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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 09:25:17 AM
The... what now?

The 10 Most ?


/My rich ass neighbor friend had the FLAGG. It was truly awesome, I must admit.
 
2012-11-07 09:26:05 AM
Didn't Cracked do this same list a year or so ago, and make it funny?
 
2012-11-07 09:42:39 AM
Headline is the most awful.
/not don most.
 
2012-11-07 09:42:49 AM
Headline: "The ten most VI Joe and Cobra vehicles."

Voluntary Indefinite Joe's catchphrase? "Nowhere else to go, Joe!"
Volontaire International Joe's catchphrase? "Allez Joe!"
 
2012-11-07 09:45:02 AM
Veteran Infantryman? Mostly.
 
2012-11-07 09:51:28 AM
This is a universe where direct combat results in 0 casualties and a lot of parachute deployments. Its funny that someone would even question the plausibility of the weapons systems.
 
2012-11-07 09:51:55 AM
Was this headline written by Derpentor?
 
2012-11-07 09:52:06 AM
The ten most 6? This is the most six I know of:

www.denverlibrary.org
/hot
 
2012-11-07 09:53:17 AM
I never had any G.I. Joe toys.
 
2012-11-07 09:55:43 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Better drome
 
2012-11-07 09:56:13 AM

texdent: I never had any G.I. Joe toys.


Me neither. Fortunately my parents made up for it with Transformers (including Macross Jetfire), Lego, Inhumanoids, Capsella, and so on.
 
2012-11-07 09:58:13 AM
i.imgur.com
/The headline that is... The article wasn't terrible but it certainly wasn't as good as the headline was bad
 
2012-11-07 09:58:24 AM

Subdue their bellies: Was this headline written by Derpentor?


Crimson Guardsman VI, known as "Fred"
 
2012-11-07 09:58:28 AM
When it comes to the Mudfighter and the author's moronic comment about the propellor resembling a desk fan:

www.aviationnews.eu

That style of prop is actually used on modern turboprop aircraft for it's efficiency and increases in available power. GI Joe actually got that one right, and predicted the future of aviation propulsion. Plus the mudfighter looked cool.

www.bigbadtoystore.com
 
2012-11-07 10:01:34 AM

Nurglitch: texdent: I never had any G.I. Joe toys.

Me neither. Fortunately my parents made up for it with Transformers (including Macross Jetfire), Lego, Inhumanoids, Capsella, and so on.


I had Transformers, He-Man, TMNT, Thundercats and others that I'm probably forgetting.
 
2012-11-07 10:02:17 AM
The COBRA Battlebarge made for a lame toy, but it looks just like the operating bases you could build in Command and Conquer to load up with four guys.

The STUN was probably more amazing for how much it was used in the show, but not much more ridiculous than the high profile H.I.S.S tank. The Fang copter always struck me as the sort of helicopter an organization like the GLA or Nod would use on the cheap.
 
2012-11-07 10:04:15 AM
I had some of the early stuff, before they got too silly.
 
2012-11-07 10:08:24 AM
Vaginal infection Joe? Pretty sure my parents kept me away from him.
 
2012-11-07 10:08:56 AM
I don't remember the name of it but I had a GI Joe tank that transformed into a forward mobile command center and had seats and stations for 5 Joe figures.

Played with it so much it self destructed one day when I pressed the "open" button. Poor Joes never saw it coming.
 
2012-11-07 10:14:12 AM
I don't understand why I can spend 30 minutes coming up with a HotY candidate gem that can't get greened, and something that obviously hasn't even been looked at twice since it got typed gets frontpaged instantly.

/not bitter
///I just don't get why obvious headline typos make it to literland
 
2012-11-07 10:14:26 AM

Nurglitch: texdent: I never had any G.I. Joe toys.

Me neither. Fortunately my parents made up for it with Transformers (including Macross Jetfire), Lego, Inhumanoids, Capsella, and so on.


Capsella! I've been trying to figure that out for a month.
 
2012-11-07 10:17:50 AM
Like watching a fart...
 
2012-11-07 10:18:36 AM
X19, epic toy.

www.actiontoys.com
 
2012-11-07 10:20:31 AM

ShadowLAnCeR: I don't remember the name of it but I had a GI Joe tank that transformed into a forward mobile command center and had seats and stations for 5 Joe figures.

Played with it so much it self destructed one day when I pressed the "open" button. Poor Joes never saw it coming.


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.
 
2012-11-07 10:22:55 AM
I had old-school.

the-adventurers-club.typepad.com

\\came with optional onions on belt
\12" of GiJoe goodness.
 
2012-11-07 10:37:24 AM

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.


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.

/though its weird I can remember play with that much detail but not my sister's birthday...
 
2012-11-07 10:39:37 AM
I don't remember having any GI Joe vehicles, let alone the 10 most 6 of them.

Did have my share of action figures, though.
 
2012-11-07 10:41:53 AM

Subdue their bellies: Was this headline written by Derpentor?


lh4.ggpht.com
 
2012-11-07 10:46:06 AM
www.toplessrobot.com

FARK YOU, these things ruled.
 
2012-11-07 10:47:16 AM

Shadow Blasko: Didn't Cracked do this same list a year or so ago, and make it funny?


Yes
 
2012-11-07 10:49:18 AM
I don't know about VI Joe, but I sit next to EMACS Joe, he is such a jerk
 
2012-11-07 10:51:23 AM
Typos are half the batttle.

Veeeee IIIII Joooooe!
 
2012-11-07 10:51:55 AM
I was born a poor black child. All we had were stolen Gobots from Dollar General.
 
2012-11-07 11:01:13 AM

nitefallz: X19, epic toy.

[www.actiontoys.com image 559x369]


Seconded. That thing was a battle-ax. Almost literally. You could swing it like an ax and do major damage.
 
2012-11-07 11:21:08 AM
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.
 
2012-11-07 11:38:33 AM
Yet another list made by people who think history began with their childhoods.

sean.adventureteam.com

That was from when G.I. Joe was awesome.
 
2012-11-07 11:59:34 AM

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.


I had one of those (it was my dream toy) and it was everything I expected it to be and then some! The front section could separate and actually floated.
 
2012-11-07 12:03:55 PM

Shadow Blasko: Didn't Cracked do this same list a year or so ago, and make it funny?


you must be mistaken. hardly anything on Cracked is funny.
 
2012-11-07 12:09:21 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.


You didn't miss anything by not having the Flagg. It was a giant unmovable thing that sat in the middle of the room. suddenly every GI Joe adventure had to involve the ocean.
 
2012-11-07 12:15:05 PM

cletusnbrandine: 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.

You didn't miss anything by not having the Flagg. It was a giant unmovable thing that sat in the middle of the room. suddenly every GI Joe adventure had to involve the ocean.


The deck was an awesome place for battles, as was the command center of it. The Defiant was even better though, and the Transformers could join in on that one.
 
2012-11-07 12:17:29 PM

Beeblebrox: 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.

I had one of those (it was my dream toy) and it was everything I expected it to be and then some! The front section could separate and actually floated.


It was my dream toy, too, and I thought it was pretty awesome when I got it. Still do think so, as a matter of fact.

I didn't realize the front section floated, but then again, I don't think I ever took it anywhere near water.
 
2012-11-07 12:22:26 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.


Same here. I had all the lower cost toys courtesy of xmas, but a toy for 100the dollars in 1986the wasnt feasible for ma and pa. So they did the next best thing. Built me and my brother 2 out of thick cardboard. Ahhh memories
 
2012-11-07 12:24:06 PM

cletusnbrandine: 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.

You didn't miss anything by not having the Flagg. It was a giant unmovable thing that sat in the middle of the room. suddenly every GI Joe adventure had to involve the ocean.


True, but could be execptional in larger outisde in the yard battles
 
2012-11-07 12:25:25 PM

theresnothinglft: Typos are half the batttle.

Veeeee IIIII Joooooe!


Damn you
 
2012-11-07 12:25:35 PM
The ten most vee eye vehicles.

Well, ok, if you say so.
 
2012-11-07 12:29:09 PM

cletusnbrandine: 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.

You didn't miss anything by not having the Flagg. It was a giant unmovable thing that sat in the middle of the room. suddenly every GI Joe adventure had to involve the ocean.


The FLAGG was the location of the Final Battle Of The Summer Of Our Youth.

Two of my friends were moving away, and another one was going off to private school, so we pretty much knew things would never be the same after that summer.

When 4 friends and I decided it was time to put away childish things, we spent the weekend after the 4th of July engaged in an epic battle to determine who won and who lost. Everyone died, but some things were worth dying for.

We donned our Lazer-tag vests and got out our guns, [I loaned both my white and black rifles to the kids that were moving, as a token of friendship, and never did ask for them back] assigned Joe/Cobra or Autobot/Decepticon names to ourselves and whoever won, that action figure lived, and the other (and their vehicle, if they came with one) would be blown up with leftover fireworks.

Finally, on Sunday evening, with about 8 action figures left (out of ... somewhere near 100 when we started) the final battle took place on the FLAGG.

We filled her full of the leftover fireworks, and gasoline, staged a mock battle, in which the bad guys won by taking control of the FLAGG, and then we floated the her into the middle of pond scuttled her to keep her out of enemy hands, and take out every last bad guy.

We shot roman candle at her until she caught fire and exploded. Only Duke, Snake Eyes, Tomax (or maybe it was Xamot) Jetfire and Megatron Survived.


[Each of us choosing one toy to keep]

It was one of those weekends that seemed to last forever, and really was the end of childhood for most of us.
 
2012-11-07 12:34:31 PM

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.
 
2012-11-07 12:38:51 PM
www.mixtaperiot.com

Welcome to the Terrordome!!
 
2012-11-07 12:42:09 PM

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

FARK YOU, these things ruled.


I had that and Roadblock...only G.I. Joe stuff I had.

Mom took away Roadblock when he kept offering body massages.
 
2012-11-07 12:44:34 PM
Old school and awesome:
www.vectis.co.uk

Working headlights and spotlight, plus a cannon that would shoot hard plastic projectiles 20 feet. Still have the jeep, but the rest got well used.
 
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
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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.

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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:

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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
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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.

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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:

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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?

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Wait... is this some sort of mashup?
 
2012-11-07 07:50:10 PM
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/plans to ask out this tall, dark, handsome VI Joe
 
2012-11-07 08:14:47 PM
CSB:
I was one of the 10 kids in the world to find where Cobra hid the "stolen missles/mass parts" or something like that (it was 86, a long time ago) and win the USS Flagg. You had to use the clues to find where they were hidden (the volcano base if i recall) and mail it in. That was after Christmas, I got a phone call from them in the spring and Most of it is still in my moms basement (no I don't still live in it)
 
2012-11-07 08:32:38 PM

FormlessOne: Headline: "The ten most VI Joe and Cobra vehicles."

Voluntary Indefinite Joe's catchphrase? "Nowhere else to go, Joe!"
Volontaire International Joe's catchphrase? "Allez Joe!"


You never watched Virgin Islands Joe growing up? It was a cartoon about an elite military force that battled evil cobras, and various other snakes. Lotta snakes on those islands.

Now I've got the theme song stuck in my head. VI Jooooooooooooe... A Real Unincorportated Territorial Hero!
 
2012-11-07 08:48:10 PM

Trade Secret: CSB:
I was one of the 10 kids in the world to find where Cobra hid the "stolen missles/mass parts" or something like that (it was 86, a long time ago) and win the USS Flagg. You had to use the clues to find where they were hidden (the volcano base if i recall) and mail it in. That was after Christmas, I got a phone call from them in the spring and Most of it is still in my moms basement (no I don't still live in it)


You won the Chips ahoy thing? Dang, I tried my best.
 
2012-11-07 09:34:07 PM
As a kid, I always wanted to BE the GI Joe, not play with dolls action figures. I was always sad they didn't make any cool GI Joe roleplaying guns.

After all, this was the 80s then you could get a realistic looking uzi for 9.99...
 
2012-11-07 10:36:54 PM

Trade Secret: CSB:
I was one of the 10 kids in the world to find where Cobra hid the "stolen missles/mass parts" or something like that (it was 86, a long time ago) and win the USS Flagg. You had to use the clues to find where they were hidden (the volcano base if i recall) and mail it in. That was after Christmas, I got a phone call from them in the spring and Most of it is still in my moms basement (no I don't still live in it)


*shakes tiny fist*

I had to beg for one. But got it for Christmas one year. Later got the Terrordrome. All in all, I collected Joes up till 93 or 94. Then when they reissued the 25th anniversary figures, I bought those packs. I had a few of the vehicles in the article and even as a kid thought to myself, "WTF? I don't even."

For example - the Terrordrome had the raised platform where the Firebat would launch from. While around the launch platform were stations for computers and communications. Wouldn't all those users and equipment fry the moment one of those launched? On the Flagg - the runway was too short for the Skystriker and the Flagg had no noticeable catapult system. If Cobra launched a coordinated air raid upon that vessel, it was sunk. Planes stuck out like a sore thumb there. Some of the other planes nozzles reached over the blast shield, so all Joes behind it were instant barbecue.
 
2012-11-07 11:32:50 PM
Www.yojoe.com Buy, sell, rock out.
 
2012-11-08 05:49:12 AM

semiotix: Lotta snakes on those islands.


semiotix: Virgin Islands


dl.dropbox.com

dl.dropbox.com
 
2012-11-08 07:37:48 AM

SithLord: Some of the other planes nozzles reached over the blast shield, so all Joes behind it were instant barbecue.




You rang?
 
2012-11-08 07:38:55 AM

sniderman: SithLord: Some of the other planes nozzles reached over the blast shield, so all Joes behind it were instant barbecue.



You rang?


Godammitsoverymuch. I fail.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-08 11:15:57 AM

Shadow Blasko: cletusnbrandine: 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.

You didn't miss anything by not having the Flagg. It was a giant unmovable thing that sat in the middle of the room. suddenly every GI Joe adventure had to involve the ocean.

The FLAGG was the location of the Final Battle Of The Summer Of Our Youth.

Two of my friends were moving away, and another one was going off to private school, so we pretty much knew things would never be the same after that summer.

When 4 friends and I decided it was time to put away childish things, we spent the weekend after the 4th of July engaged in an epic battle to determine who won and who lost. Everyone died, but some things were worth dying for.

We donned our Lazer-tag vests and got out our guns, [I loaned both my white and black rifles to the kids that were moving, as a token of friendship, and never did ask for them back] assigned Joe/Cobra or Autobot/Decepticon names to ourselves and whoever won, that action figure lived, and the other (and their vehicle, if they came with one) would be blown up with leftover fireworks.

Finally, on Sunday evening, with about 8 action figures left (out of ... somewhere near 100 when we started) the final battle took place on the FLAGG.

We filled her full of the leftover fireworks, and gasoline, staged a mock battle, in which the bad guys won by taking control of the FLAGG, and then we floated the her into the middle of pond scuttled her to keep her out of enemy hands, and take out every last bad guy.

We shot roman candle at her until she caught fire and exploded. Only Duke, Snake Eyes, Tomax (or maybe it was Xamot) Jetfire and Megatron Survived.


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How did you patch over the side that was cut away so you could get it to float? And what did you go about the Cobra chef in the bottom that went mad from being at the bottom of the sea?
 
2012-11-08 01:33:20 PM

Fano: How did you patch over the side that was cut away so you could get it to float? And what did you go about the Cobra chef in the bottom that went mad from being at the bottom of the sea?


If I remember right we used bondo, liquid nails, and styrofoam to get her to float. Made the fire "pretty"
 
2012-11-09 06:29:46 AM
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So she`s not that smart really?
 
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