Heartbreak and regret: Tossed my G.I. Joes in trash and I don’t know why

What's an ex-Viper to do when all his friends are gone.

What’s an ex-Viper to do when all his friends are gone.

There was a time when I easily had dozens of G.I. Joe action figures. Many had been lost over the years, but I would say that at its height my collection reached around 50 at its peak.

I was heartbroken to realize the other day that many of my oldest and most significent ones are gone… and it was basically my own doing.

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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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