GIJoe

Mine and my son’s Top 10 toys of 2022.

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In no particular order, save left to right:

* Hasbro Marvel Legends Amazing Fantasy 15 Spider-Man 60th Anniversary

* Neca Toys Toony Terrors Kessler Wolf (Jack Goodman is at back middle)

* Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified Outback

* Funko ST4 Eddie Munson POP

* Artiqfox Spark-ling 

* Plunderlings Drench Abyss (repping all four Drench releases in 2022 - Koral, Maru, and Arctic + Hatchlings)

* Neca Toys TMNT Usagi Yojimbo

* Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified B.A.T. (scheduled for 2022 release even though they started showing up in late 2021)

* Hasbro Marvel Legends Black Panther (Jack Kirby design)

* Onell Design Armorvor Core Aetheric Gaurrec

I have one in the mail to me that I’m pretty sure would have made the cut but it won’t be here until January 3.


#toymercscranestyle

So what’s the first photo I take with my long-awaited Outback G.I. Joe Classified figure? My contribution to #toymercscranestyle, of course! 

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No sticky tack, no photoshopped stands, just balance. And with that bulky backpack of his, to boot. Even Spidey is impressed! Or waiting to catch him. I’m not sure which. 


Throw down, boy!

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I love how you can have this kind of close up of just his back and arm — no face at all, really — and still just know it’s Cad Bane. That’s one of the great things about this figure. One of the things I learned from late, great Hanna-Barbera artist Iwao Takamoto… if you can recognize a character from their silhouette, you’ve created a memorable character.