The Corps, American Defense, Sgt Rock, Bronze Bombers, US Forces, Ninja Strike Force, Commando Force, there were several 3.75’’ toy lines that competed with GI Joe in the 80s and 90s. We all had at least one figure like that in our childhood collections. Most of us have had that feeling of disappointment when we ask for GI Joes for our birthday only to open a Corps figure given to us by a well-meaning Grandparent.
Bucky and Oreobuilder have been talking about making customs based on these lines ever since we started our first Resurgence project in 2014. We opened that can of worms with last year’s ‘’Retro Toy Chest II’’ project when the whole PHX gang made some customs based on these characters. That gave us the momentum to continue with our project. This time, HypnoHustler joins us. He has demonstrated his love for these lines by making several kick-butt customs of various Remco figures. We will revisit a couple of those customs as well as show off a bunch of new ones.
The first step was to scour the web for good reference pictures. That is easier said than done. There are a few sites that have character lists with pictures, but none are exhaustive, so we were always finding figures that were not on one site or another. We started by making a master list of all the characters we could find. We each picked our favorites and went from there.
Starting Monday and over two weeks, we’ll show off what we came up with.
With that, we present Retro Toy Chest 3-Project: No Joe! Enjoy and happy Custom Celebration XII!
Bucky, DanoftheDead, Dusty79 and Oreobuilder. Special Guest Star Hypnohustler