G.I. Joe POC -Conrad “Duke” Hauser v.43 (Team Commander)

According to YoeJoe.com there are 48 versions of  G.I.Joe’s 1rst  Seargeant Duke.This is v.43.This one had the disadvantage of being released in a line of  superbly sculpted and designed POC figures,and because of that was shrugged off by many a collector.After all,you weren’t going to pass up a Ninja Commando Snake Eyes or  Shock Trooper to pick up this less than stellar version of Duke.But now that all the pretty girls have left the party so-to-speak,this one doesn’t look so bad ;)I found this straggler a while back in the clearance bin and paid about 3 bucks for it.I really like the stearn look on the head sculpt and while the overall look of the figure is a bit plain,militarily it works. This Duke figure has the look of a “Team Commander” and really looks nice when placed in front of a group of other Joe’s.Needless to say,the accessories are abundant with this one and really pack a punch.Ya gotta wonder if  Tony Stark had anything to do with those shoulder mounted cannons this version of Duke sports.

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You’re not seeing double.Dukes file card features the same face as Air Raid,released with the Sky Sweeper in the ROC line.
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11 responses to “G.I. Joe POC -Conrad “Duke” Hauser v.43 (Team Commander)

  1. HA! Love the pic with him shaking hands with Iron Man. I skipped the POC figures, only picked up a few of the vehicles. He looks like a solid enough figure, but I agree that in context of the other POC figures, he is certainly the ugly chick at the dance!

    • I didn’t know anything about those Crimson Guards until now Buzz!Just checked them out on YOJOE and they do sport similar cannons,although not shoulder mounted.Cool stuff 😉

  2. That’s a decent Duke figure and am digging the Scarlett in the photo too. Is she a 25th Anniversary one? Also have you seen the Jungle version of Duke from this line? He always reminds me of Solid Snake from Metal Gear.

    • Thanks jb.Scarlett’s from the 25th ann. comic pack that also included General Hawk.And i have seen that Duke figure.It’s my favorite Duke sculpt aside from the 80’s version.

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