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  1. Sgt. Slaughter (SDCC Exclusive)
  2. Dial Tone (GIJCC Exclusive)
  3. Zarana (SDCC Exclusive)
  4. Zarana (Variant)
  5. Jinx (SDCC Exclusive)
  6. Jinx (White Variant)
  7. “Shockwave” HISS Tank (SDCC Exclusive)

2009 Wave 1 (Wave 13)

  1. Blowtorch
  2. COBRA Commander (Resolute)
  3. COBRA Trooper (Resolute)
  4. Duke (Resolute)
  5. Firefly
  6. Torch

2008 Wave 8 (Wave 12)

  1. COBRA Diver
  2. COBRA Trooper
  3. Crimson Guard (Python Patrol)
  4. Ninja Viper
  5. Ripper
  6. Tripwire (w/ Desert Element)

2008 Wave 7 (Wave 11)

  1. COBRA Eel
  2. Flint (COBRA Disguise)
  3. Scarlett (v10)
  4. Specialist Trakker
  5. Sgt. Airborne (v3)
  6. Zartan (v14)

2008 Wave 6 (Wave 10)

  1. COBRA Bazooka Trooper
  2. Croc Master
  3. Duke (Tiger Force)
  4. Mutt & Junkyard
  5. COBRA Para-Viper
  6. Mercenary Wraith

2008 Wave 5 (Wave 9)

  1. Barbecue
  2. Battle Android Trooper
  3. Bazooka
  4. General Hawk
  5. Ninja-Ku Leader
  6. Snow Serpent

2008 Wave 4 (Wave 8)

  1. Baroness
  2. Cobra Commander
  3. Major Bludd
  4. Python Patrol Officer
  5. Roadblock v2
  6. Snake Eyes
  7. Tiger Force Flint

2008 Wave 3 (Wave 7)

  1. Cobra HISS Driver
  2. Cobra Viper
  3. Duke (Jet Pack)
  4. Snake Eyes v3
  5. Spirit
  6. Wild Bill

2008 Wave 2 (Wave 6)

  1. Cobra Commander (Armored)
  2. Lt Torpedo
  3. Sgt. Rock ‘n Roll

2008 Wave 1 (Wave 5)

  1. Crimson Guard
  2. Destro (Iron Grenadier)
  3. Sgt. Flash
  4. Snake Eyes (Black)
  5. Snow Job

25th Anniversary 2007 Wave 4 (Because this was a total re-release wave, it was consolidated into a single review for all figures)

2007 Wave 3

  1. Firefly
  2. Red Ninja
  3. Shipwreck
  4. Stalker
  5. Zartan

2007 Wave 2

  1. Beachhead
  2. Buzzer
  3. COBRA Trooper
  4. Lady Jaye
  5. Serpentor

2007 Wave 1

  1. Cobra Commander v2
  2. COBRA Officer
  3. Flint
  4. Snake Eyes v.2
  5. Storm Shadow v.2

Hall of Heroes (2009)

  1. Snake Eyes
  2. Firefly
  3. Cobra B.A.T.
  4. Storm Shadow
  5. Beachhead
  6. Cobra Viper
  7. Crimson Guard
  8. Flint
  9. Zartan
  10. Snake Eyes

  1. Assault on COBRA Island
    Hit and Run
    SPC Altitude
  2. Defense of COBRA Island
    Dr. Mindbender
    Night Creeper
  3. COBRA Battle Pack #3
  4. COBRA Battle Pack #2 (COBRA Legions)
  5. COBRA Battle Pack #1
    COBRA Commander
    Storm Shadow
    COBRA Trooper
  1. G.I. Joe Battle Pack #2
  2. G.I. Joe Battle Pack #1
    Agent Scarlett


    Gung Ho


    Snake Eyes
  1. DVD Battle Pack #5 (Best of the 80’s)
  2. DVD Battle Pack #4 (Pyramids of Darkness)
  3. DVD Battle Pack #3 (Arise, Serpentor, Arise)
  4. DVD Battle Pack #2 (Revenge of COBRA)
  5. DVD Battle Pack #1 (The MASS Device)
  1. Extreme Conditions: Arctic Assault Squad
  2. Extreme Conditions: Desert Assault Squad




Wave 8 

  1. Resolute Issue #1 (Shockblast vs. Destro)
  2. Resolute Issue # 2 (Tunnel Rat vs. Storm Shadow)

Wave 6

  1. Issue #10 (Hardmaster & Snake Eyes)
  2. Issue #11 (Beachhead & Dataframe)
  3. Issue #12 (Wild Bill vs. Scrap Iron)

Wave 5

  1. Issue #7 (Destro & Iron Grenadier)
  2. Issue #8 (Lt. Falcon Vs. Nemesis Immortal)
  3. Issue #9 (Tripwire Vs. COBRA Commander)

Wave 4

  1. Issue #4 (Firefly vs. Storm Shadow)
  2. Issue #5 (Shipwreck vs. Copperhead)
  3. Issue #6 (Duke vs. Red Star)

Wave 3

  1. Issue #21.5 (Snake Eyes vs. Storm Shadow)
  2. Issue #32.5 (Crimson Guard & COBRA Officer)
  3. Issue #36.5 (Tomax & Xamot)
  4. Issue #115 (Ace vs. Wild Weasel)

Wave 2

  1. Issue #14 (Breaker vs. Destro)
  2. Issue #30 (Ripper & Torch)

Wave 1

  1. Issue #1 (Hawk & Agent Scarlett)
  2. Issue #21 (Snake Eyes vs. Storm Shadow)
  3. Issue #24 (Duke vs. COBRA Commander)

Wave 5

  1. Cobra Stinger w/ Stinger Driver Commander
  2. Arctic HISS w/ Arctic HISS Driver

Wave 4

  1. Sting Raider w/ Copperhead

Wave 3

  1. COBRA F.A.N.G. and COBRA C.L.A.W.
  2. A.W.E. Striker w/ Leatherneck

Wave 2

  1. Firebat w/ A.V.A.C.

Wave 1

  1. Armadillo Vs. Air Chariot w/ Steeler and Serpentor
  2. RAM Vs. COBRA Flight Pod w/ Breaker and Tele-Viper
  3. G.I. Joe VAMP w/ Clutch
  4. COBRA HISS w/ HISS Driver Commander

11 thoughts on “G.I. Joe: 25th Anniversary Reviews”

  1. Yes I will reply the desert crimson guard. Did you ever think a polical office role like the old Soviet Union, enforce Cobra doc. and keeping an eye on the commanding office of the unit. You know the old saying keep your friends close and the enemy closer.

    But why they got two figure in the pack beat me. I think the retool of the croc master with the A.V.A.C. didn’t go way


  2. I just finally got around to opening up my Defense of Cobra Island set. I love it!

    Justin, re: your issue with Mindbender’s bowlegged knees, I’d recommend filling a bowl with boiling water and then dipping his legs into it. The heat from the water will soften the plastic in the knee joints until they have straightened. You can then dip him in a bowl of cold water and then you’ll have perfectly straight legs!

    The hot water trick works great with soft rubber weapons as well (like Pit Commando’s submachine gun) and can be used to make loose hands tight again.

    Kodiak from Canada

  3. Also, Re: Mindbender, if you pull down on his metal suspenders down more, to cover his belt, you’ll find the suspenders won’t bunch up so much in the middle and will go in their proper place (on the left and right side of the chest) giving him a more accurate look.

    You got the best Joe reviews on the ‘net!

    Kodiak from Canada

  4. For me, SPC Altitude from the Assault on Cobra Island set is the original Ripcord. The design is pretty much identical. Even his picture on the back of the box is the same as Ripcord’s original card art back in the 80’s.

    Kodiak from Canada

  5. Your reviews are very impressive, and can be objective at times. However, there’s still a gap you have in this section. A ton of vehicles have yet to be reviewed by you, and you never even reviewed any of the original Senior Ranking Officer 3-packs. I’d really like to see what you thought of the original characters in each set and the repaints. Come to think of it, you still haven’t reviewed the final wave of comic packs (Rock N’ Roll and Deep Six, Fred 13 as Cobra Commander vs Gung-Ho, and Iron Grenadier and Viper).

  6. Why does hasbro continually use those Duke, Recondo, Falcon arms. WHY!!! they’re awful. they don’t hold their weapons well and you can’t even raise the arm to the shoulder properly. Et tu Wetsuit. I wanted you until I saw that. Hasbro, find that mould and burn it in the deepest level of hell. I would be a happy man if I never saw another figure with those arms again.

  7. Are the single cartoon blue/yellow & red diver Baroness the only single carded Baroness’ released in the 25th anniversary line?

  8. I have been thinking about collecting the carded 25th Anniversary editions but must admit I don’t like the Foil versions. I do however like the 25th Anniversary emblem in the top right corner. I noticed that some non-Foil versions have the Comic emblem, some have the Cartoon emblem, and I believe I have even seen some non-Foil 25th Anniversary emblemed versions. Can anyone tell me if there is any rhyme-or-reason to which figures came with which logos? Because, I can’t seem to see a pattern.

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