Monday, May 12, 2014

The History of G.I. Joe part 22- Hot Wheels

In 1968, Mattel introduced an iconic toyline. In 1969, they based a cartoon on it. Yeah, like that's a trend that could catch on.


Monday, April 28, 2014

The History of G.I. Joe part 21- 1969 toys (The Adventures of G.I. Joe)

1969 was the transitional year in the history of the tall Joes. Joe left the military, mostly, and took up a career as an adventurer, but not quite. It was not the G.I. Joe of the bulk of the 60s, but it wasn't yet the G.I. Joe of the 1970s, either.

I talk about it here:

Monday, April 14, 2014

The History of G.I. Joe part 20- Captain Action comics

And my love affair with Captain Action comes crashing down in a pile of really painful comics.


Monday, March 31, 2014