G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) – Worth The Wait?

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the the sequel to the 2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra…. sort of.  Before I get into this I wanted to mention two things.  First, this review will contain spoilers.  If you haven’t watched the movie yet and you don’t want to know the plot stop reading and come back when you’ve seen it.  Second, I’m a HUGE G.I. Joe fan.  Not only of the live action stuff, but more … Continue reading

Destro Swinging On The Pegs

Destro At Target

I don’t do much toy collecting these days for a variety of reasons, but I still have a love for some specific G.I. Joe characters.  My two all time favorite characters are Storm Shadow (the Cobra ninja) and his G.I. Joe counterpart Snake Eyes.  I’m such a big fan of those two characters that I’ll pick up a figure of them even if I’m not collecting the entire line. Anyhow… There’s a Storm Shadow figure … Continue reading

The End Of The Line – G.I. Joe Pursuit Of Cobra

G.I. Joe Action Figures

I’ve been a huge fan of G.I. Joe for about as long as I can remember.  I collected the toys when I was growing up, watched the cartoon religiously and read the comic books.  When it came time to see G.I. Joe in the theater I was one of the few who actually enjoyed it on the big screen. These days with the boys I don’t do a whole lot of toy collecting.  The vast … Continue reading

Another Childhood Favorite – ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra’

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Before I start this review I wanted to give you my Joe credentials.  While I’m not old enough to have had the 12 inch figures I was fanatical when it came to the Hasbro figures and the original Marvel comic books.  I watched the cartoons religiously and remember like it was yesterday when I saw the animated movie for the first time – Cobra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!!!  With that out of the way, on to the review. This … Continue reading

Is My Childhood Being Raped?

Child Of The 80's

I was born in the mid 70’s. It was before we had hundreds of channels on TV and it was before there was a blockbuster a week in the theaters.  There are comic, cartoon and movie properties that are so ingrained into my being that they are a part of me… and they’re all being redone for the sake of the almighty dollar. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Halloween, Friday The 13th, Tron… I could … Continue reading