Raptor reborn… mostly

Cobra operative, Raptor, is all in pieces.

Cobra operative, Raptor, is all in pieces.

The choice of Raptor as my first project was a bit of an odd-duck choice.

By the late 1980s, G.I. Joe characters started to get a little silly – a fact highlighted by this bizarre baddie, an accountant-turned-falconer who worked for Cobra in their neverending war with the Joes.

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Getting started rebuilding my G.I. Joes

My assortment of unassembled G.I. Joe action figures

My assortment of unassembled G.I. Joe action figures

I recently cleared out the last of my stuff from my parents home. Hadn’t quite realized I’d left so many things behind in a place I haven’t lived in more than a dozen years.

One of the things I left behind were my old G.I. Joe action figures. I loved those things. Played with them all the time as a kid. And now they look like it. The figures are worn down, the details faded, their body parts all separated. The rubber bands that once held them together are dried, brittle and broken.

As a result, I’ve been left with a bag full of torsos, waists and legs just living free. Disconnected.

So I’ve decided to put them all back together again.

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