Tuesday, July 2, 2024

G.I. Joe Classified Grunt, Hawk, Falcon, Nunchuk

 Grunt, Hawk, Falcon, and Nunchuk are four more G.I. Joe Classified I picked up recently, Grunt being the only 3.75" Joe I had as kid in the '80s. As I said in my last post, I only had some of the earlier G.I. Joe figures back then. But what modern action figure collector can deny what a cool line of figures the Classified Series has been?

Robert "Grunt" Graves
Grunt really feels like G.I. Joe to me, based loosely on the '80s 3.75" Infantry Soldier I had. He comes with a generous number of accessories, including a conventional M-16, but it's the G.I. Joe rifle I prefer.

Grunt also came with a fully closed helmet and a 
flip-down coordinates device attached to his chest harness...

General Clayton "Hawk" Abernathy
Hawk came with two sidearms and two shotguns, and two pairs of goggles- one for over his helmet and one to wear over his eyes. Still, I had to lay out the Action Force pistols I had for Hawk to review. Small details like the tiny gold star and dent in his helmet make a lot of these Classified series near import quality- fantastic!

Vincent R. "Falcon" Falcone
Falcon came with what felt like a few less accessories that the other Joes- a knife and a great shotgun, but no sidearm. That's no problem for me since I have some far superior Action Force weapons. His backpack is the same Wolf Spider from my last post has, which pegs onto his back only marginally better. I also wish his ankles angled forward better and his suspenders fit his torso tight, but all complaints aside, I do like the figure.

Ralph "Nunchuk" Badducci
Nunchuk came with nunchuks, of course, which stow onto the back of his belt, but it's his gnarly swords are what I love about this figure. What could scream '80s louder than a ninja in camouflage? Really had a good time with this one! 

Pitting Nunchuk against my Classified Red Ninjas would be natural, 
but my Marvel Legends X-Force Wolverine also came to mind ...!

And finally, this new batch of Joes with the Night Force Team I reviewed in my last post. The number in this outfit rivals the number of Classified figures I've opened so far. There's a lot more where that came from, rest assured! Yo Joe!

More Later- Make It FUN!


  1. I'm pretty sure I have Hawk and Falcon on my Amazon wishlist but they haven't really gone down in price and haven't seen them in a store. Grunt is a real upgrade from that early 80s one. As I recall the civilian name for Nunchuk is a riff on Ralph Macchio of the Karate Kid movies. The people who made the file cards were always doing stuff like that; for instance Road Pig's hometown is "Goblu, Michigan" as in Go Blue, University of Michigan. It's too bad most of these don't have file cards.

  2. Nice!!! I love my Hawk figure!