Tag Archives: GI Joe

Retro Star Wars > Prequel Damage

I’m just a man. My resolve is only so strong. I swore off Star Wars a couple years ago. The toys, that is, but I haven’t seen any of the movies in years either, but that’s just a coincidence. Or … Continue reading

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The Zartan Follies Part 2 – Closing a Cold Case

Mauricio reads my blog and sent me an email after reading the entry that featured him – “The Zartan Follies.” It gave him a chuckle and he confessed that when he “disposed of” my Zartan, he felt as though he … Continue reading

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The Zartan Follies

Growing up, my best friend Mauricio and I were rabid GI Joe collectors. I was into the line first, having began my collection with the very first, pre-swivel-arm-battle-grip wave, and I like to think it was my influence that finally … Continue reading

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Yo, Joe – Why Can’t I Quit You?

I recently bought some new GI Joe figures. I’ve quit the line at least four times over the years (decades), but somehow Hasbro keeps managing to reel me back in. My fiancee, Canongirl, and I were out looking for the … Continue reading

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Emotional Resonance, or the Importance of Toys (Part 1)

Toys were my first friends. They also provided an important link to the “real” friends I would go on to make in my life. If another kid in my class was into Star Wars or GI Joe, then chances were … Continue reading

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