CUSTOMS: Chuckles (by Indiana Joe)

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Jan 312014

Customs (use this one)

Chaos Crew’s Indiana Joe showcases his take on the Joe’s undercover operative, Chuckles! Be sure to hit the links below for more pics, and a great write-up by IJ!

“For this custom I wanted to follow the lead of the Club’s Night Force Chuckles. I found the same kind of vest, that NF Chuckles has, in my fodder box. I switched out his lower arms with Ret. Joe Colton’s lower arms. The black gloved hands and legs are from Dollar General wave 2 Shipwreck. I added a black holster (from a poc/ret. snake eyes) where the gun was on the thigh. I did not want to paint the legs. But, I could not find a good color match. so, I tried mixing the right color, Fail! the color I made was off but I told myself that it looks “faded” or it’s just a “light camo” pattern. I still need to do a dullcoat on it. I’ll do it later. The torso, upper arms, black wrist band, and accessories come from the AOCI 7pk Chuckles. the briefcase and “top secret” file are from a speed racer figure. the Lei (flower necklace) is from the Willie Scott Indiana Jones figure.”

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[See more of Indiana Joe’s customs HERE.]

May 132013

From the desk of Indiana Joe:

For my custom, I decided I would skip the hypno-shield and give him a Crystal Ball (on a staff)

He is reputed to be the love child of a Romanian man with psychic powers and an American woman from Bangor, Maine. The man was said to be the seventh son of his family and when Crystal Ball was born to the woman, he was the seventh son she bore in her lifetime. Coincidence or bizarre fate?


  • Crystal Ball is almost universally considered the most disliked figure. Fans hate this guy.
  • Was the “pegwarmer” of the 1987 assortment, to the extent that he was still on some store shelves as late as1990.
  • Developed at the suggestion of Stephen King’s son, who was a G.I. Joe fan and wanted a magician on the team. Depending on how the story is told, either King or his son, Owen, created Crystal Ball and wrote the filecard.
    His facial features and hair vaguely resemble horror actor Vincent Price.

    • Crystal Ball’s biographical information is a parody of Owen King’s own history.

  • Working names for the character included Trance-Master, Prof. Id, Mesmeron and The Gazer.
  • Before the figure was released as “Crystal Ball,” there was another filecard for the character.