Although it had a rather modest start in 1982 with a handful of figures mostly dressed up in fairly traditional “green” army gear with basic specialties & designations, as the Real American Hero line of G.I.Joe line progressed through the years, things got a lot more creative and colorful really fast. Pretty soon, the Joe ranks were populated by soldiers wearing sports jerseys, bright neon colors & seemingly village people inspired uniforms. And the more basic combat specialties like rangers, commandos & marines were joined by deceptive warfare & hostile environment specialists.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Meet Kronis. I know it usually isn't very fair to judge a person based solely on looks…but in this case, I’ll make an exception if you do choose to jump to your own conclusions. Maybe it’s his dark blue skin and scarred body, or his evil looking grin, or maybe it’s because he’s standing next to that one eyed dude and a big furry ape man with spikes. Either way, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Kronis isn't the type of person you’d like to run into on your own in a dark alley late at night.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
In 1982, Marvel started publishing the comic “G.I.Joe – A Real American Hero”. This together with the cartoon series that started a year later was part of Hasbro’s master plan of using different media to help promote their product. So really as far as Hasbro was concerned, the comic really had one main purpose, to be a glorified catalogue to feature and help sell more of their toys.