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Combat Heroes Review: Snake Eyes & Aquaviper

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Snake Eyes always shows up when G.I. Joe toys are involved. After all, he is a ninja and kids tend to think ninja are cool. But so far we’ve gotten several different cartoon versions, a movie version, an ice-themed version and a little kid version! Hasbro evidently didn’t think it was enough and decided Snake Eyes needed to go underwater next. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 5th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Combat Heroes Review: Young Storm Shadow & Young Snake Eyes

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One of the best fight scenes I’ve seen in a film in a long time was in G.I. Joe the Rise of Cobra. Sure, saying that a fight between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes sounds pretty standard and happens all the time in G.I. Joe – but this fight was between two children. And it was amazingly brutal.

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November 24th, 2010 at 12:00 am

G.I. Joe Combat Heroes Review: Ice Viper & Snow Snake Eyes

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Action figure variants fall into three different categories: worthwhile and well executed, thoughtless and dumb, and so incredible awful they’ve crossed back in to being good again. This set falls into the first category since at least it’s a screen accurate look for the G.I. Joe’s resident ninja.

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November 4th, 2010 at 12:00 am

G.I. Joe Movie Combat Heroes Review: Neo-Viper & Snake Eyes

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I understand Cobra is a well-funded organization but where in the hell do they keep getting people who are willing to work for them? I mean, people rarely die – hell, people rarely even get hurt. Are they all just actors paid by Cobra Commander’s father to keep his deranged son happy? If the Neo-Vipers were like the Hot Cops, suddenly everything makes more sense.

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September 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

G.I. Joe Combat Heroes Review: Zartan & Snake Eyes with Lil’ Timber

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A pack containing a ninja and an archer sounds like it should come with Hawkeye. But this G.I. Joe Combat Heroes pack rounds out the first wave by bringing a two variants and a fantastic mercenary to the table.

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May 31st, 2010 at 12:00 am

G.I. Joe Combat Heroes Review: Snake Eyes & Timber SDCC '08 Exclusive

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The San Diego Comic Con has grown drastically over the last decade. What was once a sanctuary for nerds has transformed into a pop culture circus that is no longer about the comics. One popular thing toy companies do is the SDCC exclusive figures. Hasbro and Mattel represent two drastically different views of what the convention toy should be. Hasbro sees it as a chance to give back to the fans something fun and different, but if you can’t make it to the con, don’t worry because it always goes up on Hasbro Toy Shop for retail price. Mattel on the other hand, seems to see SDCC as a trial by fire where only the lucky few will get a chance to buy the exclusive toy and even then, there’s still some variant you’ll never see.

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May 16th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Toy Review: Combat Heroes Wave 3: Snake Eyes & Cobra Viper

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Combat Heroes has faced the horrible fate of cancellation. Once The Rise of Cobra figures were announced, Wave 3 was sent to toy purgatory and most of us thought that meant they were canceled. Then out of the blue, they showed up in Canadian markets and I finally managed to snag a set. While I may not be the biggest G.I. Joe fan, I know well done toys when I see them!

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February 8th, 2010 at 12:19 am

Toy Review: Combat Heroes Singles – G.I. Joe Forces

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Between the second wave of G.I. Joe Combat Heroes and the beginning of the Rise of Cobra toys, Hasbro released an odd assortment of 8 figures as single packs. These figures were from the cartoon-themed classic line but painted to match the style of the then upcoming movie. Four G.I. Joes and 4 Cobras were released and I’ve broken the reviews into two, one for each side.

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December 16th, 2009 at 7:53 am