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Snake Eyes - Commando

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Action Force!

This guy brings back memories!

Although I had the one with the silver visor and he had a wolf. So it wasn't one of the original. That said I did have an original Storm Shadow which I picked up at the time for 50p. SS was always my favor followed by this guy.

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Posted by Wizartar on 4 December, 2008 - 07:02
Childhood Trauma

Great review Leo - I love the stories you attach to them as much as the toy itself.

My GI Joe story.

In 1982 I was in Cub Scouts. It wasn't much of a den, we didn't learn much at all. The meetings were held at the den mother's house at the bottom of my hill. One of her sons was epileptic, and he would often have seizures at the meetings. Big fun.

At one den meeting around the holidays, we had to exchange gifts. So my mom and I went out to... I want to say Capitol (you Lowell area peeps might know it), and picked up a couple of new GI Joes.. We got snake eyes, the cobra trooper, and some green soldier - I think he was the communications guy. It was this very same wave too - no kung-fu grip or anything. I thought one might be for me, but no. So she wrapped all three together and put them aside as a gift.

I was a sneaky kid. I wanted those Joes so bad, that I think I actually pretended I was sick so that I couldn't go to the swap, and then the Joes would be mine. it was not meant to be, and I had to go to the meeting.

This meeting was the gift swap, and we had all pulled names last week to see who we were giving to. At the meeting we swap gifts, and the kid who got the Joes went mental. Me - well, the kid who had me didn't show up! So not only did I not get any Joes, but I didn't get ANY toy. Goddammit.

So yeah, I think thats why I don't collect Joes. I was traumatized.

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Posted by JoshB on 4 December, 2008 - 14:00
Memories

Excellent review. I really like the personal touches with all your memories of getting the figure etc.

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Posted by Mark M on 5 December, 2008 - 11:27
Awesome review, Leonardo.

Awesome review, Leonardo. But for me, my Snake Eyes was version 2; the version from the cartoon who had the distinctive ribbed/vented eye shield and came with Timber. I loved the hell outta this toy! It's funny how having the tie-in cartoon really made so many of these toys for me...and yet, I remember having many toys with no tie-in whatsoever that I loved just as much...

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Posted by Sanjeev on 5 December, 2008 - 12:05
This review and this

This review and this video ended up making me go over to the store after work today and pick up a 25th anniv. Snake Eyes. Of course it was the one with the grey sunglasses and Timber. I usually only really like the Cobra members on that show,but Snake Eyes is awesome enough to be one of the few Joes I like,along with Wild Bill,the "porkchop sandwiches" guy,and the "Hey,kid,I'm a computer" guy.

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Posted by kidnicky on 5 December, 2008 - 19:21
Best Snake eyes version

Best Snake eyes version ever!!!!!! xD

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Posted by PerV on 15 December, 2008 - 19:48
 
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