Search for the Abominable Snowman

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AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Anonymous on August 14, 2019

    Gotta love the font they used for "without GI Joe". This is how the phrase "read the fine print" got started.

    As awesome as the entire kit is, this Anon still isn't interested in trading his Hoth Wampa.

  • DBenson on August 14, 2019

    Posing GI Joe on all fours and placing Abominable on a snow drift (with some foreground snow to imply distance) doesn't explicitly lie about Abbie being way shorter than Joe, but it does invite kids to imagine a Kong-sized quarry.

    I remember seeing a GI Joe jungle adventure that boasted a gorilla — cast from the same mold? — that was comically petite in relation to Joe.

  • Anonymous on August 14, 2019

    TR says:

    "The snowman says- Gosh! I'm interrupting you, while you're eating a giant plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

    Sorry about that!"

  • Anonymous on August 14, 2019

    You’re correct about the abominable being cast from the same mold as the ape from the “Capture of the Pygmy Gorilla” set. I loved these as a kid but I was always disappointed with the scale of the animals. The shark in “The Shark’s Surprise” was minuscule compared to Joe. Same for the tiger which was molded in a sitting pose, presumably so it would fit in the equally small cage.

  • top_cat_james on August 14, 2019

    A.S.: "I will name him George, and I will pet him, and hug him, and squeeze him…"

  • YesterdayIsNow on August 15, 2019

    So is he a snowman or a gorilla?

    And how has Joe spotted him by looking in a completely different direction? Must have great peripheral vision.

  • Alphacentaurian on August 18, 2019

    In the spirit of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Joe's gotta capture that mofo . Gods forbid he just takes some photos and leaves it in peace.
    Manifest Destiney and all that.

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