G.I. Joe more than served it’s purpose when it came to getting my daily “military action figure” fix as a kid,but no military figure begged to be played with outdoors and around the house more than my Rambo Force of Freedom 6″ action figure.I mean i loved my Joes and spent most of my time in my room creating different scenarios and missions with them,but when it came to playing on my stairs,down in the living room or around the yard,Rambo was my go-to fig.As a kid i was a bit over protective of my Joes and knowing how frail they could be and prone to cracking,i would never take them outdoors or out of my room for that matter.Which is why i loved my Rambo figure so much.There was a certain portability and ruggedness about him that made me a little less reluctant about propping him on top of a banister or hanging him off of a protruding tree branch.I remember getting multiple offers from kids wanting to trade their Commando Schwarzenegger for my Rambo figure,only to be disappointed after i would reject them lol!Sadly Rambo was the only figure that i owned from that particular line so most of the time he’d be in pursuit of Python,a 6″ figure and villain of the A-Team produced by GALOOB a little before the RAMBO toys came out.Man would i have killed,figuratively of course,for this Colonel Trautman figure as kid.Years later i can finally place him on my toy shelf next to my current and newly arriving Rambo figures. I picked Trautman up last week and not only did they include most of his accessories,but he also came with Rambo’s famed survival knife!.The extra pistol in his hand and holster are from the weapons pack i recently posted about and i can’t stress enough how pleased i am with them.I’m on a serious Rambo high right now so stay tuned for new and upcoming posts about this totally kick a#$ line of action figures!Enjoy the pics 😉
A while back i picked up an ’85 Coleco RAMBO figure loose without any accessories.Since then i have been wanting to find his holster w/knife and rocket launcher but haven’t had any luck in doing so.Ultimately i ended up picking up this weapons pack on Ebay for the very low price of 6 bucks with free shipping and I’m super stoked about it!The package arrived today and i must say it’s a bit bigger than i anticipated.The card is in such good shape that I’m having second thoughts about opening it…….awe who am i kidding,this bad boy will probably be opened the minute i finish publishing this post LOL!I also love the fact that other figures from the line are pictured on the back of the card,this always helps when trying to complete a set. So while i wasn’t able to score RAMBO’s original weapons i think these will look great in the hands of everybody’s favorite bad a$% military survivalist !I’ll also be posting pics of another figure that i picked up off Ebay from the RAMBO line later on this week!
And here they are in all there 1″ glory lol.These guys are pretty cool and they actually look better on display then they do in the pics.They look a little rough around the edges because of the flash that’s left on them after snapping them out of the little plastic frames.The set does include a file that allows you to fix this problem.The set also comes with 3 trading cards to get you started if indeed you want to ever play the game.I on the other hand am more interested in the figures as they do pack quite a bit of personality and the weapons they come with are pretty cool too.They all have there own names and all one has to do is match up their figure with the one’s on the checklist.I’m sure there is a whole lot more to these figures and this booster pack has really sparked my interest in them.