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SilverOptimus
02-17-2011, 01:47 PM
"G. I Joe" has made it to the Time Magazine’s All-Time 100 Greatest Toys list, today.

"In 1964, during the Cold War, a new kind of "doll" emerged on the toy scene — and this one wasn't sitting still. Marketed to boys, Hasbro's G.I. Joe was a moving, talking "action figure" that came with a volume of war accoutrements that would make Barbie's shoe collection seem frugal in comparison. Hasbro established the character as a macho war hero and, more importantly, the anti-Ken. Though they were nearly the same size, Hasbro's marketing campaign couldn't have been clearer: This was a boy's toy. Depending on your household, G.I. Joe was either carrying out dangerous missions of war or driving Barbie around in her pink convertible, but he never suffered from an identity crisis. Along with the toy, Hasbro fostered a series of comics, a television series, video games and even a feature-length film."

G. I. Joe is not alone. Hasbro’s My Little Pony and Transformers (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generation-1-1/transformers-chosen-as-one-of-the-all-time-100-greatest-toys-by-time-magazine-171512/") also made it to the 100 most influential toys from 1923 to the present.

Check out the full list at Time.com (http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2049243,00.html).

Congratulations G. I. Joe!

D00MTR0N
02-17-2011, 01:50 PM
very cool

brock Samson
02-17-2011, 01:51 PM
Where is Lego? This writer is a moron.

RolandofGilead
02-17-2011, 01:57 PM
Where is Lego? This writer is a moron.

Check the 1940s

Legos - All-TIME 100 Greatest Toys - TIME (http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2049243_2048651_2049040,00.html)

SilverOptimus
02-17-2011, 01:58 PM
Where is Lego? This writer is a moron.

Final entry of "1940s". :)

joedelta
02-17-2011, 02:36 PM
Are parents and some grandparents had alot of the same stuff as we did as kids(legos, potatoe head, barbie, gijoe). So why do they bitch they didnt have toys like we did? lol

Red Herring
02-17-2011, 03:25 PM
What, no Inhumanoids?

RuckusJr
02-17-2011, 03:29 PM
This list loses all credibility with the inclusion of Zhu Zhu pets and Ferbie.

Red Herring
02-17-2011, 03:30 PM
I didn't actually click the link, did Visionaries make the cut?

Dawg99
02-17-2011, 03:31 PM
no Thundercats hoooooooooooooooooooo

RuckusJr
02-17-2011, 03:35 PM
no Thundercats hoooooooooooooooooooo

Or MASK.

jhester
02-17-2011, 04:27 PM
I call bullshit since the 3-3/4 line is not represented in the 1980's section. That line was as innovative if not more so as the 60's dolls. The USS Flagg by itself should warrant inclusion.

DOCHOLIDAY56
02-17-2011, 09:41 PM
it obviously ONE persons look at the greatest toys of all time AND IT DOES SAY INFLUENCIAL TOYS-- how did thunder cats influence anything?

wertdog91
02-17-2011, 10:09 PM
What, no Inhumanoids?

We have enough of us on here

Shooter
02-18-2011, 03:39 AM
My Joes certainly influenced me.

07GT500 COBRA
02-18-2011, 06:11 AM
Fireworks should be on that list. They made just about every toy on their list 100x better.

07GT500 COBRA
02-18-2011, 06:12 AM
I call bullshit since the 3-3/4 line is not represented in the 1980's section. That line was as innovative if not more so as the 60's dolls. The USS Flagg by itself should warrant inclusion.

I concur. But Time is staffed by a bunch of liberal wussies. Can't have Reagan-era war toys on there.