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So if updates have been more sporadic here lately than I had planned, it’s in part because I’ve had some busy weeks. Not just the parts of the week where I’m supposed to be busy doing the menial tasks that help me keep a roof over my head and food in my three hungry dogs’ bowls, but the part of the week where I’m supposed to be taking time to relax and unwind. It wasn’t but a few weeks ago that I headed to Con Nooga for a weekend of …
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In 1985, Hasbro fulfilled the dreams of millions of young boys by producing the largest playset in toy history: The U.S.S. Flagg, the (no pun intended) flagship of the G.I. Joe toy line. Thirty years later, it stands as one of the most iconic toys of all time, particularly for kids who grew up in the 1980s. For many, it is the Holy Grail of collectibles to this day.
Now, if you weren’t a ten year old boy in 1985 who was obsessed with “A Real American Hero”, you might not …
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The movie takes place in modern-day America, a good 10 years after the GI*Joe Special Forces team has defeated the forces of COBRA and disbanded. Former Joe leader and Brigadier General Clayton “Hawk” Abernathy is now the President of the United States. COBRA Commander has been defeated, and locked away in a maximum security prison where he was subsequently killed in a riot. In this universe, the silly later supernatural plot devices and characters such as Cobra-La and Serpentor have never existed, nor did the later toy gimmicks like “Team 2000” or “Eco Squad” or “Python Patrol”.