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General M. Bison


9 comments posted
A Good Hasbro/GI Joe step in the 1990s

By 1986 I was already out of the GI Joe collecting racket. They were moving too far away from a good honest army figures and moving towards Sci-fi and environment themes that I just could not relate to. I was knee deep into Anime and real Militaria during this time.

When these Street Fighter came out I thought these figures were a fresh approach to the GI Joe line. I was not collection toys at the time but I did appreciate these releases.

To me this is the real shame of the Original 1982-1994 GI Joe A Real American Hero line: Why didn't Hasbro licenses its figure for other series similar to Street Fighter? It would have been great to see the GI Joe style figure on so many other properties and it would be great to see the needed fresh ideas integrated into the GI Joe Universe.

Even today when I brought the idea up to Hasbro in one of our question and answer I asked them if they will license the new GI Joe figure style for other properties. They quickly nixed it. Oh well....

Great review Josh!!!

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Showapop on 18 July, 2010 - 11:41
Raul Julia was easily the

Raul Julia was easily the best part of the Street Fighter movie. I'll gladly give you Two Hundred Bison Dollars for this toy. I'll give you half now.

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Posted by secretcode on 18 July, 2010 - 13:11
In the 90's there were two

In the 90's there were two types of kids. Those who played Street Fighter and those who played Mortal Kombat. I was far more a MK fan than SF.

They did GI Joe styled Mortal Kombat figures back then as well.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 18 July, 2010 - 15:27
Wasn't the MK movie at least

Wasn't the MK movie at least kind of decent?

A master of mind control who hides inside a Ford Pickup

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Posted by kidnicky on 18 July, 2010 - 21:48
The first one, yes. The

The first one, yes. The second was awful.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 19 July, 2010 - 15:26
Fo the Chun Li action figure...

For the Chun Li action figure, the day you posted this review was the most important day of her life.
But for the Bison action figure...

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Posted by recognizer on 19 July, 2010 - 21:35
The Blanka toy

The Blanka toy ruled.

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Posted by Newton Gimmick on 21 July, 2010 - 05:02
Haha, I love reviews when

Haha, I love reviews when they come with a story -- one with which many of us can relate.

Thank you for the fun review.

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Posted by Drakenfel on 1 August, 2010 - 01:31
The day M. Bison action

The day M. Bison action figure came out was the most important day of your life...

But for me, It was Tuesday. OF COURSE!

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Posted by mrtrainfreak12 on 14 July, 2013 - 13:41