I saw Tep today, a little worried about him...

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Kimmelweck wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 8:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 8:46pm
Kimmelweck wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 8:40pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 8:26pm
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I never owned a single GI Joe action figure/toy of any kind that I can recall. I preferred Star Wars stuff. I had the Elastic Hulk and Spider-Man though. Ripped the fuckin’ arms off both of them.

They were filled with a goo, no?
Yeah, they were filled with a thickened corn syrup. Worth a lot today because so few survived intact.
The premise of the toy is pretty much a dare to rip off the arms. No way it would have lasted more than two weeks with me.
Yeah that's probably how long mine lasted. I edited in a link to an article about them in my post above. Made a bit of a mess, so they were discontinued. Stretch Armstrong was another one.
Had no idea they were so short-lived or controversial—the sure sign of an awesome toy!
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 9:05pm
Kimmelweck wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 8:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 8:46pm
Kimmelweck wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 8:40pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 8:26pm


They were filled with a goo, no?
Yeah, they were filled with a thickened corn syrup. Worth a lot today because so few survived intact.
The premise of the toy is pretty much a dare to rip off the arms. No way it would have lasted more than two weeks with me.
Yeah that's probably how long mine lasted. I edited in a link to an article about them in my post above. Made a bit of a mess, so they were discontinued. Stretch Armstrong was another one.
Had no idea they were so short-lived or controversial—the sure sign of an awesome toy!
Like the Shoot-Your-Eye-Out Boba Fett figure (with spring-loaded missile) that was never released. :mrgreen:

I remember sending in a bunch of proof-of-purchase seals for that one and being deeply bummed that the missile wouldn't fire.

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25 Dec 2020, 9:13pm
Like the Shoot-Your-Eye-Out Boba Fett figure (with spring-loaded missile) that was never released. :mrgreen:

I remember sending in a bunch of proof-of-purchase seals for that one and being deeply bummed that the missile wouldn't fire.
I don't know that one, but I had a Cylon raider that fired little plastic missiles. Got that just before it was taken off the market and replaced with missiles that just popped out like pointy nipples.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 9:48pm
Kimmelweck wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 9:13pm
Like the Shoot-Your-Eye-Out Boba Fett figure (with spring-loaded missile) that was never released. :mrgreen:

I remember sending in a bunch of proof-of-purchase seals for that one and being deeply bummed that the missile wouldn't fire.
I don't know that one, but I had a Cylon raider that fired little plastic missiles. Got that just before it was taken off the market and replaced with missiles that just popped out like pointy nipples.
Oh yeah, the spring-loaded Boba Fett is the stuff of legend:

https://abcnews.go.com/US/rare-holy-gra ... d=71398333

There's a great documentary that came out a few years ago, called Plastic Galaxy, about Star Wars toys. Worth tracking down. The original movie really changed the whole toy culture. The documentary goes into detail about the Early Bird Special, the spring-loaded Boba Fett, etc. The success of the first movie caught everyone by surprise and Kenner had to scramble to get toys designed. Really interesting story. I remember whole department store aisles lined with Star Wars stuff for most of my childhood, and then around 1985-ish *poof* nothing.

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I've taken my Star Wars-related discussion to the Star Wars thread. :mrgreen:

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revbob wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 5:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
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I only knew those from comic book ads.
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Never found any of those in any store in my shitty hometown.
I think I had bullet man
i was ner in to it, who's the mongo-ape-boy?
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i was ner in to it, who's the mongo-ape-boy?
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the doll doesn't look ANYTHING like him, except the gold onesy (one-sey?)
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the doll doesn't look ANYTHING like him, except the gold onesy (one-sey?)
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because we could use some cheering up
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I bet I could snort the screen image and get high.
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