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Che
12-24-2007, 10:28 AM
This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while... (but then, I don't get out much). But very professionally done and funny too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h9Lq_OzsMI

sbl
12-24-2007, 11:00 AM
The "Lee" figure sounds like..."Herbert An elderly gay ephebophile who resides just down the street from the Griffins and impotently lusts after Chris." on Family Guy!
Thanks Che!

Che
12-24-2007, 03:10 PM
The "Lee" figure sounds like..."Herbert An elderly gay ephebophile who resides just down the street from the Griffins and impotently lusts after Chris." on Family Guy!
Thanks Che! No wonder I don't watch much TV. :shock: The General Grant figure constantly dismissing Lee's suggestions by calling him "Bobby" was a hoot. :cool:

sbl
12-24-2007, 04:13 PM
"No wonder I don't watch much TV..."

I just watch The HC, Cartoon Network, and the Sci-Fi Channel.

reb4lee
12-24-2007, 04:30 PM
That video just made my day:D . I still have my Zouave (from video) and Berdan action figures in there box. Merry Christmas.

sbl
12-25-2007, 01:37 AM
GI Joe came out when I was kid. My philosophy at the time was ...If you could take the clothes off it's a doll.

Che
12-25-2007, 11:41 AM
GI Joe came out when I was kid. My philosophy at the time was ...If you could take the clothes off it's a doll. I was one of the few boys who actually got one, but when the GI Joe Action Nurse came out in '67 the first thing I did after getting her out of the box was take off her clothes. I remain a confirmed heterosexual to this day. :cool: (And, I must add, my male GI Joe's were very, very happy with her.)

http://www.mr1964.com/headquarters_quarterly/action_nurse/nurse_obverse_white_bag.gif

Rob Weaver
12-25-2007, 11:44 AM
I had a GI Joe the first year they came out! Awesome uniforms and cool guns that he couldn't hold because his hands were shaped in those permanently dorky positions. Cool movie, BTW.

Frenchie
12-25-2007, 03:16 PM
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/Darkfold_2006/rotf.gif

I had to watch it three times because I was laughing so hard. Thanks so much for posting that!

sbl
12-25-2007, 11:29 PM
My son and I had the pleasure of running into a designer from Hasbro who worked on the smaller GI Joes. (He's also a Rev-War reenactor) My son was about 5 and his reaction was asking the man why the guns wouldn't stay in their hands.

sbl
12-25-2007, 11:32 PM
I have a daughter so I became very comfortable in the Barbie section of Toys R Us. She has two Civil War Nurse Barbies in storage.

I didn't get her this...

http://www.echobasetoys.com/Dragon_Pics/Dragon_Boxed_Pics/WWII_German_Boxed_Pics/DR-70039.jpg

http://micromania.co.kr/shop/img/item/2997l.jpg


but there's a market for it.

Rob Weaver
12-26-2007, 02:10 AM
I have a GI Joe tanker that my wife got me when my days as an armored tanker had run their course. Then she got me the GI Joe female helicopter pilot (the only other woman service person Hasbro ever made up to that time, after the nurse in the 60s). My daughter dressed her in Barbie gowns, but she really doesn't have the shoulders (or the expression) for it.

Craig L Barry
12-26-2007, 02:54 AM
(LOL) Film Review:
Interesting premise, but they did not do as much with the concept as they could have. I would have preferred Ulysses S Grant try to pry open the liquor cabinet instead of the refrigerator while "Bobby" Lee took the high moral ground.

And yeah, why don't GI Joe toy hands hold the rifle better? That always bothered me too, as a kid.

Curt-Heinrich Schmidt
12-26-2007, 03:25 AM
Hallo!

"And yeah, why don't GI Joe toy hands hold the rifle better? That always bothered me too, as a kid."

It depends upon what generation of "kid" one is... :-) Meaning, one had to "wait" for Hasbro to come out with the "Gung Fu Action Grip." ;-) :-)

Curt
"Too old" for GI Joe, but got a lot of Sideshow Toy "action figures" presents with a view to "authenticize" them some day Mess

tompritchett
12-26-2007, 03:41 AM
GI Joe came out when I was kid. My philosophy at the time was ...If you could take the clothes off it's a doll.

I was also a kid when he came out but I never got one. I preferred my collection of smaller soldiers. Unlike todays Army, I preferred an Army of many over an Army of one. Besides, instead of buying one GI Joe, I used the money to buy plastic and model tanks - the ultimate equalizers.

Thomas H. Pritchett
former DAT

Craig L Barry
12-26-2007, 04:01 AM
You know what? We should thank Hasbro because that exact failure of GI Joe to properly grip a rifle steered us clear of the limitations of that toy, and out into the neighborhood where we organized small scale war games with our own toy rifles. In what was clearly a harbinger of things to come, I had a wall in the garage full of toy guns. The toy flintlocks were not satisfactory, though. The "flint" was ground up and glued to the frizzen so the sparks gave out after about a dozen times, with no provision for replacement. Hence, as boys we usually played Civil War, because the toy percussion cap guns were better.

As the twig is bent, so grows the tree...Here we are forty years later enjoying the same thing. Laughing at a clever stop action video. I will be getting my gear out and changing the cone on my musket per the annual ritual in anticipation of the 145th Stones River LH this weekend at the battlefield park. Can't wait for '08.

RWelker
12-26-2007, 07:25 AM
I have a daughter so I became very comfortable in the Barbie section of Toys R Us. She has two Civil War Nurse Barbies in storage.


I had one of those. Isn't there a trite little story booklet that comes with it? I remember being rather disgusted by that, even at the age of 5 or so.

sbl
12-26-2007, 09:41 AM
http://www.barbiecollector.com/images/showcase/products/14612_9993_main.jpg


"....trite little story booklet..."

Extremely trite. You can't tell which side Barbie is on.

Curt-Heinrich Schmidt
12-26-2007, 09:47 AM
Hallo!

Does "Elsa" the nurse come with the optional black "Elsa, She Devil of the S.S." uniform?

Here are the new generation's "G Had Mahmouds:"
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/Jihadists.jpg

Curt

sbl
12-26-2007, 12:46 PM
Pa-cooool hat!

http://www.alhannah.com/images/products/me/440/detail.jpg

Too bad they're the bad guys. Cool hats, no shaving, loose pants, don't have to tuck in your shirt. Guns.

Man clothes.


I bet there's hours of fun with this figure.

http://www.petrifiedtruth.com/archives/Rummy%20action%20figure.jpg

Curt-Heinrich Schmidt
12-26-2007, 01:03 PM
Hallo!

Can't have bad 'G Had" guys without a "Good Guy!:"

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/sniper2-1.jpg

Curt

Poor Private
12-26-2007, 02:33 PM
My son got me a G.I Joe Figure for Christmas. He is the Land Adventurer with Life-Like hair and beard. With the Kung fu Grip. When I grew up My whole neighborhood had the Joes. There must have been 20-30 of them with all the jeeps and things, Heyanyone remeber the knockoff ones "Stoney"
moveable arms and but his legs didn't move, but he had the best arsenal.

Pete K
01-16-2008, 04:46 AM
Mom gave away my original GI Joe when I was 13. I still know the "boy" she gave it to, he still has it. I want it back , but no deal... Maybe that's why I bought all the uniforms, leathers, and musket ?????

vamick
01-16-2008, 07:33 AM
I got the first year GIJoe as a kid, he was a snappy Mo-Rine with they're cool camos and those snappy dress blues..BUT it wasnt long before he ( and Daniel Boone, Mike Hazard secret agent, and Sir Gwayne the Silver Knight) were outfitted in confederate grey courtesy of my old grey pants and some of moms red sewing tape and with their lil battle flag they cut a mean swarth across SW Va yards far and wide! When it rained hard, and the 'wet weather' run off spring came to life ..Well..it was Spanglers Spring, Stones River,Sharpsburg et al and the water ran red with blood !!( mom mysteriously couldnt keep red food coloring in her kitchen;) ) they were pounded with artillery ( big rocks) they charged thru hails of bullets! ( smaller rocks) captain Joe finally lost an arm....I ,,I mean the doc, dug out the jagged shale rock fragments out of his twisted destroyed limb ( no wonder his hands were bent that way ) but it was no use! onward they went thru many a battle ( I even set up winter quarters outside for em)..Or sometimes they would get furloughed to Richmond ( the back porch cabinet ) for a lil rest in the warmth..sadly as so often happens in 'war' Joe met his fate in a charge up Bloody Mountain ( large rock outcroping in the edge of the woods near my house:p ), he was struck by a shell fragment and half of his face was carried away!:mad: ...I could never find the piece..so he was buried with full honors..he lies there still under a pine tree, in pace requim! old comrade!
I will carry on for you brave lad!!:D