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Customs / Tundra - Northern Ranger by OB
« on: September 29, 2014, 02:12:44 PM »
Here is a new character I created for Icecreamman's GI Joe Reloaded community project going on right now. Meet Tundra and Diefenbaker :-D


Customs / GI Joe 50th Anniversary Tribute by OB
« on: December 11, 2013, 01:14:37 PM »

GI Joe is turning 50 in 2014 and that calls for a celebration. Let's kick off the year with a new themed month. Starting January 1st, there will be a new 50th anniversary custom revealed each day during the month. Check back each day in January for a new reveal.

GI Joe! GI Joe!
Fighting man from head to toe!
On the land…
On the sea…
In the air!

GI Joe Attacks!
Boom! Boom!
GI Joe takes the hill!
Bam! Bam!
Terrific battle!

Here is the original commercial: G.I. Joe commercial 1960's ( Hasbro )


Customs / Battle Corps Customs by OB
« on: July 31, 2013, 09:48:35 AM »
Hi guys,

I have not posted these here yet, but if you follow a couple of other boards, you may have seen these. I put together a project I called ''Battle Corps Month'' over at my blog:

I have been rolling out a new custom or the every day during July. All of the customs were based off figures from the 1992-95 era, including DEF, Battle Corps Rangers (a never-produced 1995 sub-line proposed by Hasbro) and, mostly, Battle Corps.

So, since July is over (or will be in a few hours), here is the complete run all in one shot.



Battle Corps Month Day 1: Duke

Battle Corps Month Day 2: Shipwreck

Battle Corps Month Day 3: Lifeline and Stalker

Battle Corps Month Day 4: G.I. Joe!

Battle Corps Month Day 5: Cobra Commander and Ace

Battle Corps Month Day 6: Mace

Battle Corps Month Day 7: Frostbite and Snow Storm

Battle Corps Month Day 8: Colonel Courage

Battle Corps Month Day 9: Mutt and Junkyard

Battle Corps Month Day 10: Heli-Vipers

Battle Corps Month Day 11: Flint

Battle Corps Month Day 12: Grunt and Heavy Duty

The early to mid ‘90s wasn’t all about neon colors and spring-loaded accessories. There were other things happening in the GI Joe franchise. One of those things was the return of 12 inch figures. Branded as ‘’Hall of Fame’’, Grunt and Heavy Duty were introduced in 1992-93 and were part of a 6-figure line-up. They were meant to be ‘’Basic Training’’ versions of the characters and only included their khaki outfits and a rifle.

Battle Corps Month Day 13: Barricade

Battle Corps Month Day 14: Big Bear

Battle Corps Month Day 15: Bulletproof

Battle Corps Month Day 16: Cutter

Battle Corps Month Day 17: Headhunters

Battle Corps Month Day 18: Backblast

Battle Corps Month Day 19: Wetsuit and Leatherneck

Battle Corps Month Day 20: Iceberg

Battle Corps Month Day 21: Alley-Vipers

Battle Corps Month Day 22: Cobra Vipers

Battle Corps Month Day 23: Wild Bill and Beach Head

Battle Corps Month Day 24: Cobra Flak Viper

Battle Corps Month Day 25: Night Creeper Leader

Battle Corps Month Day 26: SHARK 9000 and Cobra Detonator

Battle Corps Month Day 27: Ice Cream Soldier

Battle Corps Month Day 28: Bazooka

Battle Corps Month Day 29: Battle Corps Rangers Hawk and Ace

Battle Corps Month Day 30: Battle Corps Rangers Duke

Customs / GI Joe Train by OB (Oreobuilder)
« on: June 14, 2013, 03:57:36 PM »
I know I have an existing customs thread, but it the mods will indulge me, I believe that this project should have its own thread.  :)

Well, this is it. This is the result of about 5 years of planning and slowly buying train cars.

A little background. At the very start of ARAH 1982-83, Tyco put out a GI Joe HO-Scale electric train set (Pic is from

I drooled over this set for a long time. I already had an electric train, so I didn't ask my parents for another. Instead, I played with the one I had and added some green army men and accessories and pretended that it was a GI Joe train. I even played with my regular ARAH figures even if the train was wayyy to small.

When I got back into Joes (2005ish), I discovered that in 1991, Hasbro was thinking of releasing this (again, thanks to Yojoe for the pic)

It never made it to store shelves, but when I found out about it, it reawakened my childhood memories.

About 5 years ago, I decided that it was time to finally make the train that I always wanted for my Joes. I looked into different scales of trains that I could buy and modify. One day, I bought a Playmobil box car on super clearance for 5$. When I stood ME Joes next to it, it looked good, so I set out to buy all the cars and the engine and paint them. After a few false starts and waiting for the latest Playmo train to arrive, here it is: My GI Joe train!

Enough of my ramblings, on to the pics. Enjoy!


Customs / Oreobuilder's Custom's Thread
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:08:33 AM »
I decided to jump on the bandwagon and create my own catch-all customs thread.

You can see more pics and more info on my blog:

I'll start with a few recent ones.



30th Anniversary Bullhorn and Dial-Tone:

BattleCorps Gung-Ho and HEAT Vipers

1991 Dusty and Special Missions Mangler:

Classic Steel Brigade Trooper and 2000 Major Bludd:

Stayed tuned for more...

Customs / 30th Anniversary Dial-Tone by OB
« on: May 23, 2013, 08:28:51 AM »
I haven't posted any new customs in a while. I have been working on a few side projects (including a commission job for a fellow Joe fan) over the last few months. But I have decided to take a break from all that for a few days and post up a few new customs. The first one is a redo of my Dial-Tone custom.

In my opinion, the Club's Dial-Tone is... lacking (no disrespect to the Club, they do fantastic things, but DT was disappointing. I digress) and I never was satisfied with my attempt using 25th parts. So here is my new version, 30th anniversary style, of Dial-Tone.



All Across Canada / 25% Off all GI Joe at TRU This week
« on: March 29, 2013, 08:08:30 AM »
On all figures, vehicles and playsets. Starts today - March 29th. Doesn't apply to Kre-O.


SPONSOR SECTION / ''Dollar Store'' Joes
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:55:58 PM »
Will any of our sponsors be able to offer up the so called ''dollar store'' Joes we've heard about in the last week? If so, any info on cost, availability, etc?


Customs / OB's PoC/30th Duke and Firefighter
« on: March 17, 2012, 10:01:17 AM »
These are customs I did a few weeks ago for Joecustoms Custom Celebration VI. Check out more great customs during the 2-week event here: > View forum - Two Week Challenges



SPONSOR SECTION / Retaliation Toys
« on: February 16, 2012, 10:00:18 AM »
Will any of our sponsors be carrying the Retaliation line? If so, any info on order date, cases, prices, etc?


Customs / Slaughters Marauders Footloose and Mutt
« on: February 15, 2012, 07:47:27 AM »
I love what Hasbro did with theb 7-Pack Marauders, so I wanted to complete the team. I mostly used parts from SM Lowlight and SM Falcon to keep the camo pattern intact. Surprisingly, matching the green and the blue was easy.

I'm still not sure if I want to paint Mutt's boots and kneepads black. What do you guys think?

Anyway, enjoy.


For Sale or Trade / OB's Space Clearing Sale Page
« on: January 28, 2012, 08:50:38 AM »
I'm trying to clear up some space in my collectibles room, so I'd like to find some good homes for these. Prices don't include shipping. For shipping, I use Canada Post Airmail. Unfortunately, their rates are not as good as the USPS, so please keep that in mind. I'll be happy to give a shipping quote before hand. My prices are negociable and I will be happy to work with you to come a total (price + shipping) that is fair for both of us. Please PM me with any questions. Everything is from a smoke-free and pet-free home and was used only for display.

Due to the high number of requests and in an effort to be fair to everyone, I will hold an item for 24 hours after sending out a shipping quote. If I don't receive a reply within 24 hours, the items will be available to the next person in line. Sorry guys, just trying to be fair to everyone.

Post #1: Loose figures, RoC/25th
Post #2: DTC, Vintage, GIJCC Exclusives
Post #3: Odds and ends and Star Wars
Post #4: My wants

Happy shopping!

Loose Figures: 2$ each. (Minimum purchase of 4 please)

25th / RoC:

Cobra Night Watch: 39$

25th Serpentor’s Air Chariot: 3$ each

Desert Rock Slide - complete, loose, no Dusty: 4$
Tiger Claw - complete, loose, no Leatherneck: 4$
Tiger Claw - MISB: 12$

AWE Striker (Target Excl): 25$

Night Specter (Target Excl): 22$

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