Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Little Red Radar Dishes
luau, Transylvanian castle or even a birdcage. It would take quite a lot to actually stand out in this group, and Psyche-out, with his neon green padded shirt, silver antennae sprouting off his backpack and headgear and bright red radar dishes on his arms did just that. And to top it all off, he carried a hand held doo-hickey with yup, you guessed it, another little bright red radar dish.
When it came to the 25th anniversary Joe line, Psyche-Out was unsurprisingly left out. Eventually, when I figured the chances of Hasbro ever releasing a modern version of Psyche-Out were pretty much nil, I decided to take matters into my own hands and just make my own version.
So there you have it, the tale of the often forgotten G.I.Joe psychologist and deceptive warfare specialist. While he probably did spend most of his time on a chair listening to his fellow Joe’s problems, I still always thought he was cool. Back in the 80’s, all this talk of deceptive warfare and paranoia inducing ultra low frequency radio waves seemed out of place, but in the modern military world, it fits right in. I guess Psyche-Out was just a Joe ahead of his time.