Top 5 Cool Custom GI Joe Action Figures
Since the early 1980s, many people have grown up with a collection of those little plastic action figures from G.I. Joe. Besides the usual adventures people have with G.I. Joes vs. Cobras, these figures can also be a lot of fun for model makers and kit bashers who make figures of there own. With a lot of creativity in mind, check out this list of the top 5 cool custom GI Joe figures!
Custom GI Joe Action Figures #5 – Dux
The legs of a 1987 Mercer figure, the chest and arms from a 1986 Lifeline figure, and the head from a 1990 Freefall figure. Of that mix, I created this medical pilot I named Dux. He is made to look like a guy that will get the injured where they need to go. He is the kind of figure that needs to be in the pilot seat of a medical helicopter. Made mostly from leftover parts from an eBay auction, this figure shows what creativity can accomplish when you are left with a bunch of spare parts.
Custom GI Joe Action Figures #4 – Virus
Made from the legs, waist, and left arm of a 1992 Overkill figure and the right arm, chest, and head from a 1988 Ferret figure. Although the gold paint that was used to color the Ferret figure parts has long since worn away, the gold used on the Overkill parts has lasted a lot longer. The parts have come together to make an evil cyber hacker type character who could easily break into computer files that are stored at GI Joe base.
Custom GI Joe Action Figures #3 – Megaton
The waist and legs from a 1987 Road Pig figure and the chest, arms, and head from a 1990 Salvo figure. A figure made to look buff, with a face that looks like he thinks things over before beating the crap out of someone. Whereas the “official” figures like Road Pig are made to look a little “unstable,” this guy is well within his mental faculties before blowing a place up or having to beat up someone who gets in his way.
#2 – Metallo
In 1993, Hasbro released a “Create your own Cobra” figure as a response to the “Steel Brigade” Create your own GI Joe figure they had offered for years through mail-away forms. If you wanted, you could make your figure a ninja cook or something. The problem is those figures are expensive on the secondary market like eBay. However, since the “Create you own Cobra” figure used the body parts from the T.A.R.G.A.T figure from 1989 and the head for the Crimson Gaurd Immortal figure from 1991, those parts are a LOT cheaper to find on eBay, and look a lot better than the actual 1993 “Crate you own Cobra” figure that looked like a topper for a wedding cake. This guy is made a cheaper and better looking version than what is available out there.
#1 – Doorbuster
A figure made from the legs and waist of a 1986 Motar Viper figure, the chest from a 1988 Shockwave figure, the arms from a 1986 Wet Suit Figure, and the head from a 1992 Gung Ho figure. All together it comes out as a SWAT Team type figure that I have named Doorbuster. The parts come together naturally and don’t require any painting but still looks great. This figure looks like he will break the door down and storm through a Cobra base and I wouldn’t want to be standing in his way.