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152: “The Fridge.” G.I. Joe “Real American Hero” Series 6, 1987.

This caps off 1987! This figure is William “The Refrigerator” Perry, aka THE FRIDGE. This was another figure only available via mail-in. I actually really liked this figure a lot! Obviously it was radically different and kinda off the wall comparatively to other figures, but it was fun and he was a powerhouse!

141: “Golobulus.” G.I. Joe “Real American Hero” Series 6, 1987.

Welp. This may in fact be the weirdest figure I will draw for this entire project.  

Here we have the first of another 3-pack: COBRA-LA. This was the sort of “partner pack” to counter the Renegades pack preceding it. All of these characters were featured in the G.I. Joe movie that came out this same year. Ol’ Golobulus here was voiced by none other than Burgess Meredith (who played The Penguin in the Adam West Batman TV series, AND Rocky’s trainer Mickey in the Rocky movies).

Even as a kid, I remember holding this figure in my hand and thinking “Hmm.”

UPDATE: The full 1987 set is now IN PRODUCTION. You should be able to order soon! This includes BOTH parts/packs btw, with totals a whopping 42 FIGURE CARDS, plus all the extras on top of that!

There are several fun aspects to this year of packs but one of them is that for the STEEL BRIGADE card, I left BLANK LINES on the back so you can write in what YOUR figure and his specialties were if you want!

119: “Gung-Ho” (v2). G.I. Joe “Real American Hero” Series 6, 1987.

Let’s be honest here. As a KID, a 10 year old KID, this figure was fairly underwhelming. However, one bizarre/interesting thing is that he was one of the few (if only) figures that came with DECALS. For his arms and chest, for his decorations. Needless to say those did not last long on my copy of this figure. :(  As an ADULT (sorta) I appreciate this figure on a different level of course.

118: “Fast Draw”. G.I. Joe “Real American Hero” Series 6, 1987.

This guy was another one of my favourites. As you’ll discover (if you haven’t already), I am a sucker for cool masks and helmets. I liked Fast Draw’s visor design, a lot. Also this guy was seriously padded up. Likely because he had a freakin double rocket backpack strapped to him on hair triggers.