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(Topless Robot)   The ten most VI Joe and Cobra vehicles. Say what you will, but a Terrordrome would look great in the backyard   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 113
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2012-11-07 12:45:40 PM  
Mom took away Roadblock when he kept offering body massages.

Beautiful. +1
 
2012-11-07 12:50:55 PM  

Unauthorized Bratwurst: Yet another list made by people who think history began with their childhoods.

[sean.adventureteam.com image 640x480]

That was from when G.I. Joe was awesome.


Friend had one of those. Those maps were cool.
 
2012-11-07 12:52:55 PM  
www.toplessrobot.com

Um, the only problem with this one is the fan blades are angled the wrong way for forward flight. Probably angled the right way for you to blow on it from behind and make the prop windmill though.
 
2012-11-07 12:54:52 PM  

BigBooper: I had almost every single toy in the 1985 line except the U.S.S. Flag. I wanted that aircraft carrier SO bad. In 1985 most of the vehicles were still based on real military vehicles, so they were more kick ass than silly. The box of parts that survived my childhood is still in my parents attic somewhere. Someday I need to dig that box out and see what survived.


I bet your virginity is still there.
 
2012-11-07 12:57:19 PM  
Shadow Blasko:
My rich ass-neighbor friend had the FLAGG

Yep, still funny.

As the 80's wore on and neon started showing up everywhere, kid-me started to miss the original generation of Joe toys:

www.yojoe.com
Hell yeah.

www.yojoe.com
AW hell yeah. 

www.yojoe.com
Yisssssssss... Charlie don't surf.
 
2012-11-07 01:01:10 PM  

No Such Agency: Shadow Blasko:
My rich ass-neighbor friend had the FLAGG

Yep, still funny.

As the 80's wore on and neon started showing up everywhere, kid-me started to miss the original generation of Joe toys:

[www.yojoe.com image 850x561]
Hell yeah.

[www.yojoe.com image 850x494]
AW hell yeah. 

[www.yojoe.com image 850x377]
Yisssssssss... Charlie don't surf.


He was a bit of an ass. The kid had everything he ever asked for, and wanted none of it after day 2.

Then again, it was great for us, because he had all the best toys, and we ended up playing with them more than he did.

Kid had a go-kart with a 7HP engine on it that would do at least 40MPH. We terrorized the hell out of our streets on that thing. I am *so* surprised we made it to high school with all of our limbs intact.
 
2012-11-07 01:09:23 PM  
Who is 6 Joe?
 
2012-11-07 01:17:57 PM  
good lord this reminds me to clean out my parents attic, I have several boxes of GI Joe goodness I need to get rid of...
 
2012-11-07 01:19:31 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: Not quite but close enough. Mine was a green tank like thing that had a button on the back that when pressed, opened up the inside automatically. Had two howitzers and lots of machine guns. When it broke I just added it to my play since it flew apart. The two drivers up top survived the explosion but the three inside didn't, poor sods didn't know what hit them.


This one maybe?
www.yojoe.com

Or this smaller one (though I don't think you had to push a button to open it):
www.yojoe.com
 
2012-11-07 01:20:01 PM  
www.gadgetreview.com

This was my most coveted GI Joe vehicle. Never did get my hands on it. Funny now that I think about it. It had no bad-ass weaponry, but it had a bridge. Pinnacle of cool for the 10yo me.
 
2012-11-07 01:31:08 PM  

stuhayes2010: [www.toplessrobot.com image 350x210]

FARK YOU, these things ruled.


omg i forgot about that ! i had one, was so cool putting lil cobra into mech suit
 
2012-11-07 01:33:58 PM  

Unauthorized Bratwurst: Yet another list made by people who think history began with their childhoods.

[sean.adventureteam.com image 640x480]

That was from when G.I. Joe was awesome.


You should go back and read the first two sentences: "When the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline debuted in 1983, a huge selling point was that the newly downsized Joe could fit it any of the wide selection of air, land and sea vehicles available on toy shelves. At that point in time, the jeeps, tanks and airplanes released by Hasbro were only slightly beyond real world technology, incorporating a little extra imagination and style for higher play value."

The entire point of the article was that the new, post-1983 GI Joe toys had ridiculous toys which the originals didn't. Speaking of which, that example you gave? Looks like something that would have a definite real-world use.
 
2012-11-07 01:40:22 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: Fano: Was it this thing?

It had stairs to fight up and down, and even a jail cell.

Terror Drome still had to be the best base. Lord knows how many times my Joes had to fight room to room. Only to get to the top and discover that the launch platform for the jet was actually where the secret Cobra reserves were hiding.

The Mobile Command Center was actually the last big GI Joe toy my parents ever bought me. I used my allowance after that to keep buying figures for a while but punched out when they started going flourescent.

I loved the MCC and played the shiat out of that thing.

I never had the Terrordome. My best friend at the time had that. I was always more of a Joe guy anyway, hehe.


I punched out the year after. I think the ICBMs that came with this were used more than the toy ever was.
 
2012-11-07 01:41:52 PM  
Do we have to, in every GI Joe thread, have the oldsters show up with the "that's not a toy. THIS is a toy" routine?
 
2012-11-07 01:44:53 PM  

reverend maynard: [www.gadgetreview.com image 580x334]

This was my most coveted GI Joe vehicle. Never did get my hands on it. Funny now that I think about it. It had no bad-ass weaponry, but it had a bridge. Pinnacle of cool for the 10yo me.


That bridge served for so many battles and ambushes concluding with a missile sending all survivors plummeting to Hell. I don't think my Joes ever had more than a pyrrhic victory over Cobra. Usually Outback, Recondo, or Stalker would be the Lone Survivor.
 
2012-11-07 01:47:23 PM  
FTA: 3) Septic Tank

The Septic Tank was/is awesome!

Also, the author is an idiot and obviously only using images he found from google because the 1991 Eco Warriors Septic H.I.S.S. Tank wasn't "red and yellow", it was neon orange and lime green!

i26.photobucket.com
(the stickers are worn out because they changed color with water and the cannon was basically a plunger syringe that shot water)

It actually made more sense design-wise because it had an actual guard over the driver compartment, unlike the standard v1 H.I.S.S. which had a clear "glass" canopy. 

As far as rediculous vehicle designs from G.I. Joe, I would have to submit:

Iron Grenadiers APG (Anti-Gravity Pod)
www.yojoe.com
(How does it fly? Magic!)

G.I. Joe Swampmasher
www.yojoe.com
(This is just dumb on many levels... A toy that when kids got it as a present they wondered what it was that they did wrong)

Red Shadows Roboskull
www.figurerealm.com
(Technically this is Action Force but still one of the craziest designed vehicles ever... So much so that it comes all the way around from being stupid to being incredibly awesome. I would have killed for one of these when I was 10)
 
2012-11-07 01:47:40 PM  
Between my buddy down the street and I we had pretty much everything but the aircraft carrier. I had pretty much all the airplanes. The stealth thing psted up above, the F-14, A-10, & SR-71 clones, and the forward swept wing jet...along with several Cobra aircraft. I think my favorite Joe toy was one of the Cobra boats.

Found it on GIS..its called the Moray Hydrofoil.
 
2012-11-07 02:03:49 PM  
I always liked this one because of its simplicity.

i.ebayimg.com
 
2012-11-07 02:06:07 PM  
After series 6 or so, the ridiculous designs started to outnumber the plausibly realistic ones (I mean, even the POGO was sorta based on a DARPA project) Also, I recall that after Crystal Ball was released the characters started getting REALLY wonky. Like Raptor, and the like.

And then I discover in the 90s:www.actiontoys.com GIANT SPACE ROBOT?
 
2012-11-07 02:06:42 PM  
MY GI Joe Mobile Command Center was tits. Especially since each level could be taken off and would float in the tub. Had many an aquatic adventure with it.

Its buried somewhere on Anderson AFB Guam, Anderson South housing section. No idea why i did that. 6 year old me was retarded
 
2012-11-07 02:08:58 PM  

clkeagle: ShadowLAnCeR: Not quite but close enough. Mine was a green tank like thing that had a button on the back that when pressed, opened up the inside automatically. Had two howitzers and lots of machine guns. When it broke I just added it to my play since it flew apart. The two drivers up top survived the explosion but the three inside didn't, poor sods didn't know what hit them.

This one maybe?
[www.yojoe.com image 425x246]

Or this smaller one (though I don't think you had to push a button to open it):
[www.yojoe.com image 425x288]


OMG it was the second one! Yeah I confused the button thing with a star wars toy I had lol! I remember now, It did blow up when I opened it for the last time, but that was because it was stuck and I pulled it too hard xD

Oh good times.

Your google fu is strong, I couldn't find a pic of it anywhere. Brought me back to my childhood, thanks for that :D
 
2012-11-07 02:24:04 PM  
The ten most six Joe what?
 
2012-11-07 02:32:42 PM  

Fano: PIP_the_TROLL: Fano: Was it this thing?

It had stairs to fight up and down, and even a jail cell.

Terror Drome still had to be the best base. Lord knows how many times my Joes had to fight room to room. Only to get to the top and discover that the launch platform for the jet was actually where the secret Cobra reserves were hiding.

The Mobile Command Center was actually the last big GI Joe toy my parents ever bought me. I used my allowance after that to keep buying figures for a while but punched out when they started going flourescent.

I loved the MCC and played the shiat out of that thing.

I never had the Terrordome. My best friend at the time had that. I was always more of a Joe guy anyway, hehe.

I punched out the year after. I think the ICBMs that came with this were used more than the toy ever was.


Wait what were you using the ICBM's for?! Because you said used instead of played with it makes my mind think dirty thoughts. Anyways was lucky enough to have several GI vehicles including the General (missing lots of partys) thanks to my older brother. Gave them away for others to enjoy.
 
2012-11-07 02:47:17 PM  
The Snake Armor was a duel-purpose weapon. Not only was is a slow, lumbering killing machine, but it also served to punish those forced to wear it; It made them unwilling participants in mass murder. Snake Eyes and and maybe Kwinn (i don't remember offhand) were able to escape the armor, but few others were.
 
2012-11-07 02:57:00 PM  

animal900: Discussion over:

[www.hisstank.com image 850x637]


How is that an example of a GI Joe vehicle without a real world application?
 
2012-11-07 03:04:10 PM  

meanmutton: animal900: Discussion over:

[www.hisstank.com image 850x637]

How is that an example of a GI Joe vehicle without a real world application?


Who cares?  Lighten up, Francis.
 
2012-11-07 03:05:27 PM  
way back when, a local store had a raffle for the GI Joe Space Shuttle.

I brought home entry pads and filled out (and submitted) at least 200 of them.

My neighbor put his name in once and won it.

I hated that little f*cker
 
2012-11-07 03:11:46 PM  
I always liked that Larry Hama brutally killed off Battle Force 2000 in the comic. He hated the mandate of having to add characters to sell the toys, especially when they were such bad characters, so he gleefully wiped them out.
 
2012-11-07 03:21:27 PM  
i7.photobucket.com 

I always thought this was the dumbest Joe vehicle. A tank that provides ZERO protection, not even from its own missiles' exhaust? Gooooooo JOE!

/plus, the missiles didn't shoot. It was more like a mobile storage shelf for missiles than a weapon.
//pulling them out and making WOOSHing noises quickly lost its thrill
 
2012-11-07 03:44:07 PM  

clkeagle: ShadowLAnCeR: Not quite but close enough. Mine was a green tank like thing that had a button on the back that when pressed, opened up the inside automatically. Had two howitzers and lots of machine guns. When it broke I just added it to my play since it flew apart. The two drivers up top survived the explosion but the three inside didn't, poor sods didn't know what hit them.

This one maybe?
[www.yojoe.com image 425x246]

Or this smaller one (though I don't think you had to push a button to open it):
[www.yojoe.com image 425x288]


That first one is "Rolling Thunder". Gotta love GI Joe with ICBM's
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-07 04:00:58 PM  

No Such Agency: Shadow Blasko:
My rich ass-neighbor friend had the FLAGG

Yep, still funny.

As the 80's wore on and neon started showing up everywhere, kid-me started to miss the original generation of Joe toys:

[www.yojoe.com image 850x561]
Hell yeah.

[www.yojoe.com image 850x494]
AW hell yeah. 

[www.yojoe.com image 850x377]
Yisssssssss... Charlie don't surf.


I still have those as well as a couple HISS tanks, a pair of the troop carriers, the rocket tank thingy, the bridger, a couple of those Cobra helos, most of a Rattler, all of the origonal Joe base and the Terrordrome. I even have a Scarlet before the arms rotated. Good times. They're now fighting for truth, justice, banging Lady Jane and America in the battles my kids have. Good times.
 
2012-11-07 04:05:20 PM  
This Toy was the Bee's Knees
latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com

The Raven was the shiat.
 
2012-11-07 04:31:13 PM  

gshepnyc: Do we have to, in every GI Joe thread, have the oldsters show up with the "that's not a toy. THIS is a toy" routine?


yes. yes, you do. my POS brother had all the original Joe shiat from day 1. i remember the underwater diver set up the most. he also had all the original Hot wheels cars on the old school carrying cases. he always got the coolest toys. he had this HUGE Beverly Hillbillies TV show motor vehicle with all the family characters. shiat he had back then would be worth darn nice coin these days. hated him then, hate him now.
 
2012-11-07 05:02:02 PM  

animal900: Discussion over:


Never had the hovercraft but I did have the smaller airboat that zartan drove.

Among other toys I had were the F14 the A10 (which I loved because it had like 20 missiles and bombs hanging under the wings) and a "base" which looked kinda like an oil rig platform. Can't remember the names of these things.
 
2012-11-07 05:04:04 PM  

Unauthorized Bratwurst: Yet another list made by people who think history began with their childhoods.

[sean.adventureteam.com image 640x480]

That was from when G.I. Joe was awesome.


is that a pleather office chair???
 
2012-11-07 05:16:08 PM  
I had the PIT (that giant three-level tank/base thingie) and IIRC the Armadillo (a tank/cover vehicle). Don't think I ever got any of the planes or anything like that....
 
2012-11-07 05:23:00 PM  
I had the Raven and the Flagg plus several other previously mentioned cool ones. They all burned up in a house fire 15 years ago. I still has a sad.
 
2012-11-07 05:33:17 PM  
Y'all go ahead and play with your toys. I'd rather play with this:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-07 05:53:14 PM  
G.I. Joe was too heavy for my Vertibird....and so succumbed to its blade of death.

Damn I loved me that Vertibird.
 
2012-11-07 05:56:04 PM  

millsapian87: Y'all go ahead and play with your toys. I'd rather play with this:


I'm guessing you're only 25, and thus never got to play with cool, non-nerfed toys.

So solly!
 
2012-11-07 06:03:07 PM  

Perlin Noise: This Toy was the Bee's Knees
[latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com image 600x267]

The Raven was the shiat.


I have spent the past several years coveting a complete Night Raven.
 
2012-11-07 06:29:11 PM  
I had the original Zartan figure. HE WOULD BE TURNING GREEN IN THE SUN AND shiat. It was pretty awesome!
 
2012-11-07 06:29:47 PM  

animal900: meanmutton: animal900: Discussion over:

[www.hisstank.com image 850x637]

How is that an example of a GI Joe vehicle without a real world application?

Who cares?  Lighten up, Francis.


It's not exactly a discussion-ender if it isn't, you know, part of the topic of discussion. It was still a super-sweet toy, though.
 
2012-11-07 06:37:50 PM  

machodonkeywrestler: I always liked this one because of its simplicity.

[i.ebayimg.com image 300x225]


Holy crap, I had forgotten about that one!

My favorite was the hovercraft. Probably the biggest, coolest toy I ever had.
 
2012-11-07 06:54:08 PM  
I had the power glider- loved that thing. Guns, missiles, rocket engines ... all in a glider.

Something like this:

mimg.ugo.com

No way could that thing work- but it was pretty cool.
 
2012-11-07 06:55:29 PM  
Better shot.

i.ebayimg.com

Oh I forgot you could have a bomb instead of the dude. Sort of pre-drone Drone.
 
2012-11-07 07:04:10 PM  
Besides Soundwave, this was and still is the coolest toy to get from the 1980s.

www.toyarchive.com;
dockingbay97.com
 
2012-11-07 07:15:34 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
Done
 
2012-11-07 07:21:35 PM  

Nayman: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 659x539]
Done


I used to stare at these in the christmas catalogs, wishing somehow, someway.
 
2012-11-07 07:41:26 PM  
VI Joe?

img.movieberry.com

Wait... is this some sort of mashup?
 
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