Friday, June 30, 2017
I started collecting comic books in 1982, right when GI Joe and Alpha Flight first started. Loved the Alpha Flight team from Canada. Toybiz and Hasbro have barely touched on this awesome team. They've made a Sasquatch, a white Sasquatch variant (guess you can count it as a transformed Snowbird), Guardian, and a Build-A-Figure Puck. But we're missing some key characters from the original lineup like Aurora and Northstar, Marina, and Shaman. I think this would make a nice convention box set if the accountants don't think individual figures would sell.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
It took me awhile to find these 54mm plastic Airborne troops, made by Conte Collectibles, at a reasonable price. Actually found them at a toy soldier show in "$1 each" bin. Was able to find some of the American and some of the British paratroopers. The sculpting on these are really good, down to the camouflage netting on the helmets.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
As you can see, this is a combination of vintage and new Joes, along with some other 1:18 scale equipment, namely the BBI Blackhawk helicopter. It was fun combining the vintage and new versions. I only used characters here from the original vintage first series. Can you name them all?