Thursday, December 10, 2015

Here Comes Santa Cl…. Uh, JOE!?!?

Rounding out my year of torturing you, my dear readers, with boring shots of dolls and action figures (yeah, which are also dolls) here's Santa Claus… er, um, JOE!

Santa in this case is actually a Cotswold Elite Brigade "Jake" with white flocked hair and beard, wearing a Cotswold Santa outfit. LINK Cotswold Collectibles is a company based in the Seattle WA area that has produced a range of vintage GI Joe-style figures for the last 20 years or so. They also produce outfit and uniform sets and accessories that work with most vintage-style Joe bodies. Hopefully, I'll be able to showcase some more of these figures in 2016, although I haven't really decided what to do with this blog in the coming year.

Meanwhile, I hope you'll enjoy this month's Photoblog Thing and if I don't post again before the first of the year, Merry Christmas!

 Sorry, I just noticed that Santa Joe is giving the dreaded "chicken choker" hand sign in these shots.

 I think this guy will make a great Adventure Team commander after his Santa gig is over.

 This outfit comes with a vest that has belly padding for the proper Santa physique!

 The shot from behind. Not much to see here except the exhaust fan on my A/C unit! Wish I could've found him a sack full of gifts in time for this photo session.

 Last shot…. Yep, it's Santa!

A preview of my next entry; a "Fauxviet" paratrooper in fictional "Red Dawn" camo.


  1. Hi there GT, you are really getting with the spirit of Christmas in these shots. I didn't realise you could get other types of costumes for your soldier boys. He looks great, love that they added the padding to his tummy, he wouldn't really lok much like Santa if he had a six pack! LOL!
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

  2. Aaaa, I love this GI Santa! He's perfect! :D I love that there is a company that makes Santa outfits for Joes! Is this outfit a rare one or could I still find it for sale?

    Hahaha, "chicken choker Santa". XD Wonder what he sees up in the sky as it seems like he has his eyes set on something... maybe searching for a run-away flying reindeer? :)

    I hope you have a lovely Christmas and get to eat lots of delicious Christmas food! :)

    1. Spica, the outfit is available from Cotswold Collectibles and is usually sold starting around US Thanksgiving until the stock runs out. I'll edit and add the URL in the post above.