Toy-Ventures: Combat Joe Godzilla set by Takara

Toy-Ventures: Combat Joe Godzilla set by Takara

Monster Month continues with a look at this classic set from 1980s Japan, where GI Joe got his own Godzilla suit. We talk about the history of Combat Joe, Henshin Cyborg, and the various attempts to recreate this fantastic Godzilla toy.

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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.


  • Gamera977 on October 23, 2020

    OMG!!! I have to have that Microman Gamera suit!!!

  • BrianF on December 8, 2020

    I have the MediCom Godzilla.In 2014 I was fortunate enough to sit with Godzilla himself,Haruo Nakajima at a convention and presented the toy to him.At his request(via his daughter’s translation),we took the toy out of the box and assembled it together.He was clearly delighted with the finished toy and autographed the box,then posed for a photo with me and the toy.Good times!

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