|View Poll Results: What do you think about the '80's GI Joe cartoon series?|
|I love it nearly as much as my first-born child.||166||83.00%|
|I don't see what's the big deal.||13||6.50%|
|I didn't watch it much.||12||6.00%|
|Sorry, before my time, old man.||9||4.50%|
|Voters: 200. You may not vote on this poll|
|02-10-2009, 11:53 AM||#31|
Join Date: Dec 2008
The cartoon was a staple of my childhood. "World's Without End", with it's darker themes still gives me chills. "No Place Like Springfield" is another classic. There was definitely some episodes that were more serious. "Memories of Mara" Is another favorite of mine.
I'd love to see a Mara figure, along with the police uniformed Dreadnoks from "World's Without End."
I never read the comics until about 10 years ago, so the cartoon since embedded in my childhood is still my favorite.
|02-10-2009, 02:23 PM||#32|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hillsboro, IL
I grew up with the cartoon and watching that show every weekday is one of the most persistent memories of my childhood. I knew about the comic, but to this day, I've never read more than a couple of issues. So, for me the cartoon was it. Even when the information on a figure's file card seemed to contradict the cartoon, I would always default to the cartoon as "canon."
My parents were very much against my brother and I watching movies and cartoons that had too many sci-fi or fantasy elements in them. So, no Star Wars, Transformers, He-Man, Thundercats, Silverhawks, etc. However, GI Joe was just rooted enough in reality for my parents to let us watch it every day. Also, my dad was a Vietnam vet, so he was happy to let us watch a TV show that portrayed America's military in a positive light and was unashamed of appearing patriotic.
I was 11 years old when the cartoon first aired and I was always aware of the silliness of it, in terms of the military tactics used and it's depiction of warfare; so in some ways I think I'm more forgiving of the show now than I was back then.
|02-10-2009, 02:43 PM||#33|
Join Date: Jul 2008
There needs to be an option between 1 and 2. I loved the original cartoon but not as much as a first born child.
|02-17-2009, 05:02 AM||#34|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: columbia station, oh
holy friggin cow...really, man i remember watching robotech at 3;30 transformers at4 and gijoe at 430 on ch 43 wuab....now that was cartoons/ miss that...the golden age of toys and cartoons
|02-23-2009, 10:09 PM||#35|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Athens AL
For me Robotech came on at like 6am were I lived.Me and My bro would get up and watch it before school.GI Joe and Transformers came on after school.The Marvel/Sunbow series was my favorite but when DIC get the rights to GI Joe that ruined it for me.The vehicles were cool(ok yes they were)but the writing was terrrible.About the Mara character,I would like to see a figure of her as well.
|02-24-2009, 10:42 PM||#36|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: San Francisco
I feel old that I remember my brother being excited about the debut of MTV.
|02-25-2009, 07:00 AM||#37|
The Last Resort
Join Date: Mar 2008
i thought it was great.....just as good as the movie!!
|02-25-2009, 07:26 AM||#38|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West by God
I friggin lived for the cartoon when I was little. Rolling out of bed early Saturday mornings to watch it. Then I found the comics...and all was right with the world.
|02-25-2009, 07:46 AM||#39|
Janitor at Extensive Ent
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
If not for those PSA's at the end of each episode, I probably would not have survived my childhood. I still know how to escape a fire and approach a strange dog. I owe my life to that cartoon.
|04-08-2009, 12:11 AM||#40|
WAR DAMN EAGLE !
Join Date: Apr 2009
The show got me turned onto the action figures.I was never really into the comic books.I was to busy out back strappin bottle rockets destro and baronese and sendin them across the neighborhood.Wish i would have saved all my joes i had as a kid.
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