Sunday, 14 January 2018


One of my friends had the WHALE when we were kids. Every time we played GI Joes, the WHALE would always be at the center of the action with Cutter in the lead. In our battles, the Joe team would defend the Transportable Tactical Battle Platform from Hydrofoil and Water Moccasin attacks. Since I got to play with my friend’s toys, I never asked for the WHALE of my own. However, the battles we had using Cutter, led directly to my asking Santa for Shipwreck the following year.

I have had a Cutter WIP in my bins for the longest time. I never seemed to get the recipe down. Since I have been revisiting childhood favorites lately, I figured it was a good time to revisit my custom. I have a recipe that I like now, but I may update the life jacket down the line if a better option presents itself.

Head, cap: Marauder MTF
Torso, arms: Retaliation Kwinn
Life vest: Unknown knock-off outdoor playset
Upper legs: 50th Dusty
Lower legs: 50th Dusty (2x right leg)


  1. Good work! Cutter has always been among my favorite Joes, but none of his figures have ever matched the excellent '84 Hasbro mini catalog prototype or his Marvel comic and Sunbow cartoon looks.

    That Marauder head and cap makes up a whole lot for the 25th anniversary Gung-Ho head rehash which bombed so utterly badly.