I was never a gigantic GI JOE fan growing up. I liked the more fantasy based Turtles, He-Man, and Transformers. The army stuff was like regular guys with big guns. I passed.
Then I'm introduced to the Plan B'sSpecial Forces figures. These things are the most articulated figures I've ever played with... I mean posed for display. They are a really solid, well detailed figure too. And the number of accessories each figure comes with is insane.
More about the detail, the Plan B guys went all the way. The binoculars are really hollowed out with clear lenses, the silencers plug on the nose of the pistol or fit snugly in the leg holster with the gun. The accessories such as the grenades and smoke bombs are expertly detailed down to the little handles and seams. No matter how careful you are, they will end up in the crack of your couch at some point.
The articulation is like none other I've seen before. The head; shoulders; bicep; elbow; wrist; waist; hips; knee; and ankle all move, allowing for some pretty sweet poses. They are just two notches away from that Saigon escort I...
These figures are also historically accurate. The guys spent time talking with military consultants to get the weapons, gear, and overall look as realistic and accurate as possible.