In 1982 Hasbro re-launched G.I. Joe with the new branding “A Real American Hero.” With 13 heroes, two Cobra enemies, and a mail-away Cobra Commander, Hasbro made a calculated decision to minimize their initial risk. Re-using sculpts, averaging paint applications, and choosing what characters they thought would resonate most with their target audience, 7 to Read MoreNo Comments on G.I. Gary Reviews – 1982 & 1983 G.I. Joe Scarlett
1987 is a love it or leave it year for G.I. Joe. Many fans feel it left behind the military aspect for fantasy. One of the examples commonly pointed to is the Cobra character Raptor. Being that it’s Halloween, and this guy is in a bird costume, perfect time for a review! As a figure, Raptor comes Read MoreNo Comments on G.I. Gary Classic Toy Review- 1987 Raptor, the Cobra that’s always in Halloween Costume!
In 1984, Hasbro’s “The Transformers” launched, with not only a toyline, but TV show and comic books provided by Sunbow and Marvel. Among the initial release were three transforming robots that turned into F15 fighting jets, Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker. Using the molds from Japanese company Takara’s Diaclone line, these three are the definition of “repaints.” Read MoreNo Comments on G.I. Gary Classic Toy Review: Transformers G1 Starscream and the Seekers