I’ve been a huge fan of G.I. Joe for about as long as I can remember. I collected the toys when I was growing up, watched the cartoon religiously and read the comic books. When it came time to see G.I. Joe in the theater I was one of the few who actually enjoyed it on the big screen.
These days with the boys I don’t do a whole lot of toy collecting. The vast majority of my collection (Joes, Star Wars, Transformers, etc.) went to the garbage heap long ago without me knowing about it (thanks Dad). There are just too damn many Star Wars figures for me to get into that line, but a few years back I ran across some new G.I. Joe figures in the stores. I bought my first one (I believe the first one I got was Duke) and I was hooked.
Fast forward a couple of years and this line (now known as The Pursuit of Cobra) has now come to an end. There are 36 figures in the line put together in 6 “waves” that were released. In addition, there are 2 figures that were Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive figures. I was sad to find out today that with the advent of the 30th Anniversary line of Joe figures the Pursuit of Cobra line is over and done with. This bums me out more than I can tell you, but it does mean that I’ve got the complete line.
Above is a quick walk through of the 18 G.I. Joe figures from this line.
Followed by a quick review of the 18 Cobra figures.
And finally a discussion of just how many accessories are included.
So now the question becomes… what’s next? As I said previously I just can’t get behind the money grubbing machine that Star Wars has become and I’m not a huge fan of the other Joe lines out there. Thinking I’ll either pick this style up with the 30th Anniversary line or go back to my put on hold original Joe collection.