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

Welcome to the Outpost. Today I’m talking about a 1985 G.I.Joe vehicle that I did not have as a kid but I really wanted one. Years later I found one almost complete without the box and I was overjoyed that day. The G.I.Joe Mauler is an awesome tank. The Mobat was awesome and used a lot in the animated series as well as the comics so the Mauler had a tall order to fill and it came through with flying colors. This is such a great piece and it too was used in the cartoon and the comics. This looks great in dioramas.

This one can hold 2 figures in the cockpit and also has room to hold them on the outside with foot pegs on the turret. I think this would have been even more awesome if they had put a hatch on top of the turret for a Joe to sit down in, but I’m not going to complain as this is one of my favorite vehicles.

It is motorized like the Mobat and comes with rubber tracks, so if you get a working one it’s still pretty cool to see it go on its own but I really don’t care as much about that feature as the looks of the tank. Overall this is a top ten vehicle and I always thought we would get a modern style Mauler. I guess there is a chance we still might get one, but I won’t be holding my breath. Who had a Mauler back in the day? Who would love to see a modern release? Would this be too big for the 6 inch line? Make sure to check back for our next discussion.


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