando Force Striker! It has a broken hand, but I am think about switching it out with a Funskool Gung Ho hand seeing as they are identical. With these picks ups, I only need a Canary Ann (but with only 1 known and a 3K price tag – I may be waiting awhile) and the Firefly/Short Fuze to complete the Commando Force set. So, if any of you out there have the Firefly/Short Fuze, I am interested. But I’d like some time to recover from buying these first! Third, I picked up a mint/complete Brazilian Maligno (aka the Toxo-Viper). This was a must buy for me, I had been looking for one for a long time and this one was in great shape and came with all its accessories including the electronic backpack!

 

Commando Force Striker

Commando Force Striker

Brazil Maligno - Toxo-Viper

Brazil Maligno – Toxo-Viper

Commando Force Cross Country

Commando Force Cross Country

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Tons of New Joes!

I went on a bit of a shopping spree and picked up a lot of stuff: SDCC Zarana (both pink and cold slither versions), FSS Quarrel, Grunt, Jinx, and Cover Girl, Funskool Super Cop with his his repainted vehicles, 25th anniversary Tiger Rat (I’m hoping the next con set, and my first attending con, will be Tiger Force), Kick Start, both versions of the Vamp Mk II with the Steel Brigade driver and Double Clutch, Night Fox w/ AWE Striker, Plastirama and Funskool Weapons Transport, and Plastirama and Funskool Bomb Disposal. To finish it off, I also picked up the Bronze Bombers 12-pack that used ARAH sculpts! A ton of packages arrived this week and the wife was very surprised, but understanding 🙂

I’m excited to open up both of the Funskool vehicles because they are still sealed and come with free figure pack-ins. Here is to hoping for a Blue Hawk or Blue Short Fuze! Haha. Most likely it is just some random throw in, but it will be fun nonetheless.

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New Joes! Custom Incinerator and custom Desert Scorpion from Ratfink Customs!

While it is not typical art, nor is it official Hasbro GI Joe art, I also picked up two amazing customs from Ratfink Customs. I am also working with him on designing a third custom that I will talk more about later. He does some amazing work and I really enjoy it.

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GI Joe Convention Exclusives Revealed!!!!!

I have had a VERY busy day on eBay! Today is the first official day of JoeCon and the people with the Golden Ticket are going through the Club Store now and more importantly putting pictures and the toys up for sale!

Here is the list:

  • The Night Force Specialists 2-pack consists of Freestyle, a new female pilot, and Chuckles.  $60, secondary market $150+
  • The FLAK w/ Steeler  $66, secondary market 120+
  • The Night Force Boomer  con price of $145, secondary market 275+
  • The KREO Night Force 6 pack $33, secondary market $55+
  • Lady Jaye MOC $30, secondary market 200+
  •  KREO paratrooper Hit & Run  $14 (I think this goes on sale tomorrow, after the parachute drop)
  • The free bonus item is a night force ferret, secondary market $45+

Here are early pictures!

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My Funskool Rock N Roll

So I have talked about this before, but there is an update to the story. When I bought the figure, the seller could only find 2 of the accessories, but he said he would continue to look for the other pieces. Well, he contacted me again saying he found 2 more accessories! He found the green “sonic” backpack and the green stand for the big gun. Sadly I don’t have the big gun but I might just place an ARAH version on it to replace it. I also put sonic in quotes because the backpack is not sonic at all. It seems that for the Funskool version they retooled the backpack, eliminating the sound part and replacing the rubber buttons with hard plastic painted yellow, in what seems like an attempt to mimic buttons. The Funskool version also eliminated the red lights that were at the top of the backpack, leaving 2 empty holes. It just got delievered so it is a little dirty, but take a look at the backpack and a reposted pic of the figure!

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Just Got a Ton of New Joes In!!!

So I went on a Toxo Viper rampage and snagged 15 more of them – 7 complete, 6 incomplete and 1 MOC, the card is in awesome shape, no creases, dings or tears. I also picked up the Dollar General Snake Eyes – that version is a remake of my childhood Snake Eyes, I was too late for the 82/83 and the 85 versions, so 1991 will always be my favorite. I also snagged quite a few Retaliation figures: both the blue/tan GI Joe Trooper, Lady Jaye, Alley Viper, Joe Colton, Battle Kata Roadblock, Red Ninja, the black Cobra Commander, and the Cyber Ninja.

On top of all that, I also bought a TON of comics! I picked up 30 issues of the GI Joe Marvel run that I was missing (only need 5 or 6 now for a full run), picked up year book #1, AND the big purchase was the super rare GI Joe #63 Classic printed by So Much Fun! Inc. It isn’t in the best shape, but it is by far the rarest Joe comic out there (if I’m wrong I’d love to know, so I can work on getting it) so when I saw it I knew I needed to pick it up. It is a reprint of marvel #63 and they added “classic” to the front. It was a time before variant and A/B covers became a normal thing, so there were only 5,000 printed and far fewer that are still around today.

I won’t post pics of everything I picked up, just a representative:

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Oh I almost forgot (it might be bad when I cannot remember everything that I just bought) that I also picked up the GI Joe Tactical Ninja Team 3-pack with Sgt. Airborne, Mouse, and Snake Eyes as well as the GI Joe Trading Cards for 1991. I loved collecting the cards as a kid. Too bad they were only around for 1 series. But, that does make them a cheap and easy buy on eBay. You can grab a set (all 200 plus the checklists) for less than $10 shipped!