G.I.Joe ‘Barbecue’ Discussion by Mitchell Smith!

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Welcome to the Outpost. Today I’m taking a look at a great G.I.Joe character who was popular but kind of faded away. Barbecue is one of the awesome characters from the 1985 hey day. Growing up in a small town I knew lots of people that volunteered on the Fire department and eventually I would put in 5 years as a junior firefighter so it was cool to see Barbecue a part of the Joe team. I also had a 12 inch Firefighter Joe when I was young that was cool, but they never did a 12 inch Barbecue but that would have been awesome.

Barbecue had a few updates and they are all pretty cool. I don’t think there was ever another firefighter on the Joe team unless you count the Sigma 6 character Inferno. Which is a cool figure and I passed him up back when these were in stores, but he is a story for another day. Another Firefighter would have been cool but BBQ is top dog for his specialty. I do have most versions including a black and silver custom o-ring that looks pretty good. I also love the cartoon when you can see his face so I also did a head swap with the modern version which looks good too.

Overall this is a great character and I would love to see him make a comeback with a 6 inch figure with a removable helmet or at least a head swap. Who loves Barbecue? Who had Barbecue as a kid? Make sure to check back for our next discussion.


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