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Stanley Weston has passed away.  Among his accomplishments, he was a co-creator of the series Thundercats.  When he noticed that there were no dolls marketed to boys, he created G.I. Joe -- and thus the whole "action figure" genre.  Talk about leaving a big imprint.

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Date: 2017-05-10 06:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
Damn. :(

I loved THunderkats growing up-and I was the odd one who would buy G.I. Joe figures growing up. Many hours were spent with my brother and I and those figures. Along with many more with popoids and legos and other building materials. :d

RIP: Stanly.

Re: Yes...

Date: 2017-05-10 06:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
:) <3

Have you set eyes to the new incarnation? Is it as bad as...everything says it is? (I haven't because my other friends say it's horrid.)

-Fallon~

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Date: 2017-05-10 06:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
o.o *nodnod* That's interesting to know, too. Alrighty then.

I'd love to be able to read comics like everybody else. xd I've found a few with text descriptions, but they're not the norm, unfortunately.

-Fallon~

Re: Yes...

Date: 2017-05-13 11:14 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
There is a youtube channel by Comicstorian where the images from the comic books are displayed without dialogue while he summarizes the storyline verbally. It's not exact text because of potential legal issues, but my husband has started listening to it to find out what happened in past storylines for Marvel and DC. There is also a channel called Mangastorian which does the same thing from Manga.

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Date: 2017-05-10 08:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kengr
I spent a large chunk of my allowance on GI Joe stuff for years. And looking back, while I did the fighting with them bit when my brother was old enough, I did a lot of the "try them out in different outfits" bit.

One of many things I lost when I left home.

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Date: 2017-05-11 12:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
That's a shame.

Meanwhile I bought the smaller ones and would most often sit and dress them in their gear and stuff. I never did buy the larger figures, though I did see them.

-Fallon~

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Date: 2017-05-11 12:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kengr
They didn't *have* the smaller ones when I was a kid. I graduated from high school in 1973...

What I miss the most is the GI Joe astronaut in the Mercury capsule. I had even kept the box. I understand it'd be worth quite a bit now, but I'd only sell it as a last resort.

I miss the old spacecraft models I had too.

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Date: 2017-05-11 01:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
I was born in 1980; they had smaller figures packaged with some of their gear-I had Mindbender, for instance who came with that stupid large gun of his with the generator on the back. I wish I'd've known of the larger figures, I loved dressing up people in different chlothes.

My brother had a lot of the vehicles and things-I didn't, but I miss those, too. I'd love to see the capsul, that's the one thing he didn't have.

-Fallon~

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