I had plenty of Hasbro’s “G.I. Joe” vehicles; the “Tomahawk” and the “Rattler” were easily my favorites. I assiduously protected all of those detachable missiles and bombs. I might have been a spacey kid in a lot of ways, but I was positively O.C.D. where ordnance was concerned.
God, these toys were fun. Look at that red-clad Cobra pilot. His outfit just screams “evil.” His codename was “Wild Weasel.” I suppose that might be confusing to people who actually know something about military aircraft — “Wild Weasels” were real-life Vietnam-era U.S. fighter jets designed to target Soviet surface-to-air missiles. (The only reason I know that is because they were featured in Tom Clancy’s retro “Debt of Honor.”)
The affable-looking Joe pilot had correspondingly affable name — “Lift Ticket.”