This week at Flashbak, I remembered the era of a "futuristic" G.I. Joe incarnation: 1977's SuperJoe.
Here's a snippet and the url: (http://flashbak.com/action-packs-that-really-work-remembering-the-superjoe-adventure-team-1977-361297/ )
"Growing up in the seventies, I absolutely loved the large scale G.I. Joe figures from Hasbro. I owned the Sea Wolf Submarine (with giant squid!), the Adventure Team HQ, a swamp hover-craft (with manta ray!), and many other toys from this era.
I wasn't really into war or straight-up action.
As a kid, I wanted outer space, monsters, aliens, and so on. So the G.I. Joe toys -- many of which I gratefully received as hand-me-downs from my Uncle Glen -- were awesome, but not precisely my cup of tea.
Hence the arrival of Super Joe Adventure Team. I did not have many toys from this line, but I had the most important one: The Commander.
At age 8 or 9, I thought that Joe looked incredible cool. The vest was removable too, so I could hang it up in the Adventure HQ when The Commander wasn't in action.
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