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Hey guys,

Yesterday my son Christian and I were at Epcot Disney (Florida) and in the Canada section of the park they've got that 360 degree movie theater.   Any of you guys seen this?  The movie's name was "O Canada" I think, pretty cool with the movie screens all the way around the room.  It was hosted/narrated by Martin Short who apparently was born in Hamilton (reminded me of you guys).  It showed some other actors from Canada like Michael J Fox and William Shatner (didn't know that). 

Any of you guys seen this?

Speaking of my son, you guys may remember he was the one conked out asleep on the floor at the 2010 con while I was digging in Nova's accessory bins!  Mike took a picture and included it in the newsletter.  He has been recently diagnosed with a life threatening heart condition, we are praying for a miracle and asking God to lead us in making the right decisions.  The doctors are wanting to put in a difibulator.  I read that there was a new procedure done in Canada that seemed better (less invasive).  Anybody know anything about this?

Customs / Turner's Customs
« on: June 05, 2011, 07:32:28 PM »
I'll start posting  my customs in one thread.  For starters, here's Frostbite!  
Looks kinda mad, I think maybe Snow Job put a scratch on the Snowcat!

Up close!

Arm pouches and removeable pistol

Then and Now

Old school weapon

Then and Now double

Head-SDS (Thanks Dodear!)
Torso-Pit Commando type
Arms-Pit Commando type modified (removed elbow pads, removed ruffles in sleeve ends, added pouches with greenstuff)
Hands-Snow Job type
Upper Legs-left leg Tunnel Rat, right leg Hit-n-Run type
Lower Legs-Pit Commando type
Feet-Pit Commando type
Weapon-Marauder's modified with different clips
Shoulder Strap-Indiana Jones satchel
Holster-Tunnel Rat
Pistol-thin barreled .45 (who's that one from?)

Customs / Sunbow Dive Team
« on: June 03, 2011, 11:47:02 PM »
Well, it's not a chrome SNAKE or MMS, but here's a little project I liked.  Dive team from the cartoon, Duke, Scarlett, bearded guy (there were actually two in the episode with the tube worms), and regular joe.  Oh yeah, and Shipwreck, remember that one in the closing credits?

Customs / Timbit goes to the CanJoeCon!
« on: May 02, 2011, 09:26:05 PM »
Hey guys, Timbit here, I thought I'd show you guys some of the photos from my trip to the Canadian Joe Con in 2010!

First, I had to ask off from work.

Then I stopped over at Niagara Falls.  Man, I must have been tired, I thought I saw Dr. Venom!

Ended up at the Hotel in Toronto where the convention was.  I digged the pool, by the way.

Grabbed some dinner.

The infamous line up!  7 hours!

Where's my set Mike?

Enjoyed digging through Nova's bins!

Met some old friends.

And enjoyed the cosplay.  (No Timbit?)

Got hungry again.

Back to Niagara Falls.  Lack of sleep and minimal nourishment must have caught up with me, I thought I saw Dr. Venom in the bathroom!

One question though, what is the deal with the foot shower?

Well, back to work...  These things aren't going to deliver themselves!

Customs / Special Mission Brazil
« on: December 26, 2010, 06:45:41 PM »
I had these guys on my work table when the announcement came that they were going to be the con exclusives, so I decided to finish them up and post them.

Here they are!
Ready to Disembark:

In the City:

In the Jungle:




Customs / Customs for friend
« on: December 20, 2010, 12:24:08 AM »
I've been helping a friend out with some of his projects, in fact I have a box with 31 figures in it to ship back to him tomorrow.  I thought I'd share some of them.

First up Tiger Force Outback

Ghostrider and Starduster

Arctic Cobra Commander


The Sarges


Cover Girl

General Joe Talk / Hama GIJoe comic #161
« on: December 18, 2010, 08:19:05 PM »
Anybody reading the Hama continuation of the Marvel run?  I just read number 161 today and there were a number of interesting things in this one.  


For one, this issue is jam packed with characters and vehicles from the 80's in their classic looks.  With some notable and interesting exceptions, one of which was the new POC hisstank!  It wasn't just drawn in, it was mentioned in the dialogue as the "new hisstank."  Also, the careful look can spot the ROC Rhino (beside what I think is ironically the Mauler).  The 25th got some nods as well, the classic vamp is shown with the cables on the gun that were added for the 25th version, and Mainframe has the 25th style upper thigh with the knife sheath.  The cartoon got some play time also, which really surprised me.  Doc's reflective mirrors are shown in the pitt and Lady Jaye has the cartoon style (and 25th style) javelin backpack.  In a departure from all things previous, she fires the javelin like a missile launcher.  You can surely tell the artist knows joe, from POC to 25th and classic looks to the cartoon.  Toxo viper version 1 even makes and appearance!

Message Board News / New Christmas Banner
« on: December 07, 2010, 01:54:29 PM »
Just wanted to mention how much I like the new (and I'm sure temporary) banner of the Canadian joes!

Customs / Cobra Invasor, de Aco, Mortal by Turner
« on: November 24, 2010, 01:14:15 PM »
Shimik and those other guys need some competition!

Cobra Mortal!  (Deadly Cobra)

Up Close!

Cobra de Aco!  (Steel Cobral)

Up Close!

Cobra Invasor!  (Invading Cobra Troopers)

Up Close!

They never attack alone!

Commandos Heroicos beware!

Customs / Custom Flash Gordon 1980 by Turner!
« on: November 19, 2010, 09:05:48 AM »
Flash Gordon using mostly 25th joe parts.  It took 8 figures from 3 toy lines, Check it out!


Watch out for the Bore Worms!   

For size comparison.

Check out the swoosh!

Head-Luke Skywalker (I'd love to get a Flash head shrunk down...)
Upper and Lower Arms-Tunnel Rat (removed the stripes)
Hands-Croc Master
Upper Left Leg-Red Star
Upper Right Leg-Hit and Run
Lower Legs-Wolverine
Feet-ROC Storm Shadow

Thanks for looking!

Customs / 25th Stargate SG-1 Customs by Turner
« on: August 29, 2010, 10:37:01 PM »
Hey guys, it's late and time for me to hit the sack, but I wanted to share a little of a project I've been working on.  Stargate SG-1 customs using joe parts.

On planet.

Trouble at the SGC.


Adjusting the mini M.A.L.P.

Once more unto the breach...

General Joe Talk / Can this be fixed?
« on: August 15, 2010, 06:34:25 PM »
I traded for an 80's Dragonfly that has a problem.  The blades don't spin when the button is slid.  Also the whole assembly and rod pulls out of the chopper.  Is there any way to fix this thing?  I didn't see any screws to take out to get at the internal parts.

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