Category Archives: 25th Anniversary Figures

Cobra Commander Custom GI Joe Zombie Figure by FrogDNA

Custom Cobra Commander Zombie

Custom Cobra Commander Zombie

The Leader of Cobra has to be one of the most recognizable and iconic of the GI Joe figures.  As a kid, I always wondered what he looked like under that silver faceshield.  FrogDNA has reimagined this fearless leader with the shrieky voice with his Custom Zombie Cobra Commander figure.  this figure works on a couple different levels.  Yes, you can view this figure as a Zombie as it was intended or you can view it as a battle damaged Cobra Commander, which is how I am choosing to see this figure, as the leader of Cobra just coming back from a major war.  His armor rittled with bullets and his faceshield torn off to reveal what he looks like on the inside.  Pretty freaky!  To view more photos, head over to eBay and check out FrogDNA's creepy (yet cool!) Custom Zombie Cobra Commander figure.

Lifeline Custom GI Joe Retaliation Figure by rpiaskoski

Lifeline Custom GI Joe Figure

Lifeline Custom GI Joe Figure

I will always have fond memories of playing with GI Joes as a child and Lifeline was a mainstay in almost every battle with Cobra that I had.  Rpiaskoski's Custom GI Joe Lifeline figure reminds me of days spent spending hours creating battles between Cobra and the Joes and Lifeline was always there to clean up the mess that my Battle Android Trooper army left behind.  I remember from the cartoon show that both GI Joe and Cobra and run through a hail of bullets and laser fire and come out unscathed but that did not work in my world.  The Battle Android Troopers would wreak some havoc on the Joe army and Lifeline was always there to mop of the mess.  Now that I have written than I see the irony that Lifeline survived every battle in my Joe universe but someone had to fix all the troops.

Big Boa Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by Ratfink Customs

Big Boa Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure

Big Boa Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure

There are a few figures in my GI Joe past that I have fond memories of and Cobra's Trainer is one of them.  I remember having grand battles between Cobra and GI Joe and Big Boa was always in the thick of it mixing it up and giving the Joes heck!  Ratfink Customs has brought this classic figure up to 25th Anniversary standards with his Custom Big Boa GI Joe figure.  Giving Big Boa a very different look than his vintage counterpart, the figure is given a more updated look with a Cobra Tank Top and a myriad of tattoos.  It is great when customizers redefine the figures from the past and create their own styles and new looks.  Keepem comin!

Cobra Commander Custom GI Joe Figure by Sunok Studios

Custom Cobra Commander Figure

Custom Cobra Commander Figure

One of the most elusive figures in the GI Joe cartoon was the supreme leader of the terrorist organization Cobra!  With his screechy high pitched voice and the slithering hiss of the tongue, Sunok Studios gives a glimpse of what could have been under the famous powder blue suit with his Custom "I was once a man" Cobra Commander figure.  It looks like one of Destro's or Dr. Mindbender's experiments has gone awry as this time, the leader of Cobra is turning into an actual snake.  This concept is executed nicely as we are catching Cobra Commander in a half transformation.  The plastic clothing is detailed and sculpted in a way that it makes it look like the clothing is tearing off his body, exposing his scaly, serpent skin.  The snake texturing gives this figure the look of a snake ready to molt its skin.  To view more photos of Sunok Studios Custom "I was once a man" Cobra Commander figure, head over to eBay!

Metal Head Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by Ratfink Customs

Custom GI Joe Metal Head

Custom GI Joe Metal Head

Adding to the GI Joe 25th Anniversary line is Ratfink's Custom Cobra Metal Head figure.  I really enjoyed seeing the 25th Anniversary line on the pegs at the store as it brought back many memories as a kid.  My only gripe about the line is that it needed more figures but that is where customizers pick up the slack.  There are so many details in this figure, which it makes it so great.  First, the figure is toting a staggering 12 piece arsenal that is very well proportioned to the body.  The rear of the pack proudly displays the Cobra logo, in case Metal Head loses it then the person who found it knows where to return it (just kidding!).

Metal Head Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure

Metal Head Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure

Aside from the custom missile rack backpack, there are other smaller details in the figure that I would like to point out.   The goggles have a target over the left eye and even the boots have red shoe laces to match the rest of his outfit.  Being that I was not a huge fan of the original Metal Head figure from the 80's, seeing Ratfink's Custom Cobra Metal Head figure would change my mind!  All in all, this is a very well thought out and executed figure.

Crimson Guards Custom Battle Armored Squad by Mythic Customs

The Crimson Guards are the elite and best of the best in the Cobra Army and Mythic Customs has given these soldiers an upgrade with this Custom Battle Armored Crimson Guard squad.  The combination of Star Wars Kamas works well on these figures and gives them a more refined look.  One thing that the CG's lacked was proper body armor so it looks like Destro and the Crimson Twins have struck a deal!  The armor on the figures has great coverage, especially in the neck area, where the helmet meets the rest of the uniform.  The tiny rivets on the shoulder armor add realism to the uniform as well as the squad leader's silver chest plate gives the appearance of rank and order in the Cobra Army, another aspect that was lacking in the toy line and in the series.

Pimp Daddy Destro Custom Crimson GI Joe Figure by Mindbender

Custom Crimson Pimp Daddy Destro Figure

Custom Crimson Pimp Daddy Destro Figure

Destro has always been the fashionable one in the Cobra Legion and Mindbender Customs has created a Crimson Pimp Daddy Destro figure to add to his wardrobe.  As one of Destro's other duties is to chair the Crimson Guard meetings, he needed a suit for the special role.  You can imagine Destro has a suit for every occasion and he realized that the silver head just wasn't doing it for him anymore.  All in all, it is a cool concept and I like the different color head for Destro.

Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Female Alley Viper by Ratfink

Custom GI Joe 25t Anniversary Alley Viper

Custom GI Joe 25t Anniversary Alley Viper

The women in the GI Joe line have been under represented over the years but Ratfink Customs is adding one more lady to the line with his Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Female Alley Viper figure.  The 25th Anniversary line really brought back the feeling of nostalgia for me with from the packaging to the look and feel of the figures.  Ratfink's figure does the same at it is painted in the classic orange and blue camouflage that we all grew up with.  I like the metal accents sprinkled throughout the figure and on the accessories.  This Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Female Alley Viper figure would fit in great with your existing GI Joe 25th Anniversary line and would also make a great companion for the Alley Viper that was packed with the Defense on Cobra Island pack.

Iron Grenadier Custom GI Joe Figure by Mythic Customs

Iron Grenadier Custom GI Joe 3 3/4" Figure

Iron Grenadier Custom GI Joe 3 3/4" Figure

Giving one of Destro's military factions a refresh, Mythic Customs has made this Custom Iron Grenadiers GI Joe figure a new and updated look.  There are some subtle aspects of the this custom that make this figure great.  I like the addition of the sword case that is attached to the belt and the Kama, which is an accoutrement worn by certain Star Wars clone troopers.  The Kama gives the Grenadier a more refined look and it gives the figure an appearance of being higher up in the military chain of command.  Also, the head of this figure looks thinner than what I remember from the GI Joe 25th line (maybe my mind is playing tricks on me).  One of my pet peeves with the original Iron Grenadier figures is that the head and the helmet look fused together but Mythic has solved this issue with his design as the the helmet looks distinctly different from his head.  After you check out more photos of Mythic's Custom Iron Grenadiers GI Joe figure, check out his other customs as he has a very cool Cobra Viper up for sale too!

Clear Zartan Custom Cast GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by War’s Customs

Custom Clear Cast Zartan 25th Anniversary Figure

Custom Clear Cast Zartan 25th Anniversary Figure

The great thing about Zartan is that he is the master of disguises and War's Customs has made this a reality with his Custom Clear Cast Zartan GI Joe 25th Anniversary figure.  What is great about this figure is that Zartan can finally achieve invisibility.  Also, the figure is made of liquid plastic instead of resin.

Zarana GI Joe 25th Anniversary Custom Figure by Lance858a

Zarana Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure

Zarana Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure

Lance858a has one of the best custom GI Joe figures I have seen in a long time with his Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Zarana figure.  Paying homage to the classic style of the figure that came out in 1986, Lance858a has paid attention to the smallest of details.  Lets hear more about those details from the source:

"Notice the careful attention to detail such as the working knife holster, the sculpted torn jeans, the knee pads, the custom pointy boots, the gloves, the torn shirt, all of which match the vintage 1980's character and figure 100%. She is a must have for any loving GI Joe collector."

One of the things that stands out about this custom are those minute details that complete this figure.  For example, the knee pads are sculpted in a way that resembles the classic figure and I like the addition of the removable dagger.  To see more photos of Lance858a's Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Zarana figure, head over to eBay!

Scarlett Custom WWII GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by Lance858a

Scarlett Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary World War 2 Figure

Scarlett Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary World War 2 Figure

Besides finding killer customs to write about and feature everyday, another hobby of mine is learning all that I can about the brave soldiers who fought in World War 2.  Lance858a has combined both of my hobbies into one great figure with his Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Scarlett figure in World War 2 style garb.  From the hat, the colors, and the chevrons on the arm, a lot of thought was put into this figure to make it more of a period piece.  The hat is removable, which adds to the look and poseability of the figure.  If you want to check out more photos of Lance858a's Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Scarlett figure, head over to eBay.  There you will find links to his profile on Hisstank and a great story about his love for GI Joe's.

Chrome Crimson Guard Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by FrogDNA

Chrome Crimson Guard Custom GI Joe Figure

Chrome Crimson Guard Custom GI Joe Figure

FrogDNA has made some really great enhancements to the GI Joe 25th Anniversary line with his chrome work and detailed shading with his Custom Crimson Guard figure.  Striving to retain the classic nature of the cartoon, FrogDNA has used his stills to apply chrome and accents in all of the right places.  Let's read more about how he achieved this look:

For this Crimson Guard I used Palisades'statue and the artwork from the blister as reference to bring to life this classic figure. There's some airbrushed shading on his uniform and backpack, glossy paints on his helmet, boots and leather parts of his uniform and matt paints where was needed, to enhance the realistic look. You can actually see some reflections on his helmet! The gloss/matt effect is enhanced by several layers of clear coat, glossy and opaque as well.

FrogDNA has this figure and others so be sure to check out his auctions over at eBay!

The Mass Device Custom GI Joe Cobra Weapon by ZartanMan

Custom Mass Device

Custom Mass Device

Growing up watching the 80's GI Joe, we were exposed to some of the coolest Cobra weapons and ZartanMan has made some much needed additions to the Cobra arsenal with his Custom Mass Device that lights up.  Seeing the need to bulk this weapon up, he added treads from the HISS tank and painstakingly detailed it to be as cartoon accurate as possible.  There are lights in the beam emitter and in each of the MASS element containers.  Brilliant job!

Blue Skin Zartan Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by Dutnam

Custom Blue Skin Zartan

Custom Blue Skin Zartan

GI Joe fans will remember from the 1980's cartoon that when sunlight hit Zartan, he would turn as blue as a Smurf and Dutnam has captured this aspect of his chameleon character with his Custom 25th Anniversary Zartan figure, which you can find on eBay right now!

Custom Cobra Commander in GI Joe Armor by Jin Saotome

Cobra Commander in GI Joe Armor

Cobra Commander in GI Joe Armor

With all of the money in the world, Cobra Commander is taking things into his own hands and has contracted the talent of Jin Saotome to build him a suit of armor capable of opening a can of whoop ass on GI Joe.  This Custom Cobra Commander in GI Joe Armor is an excellent figure and very well executed.  I love the Gatling Gun on the right arm and the interchangeable claw...very cool!  Let's read more and see how Jin describes this figure:

"You've never seen Cobra Commander like this before, he's upgraded his battle armor to something bigger and better! This Combat Armor suit with multiple attaching parts and can be posed in all sorts of battling positions. He's been painted to match your existing custom 25th Anniversary Joes and features plenty of shading, rich colors, and awesome detail. Attach the grappling claw or blast away with the chain cannon. Either way the Joes will be in for the fight of their life here!"

To see this Cobra Commander disciplining one of his Vipers, head over to eBay and check out Jin's Custom Cobra Commander in GI Joe Armor figure.

Inferno Brigade Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figures by Quantum-7 Customs

Quantum-7 customs is adding a Fire Department to the GI Joe 25th Anniversary line with his Custom Inferno Brigade figures.  I love the concept of the figures and here to give you the back story about them is Quantum-7 himself:

After designing the fire proof armor that Barbecue wears to protect him from fire, CINDER was asked to lead his own specialized unit called the INFERNO BRIGADE. The team, consisting of, BLOW OUT who mans the Flame Retardant delivery system and  BREAK-THROUGH who specializes in demolitions. They work side by side with the Joes to help protect our world in the  fight against the evils of Cobra Commander and his henchmen. Together they make up the specialized team: INFERNO BRIGADE!!!

Back home in Ireland , Eoin McPatrick ( code name: CINDER ) was a volunteer fire fighter for 12 years. In those 12 years he lost two of his brotherens to the flames. Compelled to design a fire resistant suit for his fire fighter brothers to wear he studied for many years the dynamics of fire.  He intensely studied the characteristics of it but how and why it behaves like a living organism,  which materials it can consume and which ones it can't. He was determined to stop anymore fires from claiming more of his friends lives. After several years of hard work and experiments he had a breakthrough....he designed a suit that was completly fire proof and protected the wearer from any ill effects from the heat and smoke fire produces. It went into immediate use and on its first day it saved a fellow fire fighters life....Eoin was hailed a hero and even the Mayor gave him recognition. It wasn't very many days later that  General Hawk contacted him and requested that he design a newer, better, more manuverable suit for a top secret American Team called: GI JOE. Eoin accepted and within 2 months he had designed a better version of his fire proof suit. After succeeding they asked him to join the GI JOE team. They offererd him the Captain's position in his own fire unit. They would be called the....... INFERNO BRIGADE!!!

Cover Girl GI Joe Rise of Cobra 25th Anniversary Figure by Saadtoys

Saadtoys picks up where the 25th Anniversary line leaves off with his Custom GI Joe Cover Girl figure.  This figure brings back so many memories as I had her plow through Cobra's army with a barrage of missiles.  This figure would make an excellent addition to your GI Joe 25th Anniversary figure collection!

Bio Viper GI Joe 25th Anniversary Custom Figure by Ratfink

Straight from the sewers and hazardous waste plant comes Ratfink's Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Bio Viper figure.  This is an excellent use of the Cobra Air Trooper mould, which I was not a fan of Ratfink's figure is one that I would purchase if I saw it on the shelf.  The helmet makes it look like he could go to the depths of the earth to root out GI Joe in the worst of conditions.  The stand is also custom made, which makes a great display piece.  To beef up your Cobra Army, head over to eBay and bid on Ratfink's Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Bio Viper figure.

Cobra Banshee GI Joe Custom 25th Anniversary Figure by Jin Saotome

How would you like to meet this ominous figure in a dark alley?  Jin Saotome has developed the perfect killing machine in his Custom Cobra Banshee GI Joe 25th Anniversary figure.  This thing looks vicious!  To me, this looks like a cross between General Grievous (notice the legs) and a Battle Android alien machine.  Let's get more background on this unique figure from Jin himself: 

"The Joes are really in for a fight now. Enter the Cobra Banshee, the deadliest thing to come out of M.A.R.S. industries yet. This mechanical terror is full of glossy armor detail, metallic shading effects, and more sensor-eyes than Snake Eyes can shake a katana at. Swap out the Banshee's clawed hands with the laser blades and it's ready to slice it's way through anything, or anyone that gets in its path. The Banshee is also super articulated with balls joints that give it an incredible range of movement. The back spines can be put in closed or open positions and you have to check out the multi-sensored head!"

To check out more photos of this great figure, head over to eBay and bid on Jin's Custom Cobra Banshee GI Joe 25th Anniversary figure.

Gnawgahyde Dreadnok Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by Amishonline

Amishonline adds another Dreadnok to the Cobra arsenal with his Custom Dreadnok Gnawgahyde GI Joe 25th Anniversary figure.  This figure brings out the classic 80's version in an updated look and feel that will fit right in with your other 25th Joes!  Aside from the excellent figure, I like the fact that Amishonline has set some really high standards for himself, which are outline below:

1. It must be durable for play or display.  Each figure I make is as tough as or tougher than any related figure you can buy in the store!

2. Originality, each figure I make is a one of a kind piece, I may make similar items, but recipe, accessories, and style are each vastly different to each figure.  It is not a practice to sell a figure for a large amount and make another identical item and sell it, to me that is an insult to the first buyer.

3. Competitive pricing is a must!  I start all my customs at a low price of $0.99 to ensure that you, the buyer, will set the price.  If it is not worth anything to you then it is not worth anything to me!!!

4. Kitbashing is frowned upon.  I do not feel popping of a couple parts or weapons make a quality custom. Each figure I make is a complete breakdown of parts and accessories.  If it does not fit to the feel of what I am looking for I will not use it. You will never catch me using inferior parts or misrepresenting a figure!

Head over to eBay and check out his Custom Dreadnok Gnawgahyde GI Joe 25th Anniversary figure!

TARGAT Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by Jin Saotome

Fitting in with the GI Joe 25th Anniversary line is Jin Saotome's Custom Iron Grenadier TARGAT figure.  TARGAT was one of those cool figures that was introduced way back in 1989 and Jin has done a great job getting the colors exactly right on this one.  This version has an updated look and will go great standing next to your other GI Joe 25th figures.  To check out more photos, head over to eBay and view Jin's Custom Iron Grenadier TARGAT figure.

Monkeywrench Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Dreadnok Figure by StratoViper

The Dreadnoks were a staple in my GI Joe universe as a kid and I remember filling the Thunder Machine to the brim with Zartan's crew.  StratoViper has captured the true essence of one the clan with his Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Monkeywrench figure.  This figure looks exactly like the one from the 80's but with better articulation and a more streamlined look.  I like the bandannas around the legs and he even captured the patches on the jeans.  Fan of the Dreadnoks or not, this figure would make an awesome addition to your GI Joe collection so head over to eBay and place a bid on StratoViper's Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Monkeywrench figure.

Custom Bodyguard Cobra BAT 25th Anniversary GI Joe Figure by Jin Satome

Jin Saotome is adding to Cobra Commander's BAT arsenal with his Custom Bodyguard Cobra Battle Android Trooper from the GI Joe 25th Anniversary line.  It looks like he has taken the upper torso from the Crimson Twins and went to town on the rest of the figure.  I love the way the figure mixes both realistic looking body parts (e.g, upper thighs and upper arms) with cyborg parts.  Jin as interesting back story on this figure so let's see what he has to say:

"Destro is the king of black-market arms dealing and in that crowd you need extra protection. Recently our Intel has reported of him travelling with a new type of Cobra BAT decked out to match his team and always standing close by in case some mercenary tries to steal what he's already stolen. What worries us is the upgrades he's installed. These BATs have advanced combat training and are more than just the walk-and-shoot type. They are even agile enough to climb up walls and follow a target quietly, drawing a knife when it's time to move in for the kill!"

If you want a totally unique figure from one of the best customizers out there, head over to eBay and check out Jin's Custom Bodyguard Cobra Battle Android Trooper.

Scarlett with Iron Strike Mech Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by Jin Saotome

I am so happy with the 25th GI Joe Anniversary line and it is Customizers like Jin Saotome keep the line going with one of a kind pieces and figures like his Custom Scarlett with Iron Strike Mech.  I like the Mechs that Hasbro produced a few years ago but they still could not get it quite right but Jin figured out that if he made his own, he could make something grand that would be a great addition to anyone's Cobra Army.  Let's hear more about this great Mech:   

"*Stomp Stomp Stomp Stomp* What's that sound? It's the sound of Cobra about to lose a battle! Enter the Iron Strike Mech, the Joe's newest battlefield addition. The Iron Strike has been painted with care to match the current assortment of Joe vehicles, yet still retains a certain level of detail such as panel lines, shading, and metallic effects which will please the demanding collector. You even get a pilot, Scarlett, all decked out in her new mecha pilot suit. She fits easily into the now modified cockpit, as will most other Joes that have the full range of hip motion needed to sit. Blast away at Cobra with the Iron Strike's cannons or use the claw to fling those pesky Zombie Soldiers out of the way."

Head over to eBay and bid on Jin's Custom Scarlett with Iron Strike Mech.

Golobulus Cobra La Custom 25th Anniversary GI Joe Figure by WaysCreations

Typically I see Custom Golobulus figures made in Marvel Legends scale but WaysCreations decided to beef up the GI Joe 25th Anniversary line and create a the Supreme Leader of the Cobra La in a smaller scale.  This Custom Golobulus figure is one of the best I have seen.  The massive tail is coiled to keep the figure standing tall and he fused it to the body very seamlessly.  Overall, WaysCreation paid a really nice homage to the leader of the Cobra La so head over to eBay if you want to own this Custom 25th Anniversary Golobulus figure!

BAT Extreme Battle Damaged GI Joe Custom Figure by Darrens5150

Darrens5150 is most noted for his Custom Lego Star Wars figures but today he has ventured out of his comfort zone to create one of the coolest Cobra Soldiers with his Custom Extreme Battle Damaged BAT figure.  AS a kid, I did not army build my figures like I do as an adult but if I did, the BAT would have been a a mainstay in my Cobra arsenal and I would have loved to have a version where the BAT was obliterated and damaged like this one.  Not only did he go above and beyond a simple repaint but he has thoroughly enhanced the fresh from battle look with loose wires, bullet holes, and battle scoring.  One of the most notable features of this custom is the working red light in the chest, which is a cool feature considering that the BAT's are androids and having working parts.  If you want to own one of the coolest BAT's I have ever seen, head over to eBay and check out Darrens5150's Custom Extreme Battle Damamaged BAT figure.

BAT Custom Battle Damaged GI Joe Figure by GettingRidOfToys

What takes a licking and keeps on ticking?  GettingRidOfToys has provided an excellent answer to that age old question with his Custom Battle Damaged Battle Android Tooper(aka BAT) figure.  I recently wrote about another one of his Battle Damaged BATs as I really loved the concept so here I am writing about it again!  As with customs, every figure is unique and this BAT in particular has some great battle damage effects.  For example, this BAT has been to hell and back and the helmet looks like it is shredding off his head!  The collateral damage on the shoulder completes the look!  Head over to eBay to own one of these unique Custom Battle Damaged Battle Android Tooper figure or check out the other Custom GI Joes!

BAT 25th Anniversary GI Joe Custom Cobra Figure by GettingRidOfToys

BAT 25th Anniversary Custom GI Joe

BAT 25th Anniversary Custom GI Joe

The BAT was one of my favorite figures to play with as a kid and was a central part of my Cobra army.  The battle scenes that I would create for my GI Joes would be tremendous and it looks like GettingRidOfToys has created a Custom Battle Damaged BATthat looked exactly like I had imagined an android coming back from a huge war would look like.  First off, the concept for this custom is awesome.  What BAT comes back from battle unharmed?  The paint aps are amazing and he even went so far as to redo the original paint aps and apply a great weathering technique to the figure.  The bullet hole blasting out of the back of the BAT's head adds a really nice effect and I love the shattered face.  Check out GettingRidOfToys' Custom Battle Damaged BATon eBay or check out the other Custom GI Joes!

Overkill Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by Jin Saotome

Jin Saotome continues to add great figures to the GI Joe 25th Anniversary line and his Custom GI Joe Overkill is no exception.  To be honest, I have never been a fan of the Overkill figure but Jin has made some great improvements and modifications to the original Overkill concept.  I like the proportions to the figure as I have always thought that the original Hasbro Overkill figure was disproportionate.  Jin tells us a little more about his Custom Overkill:

"Overkill has been through many character changes over the years and it’s time he was upgraded once again. Here he is created in the 25th Anniversary style, complete with a super detailed paint job including multi-tone shading, weathered metal highlights, and battle-scuffed metallics. You can remove his right arm and attach his arm cannon the instant those Joes show up on his sensors. Overkill too damaged to go on? His head can be removed and saved for a new body, or perhaps installed on a B.A.T. so he can continue leading his android troops in battle! This is one android you don’t want to mess with folks. So, need an updated version of the B.A.T. commander? Know a friend who loves popping the heads off all his figures?"

I like the fact that you can remove his head and the wires coming out of the neck add a nice touch to his Custom BAT Leader Overkill so head over to eBay and check it out.  After you are finished looking at this figure, check out the multitude of Custom GI Joe figures.

Sam Fisher Splinter Cell Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by bigtado

Bigtado has recruited an ace in the hole to join to the fight for freedom with his Custom Splinter Cell GI Joe Sam Fisher cross over figure. This figure is very nicely detailed and the signature night vision goggles add the realism to this classic video game character. For those not familiar with Sam Fisher, here is a little more background: As a covert agent of the government, Fisher approaches his target objectives in a gruff, no-nonsense manner, but maintains a light-hearted relationship with his colleagues and even with his momentary hostages (even if he is going to kill them) . Fisher has little patience for government bureaucracy or political maneuvering.

Bid on bigtado's Custom Splinter Cell GI Joe Sam Fisher cross over figure on eBay today!

Custom GI Joe Dusty 25th Anniversary Figure by axandsmash

axandsmash brings us a very nice addition to the GI Joe 25th Anniversary collection with his Custom Dusty figure. The tan and the brown camo pay a very nice homage to the classic Dusty figure that came out in 1985. The hooded desert headgear and the camo across the face define this figure as the desert trooper we all know and love. Bid on this awesome Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Dusty on eBay today!

Custom Cobra Ninja B.A.T. GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by Jin Saotome

Jin Saotome keeps the custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary figures coming with his Custom Ninja B.A.T. figure. The Battle Android Troopers are a mainstay of the Cobra Army and Jin has made them more versatile and more deadly. Keeping in tradition to the style of the B.A.T. line with removable weapons and accessories, Jin adds some very nice touches to this robot of war. With flip out blades on the elbows, this Ninja assassin is ready for battle and his opponent will not know what hit him! This auction just went up on eBay so head over to place an early bid for this unique Custom Ninja B.A.T. figure or check out the other pictures.

Red Laser Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by Jin Saotome


Since there are so many great customs out there to write about, I can't possibly cover everything so sometimes I will troll around in the Completed Listings section of eBay and come across some gems that I missed. Jin Saotome has created a blast from the past with an updated version of an International figure with this Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Red Laser figure. Jin has made a really nice addition to this figure with the wrist gauntlet/backpack and weapon. The addition of the helmet logo pays great homage to the original Red Laser figure. For those not familiar with International GI Joe's, Red Laser was an exclusive figure that was available in the United Kingdom and Europe around 1983 by the Palitoy toy company. He was available packaged with the Action Force Laser Exterminator - a red and black repaint of the HAL (Heavy Artillery Laser).

Although the auction has ended already, you can view Jin's Custom Red Laser to find out more about him and also see more photos.  Please Note: Items are removed from eBay databases every 90 days so if the item is gone, check out more Custom GI Joe figures.

Custom Cobra Reaper GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by Jin Saotome

 

Jin Saotome has created a one of a kind Cobra creation with his Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Cobra Reaper figure. I love the creativity that goes into these customs and this figure is superbly detailed and would make a very unique addition to your Cobra army. Jin goes on and describes more about this figure:

"Introducing the Cobra Warlock, one of my newest customs that are based on the GI Joe 25th Anniversary figures. He's fully poseable and features metallic detailing, deep shading, and highlights that really bring this character to life. This warlock can wield his obsidian scythe or blood-fang into battle and is ready to take on the Joes with soul-rending accuracy! Check out the real metal chains and the cape blades, this is one dangerous foe. The figure comes with a custom base too for display and will look great in your Joe collection, blending right into the Cobra team. So, need a really unique warrior for your staged battles? Know a diehard GI Joe fan who would demand the Reaper carry a firearm into combat? Then don't pass this auction up!" 

Bid on Jin's Custom Cobra Reaper figure by heading over to eBay! 

Please Note: Items are removed from eBay databases every 90 days so if the item is gone, check out more Custom GI Joe figures.

Snake Eyes Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Arashikage Ninja Training Figure by currentcomics1

Straight from the pages of the GI Joe Comics comes currentcomics1's Custom Snake Eyes Arashikage Ninja Training figure. The 25th Anniversary GI Joe line has provided customizers with a fresh canvas to work from and I am seeing some great customs. The sculpting on this figure is superb and no detail was spared making this version nearly identical to the comics. A couple points to take note are the addition of the sleeves on the figure which flow very naturally from the arms and the 'dog ears' on the top of the hood. In currentcomics1's auction, he gives us a rundown of how he made this great custom:
"I used a base figure (Legion Storm Shadow) from the 25th Anniversary G.I. Joe line made by Hasbro. The figure comes with 2 swords with painted Arashikage symbols. This is a character I made by sculpting around the eye area of the mask along with 2 lines as featured on Snake Eyes original 80's mask and as seen in the Declassified mini. I added sleeves to the figure and also added the 2 dog ears on top of the hood like the red ninja figure. I sculpted the back hand protectors and the harness around his shoulders to mimic the look in the Devils Due mini series. I repainted it using Citadel acrylic paints. I painted the eyebrows a blond (yellow) and the eyes blue to match Snake-eyes original look before the helicopter accident. The paint is fully dry and you may handle the figure. Be very careful since the paint might rub off between the joints. I did a lot of custom trimming using a Dremel tool between each joint to avoid paint rub or chipping between the joints; but you never know."

Custom Cobra De Aco Argentina GI Joe International Figure by romatoys

One of my favorite figures in the GI Joe line are the international figures from various countries. This week, romatoys gives us an updated version of the Argentinian figure called Cobra de Aco. I have always wanted to own one of these figures but unfortunately the price tag is way too high for me. romatoys makes this dream of owning a Cobra de Aco figure come true with his 25th Anniversary homage to a great international figure. He nailed the yellow and the cobra symbol cements his allegiance to Cobra Commander. Check out his Custom 25th Anniversary Cobra de Aco figure on eBay today!