Throwback Thursday: more of Hasbro’s “G.I. Joe!!!”

Yo, JOE!  I had all of these in the 1980’s, and I loved all of these.

That H.A.V.O.C. vehicle was kind of preposterous; even as a kid, I recognized that.  So, too, was the “Tactical Battle Platform.”  Why wouldn’t the Joes be entrenched instead of elevated and exposed like that?  I used to pretend it was a weaponized oil rig; its underwater legs were repeatedly assailed by the Cobra frogman.

The A.W.E. Striker jeep that you see was a damned cool toy; it even had its own suspension.  The Snowcat was pretty awesome too.  Those lateral missiles were attached to the black detachable skies, giving the driver (“Frostbite”) snow-borne torpedoes.

 

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