History Franchise / GIJoe

10th Jun '17 9:27:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ArgentinaIsNaziland: In ''Special Missions #2'', an elderly Nazi is hiding out in a special jungle fortress.

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* ArgentinaIsNaziland: In ''Special Missions #2'', an [[NaziGrandpa elderly Nazi Nazi]] is hiding out in a special jungle fortress.
7th Jun '17 10:37:17 AM hullflyer
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** That's nothing- Quick Kick is often seen only wearing karate pants, and his debut scene of the cartoon was set in Antarctica. No tonly was he shirtless, but he was walking ''barefoot'' on solid ice!

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** That's nothing- nothing - Quick Kick is often seen only wearing karate pants, and his debut scene of the cartoon was set in Antarctica. No tonly Not only was he shirtless, but he was walking ''barefoot'' on solid ice!
2nd Apr '17 10:23:48 AM MarkLungo
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This dates back from the 60's, when Palitoy licensed the original G.I. Joe figure as ''ActionMan''. Two decades later, ''Action Force'' was launched as an independent extension of the Action Man line. This changed with Hasbro's acquisition of the Palitoy assets, after which the Joes were introduced with European birthplaces.

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This dates back from the 60's, when Palitoy licensed the original G.I. Joe figure as ''ActionMan''.''WesternAnimation/ActionMan''. Two decades later, ''Action Force'' was launched as an independent extension of the Action Man line. This changed with Hasbro's acquisition of the Palitoy assets, after which the Joes were introduced with European birthplaces.



** In the UK, the original 12" figures were renamed ''ActionMan'', and eventually gained their own, separate {{canon}}.

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** In the UK, the original 12" figures were renamed ''ActionMan'', ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan'', and eventually gained their own, separate {{canon}}.
2nd Apr '17 10:14:28 AM MarkLungo
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''G.I. Joe''[[note]]As far back as UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, "G.I. Joe" (for '''G'''overnment '''I'''ssue Joe) was slang for an American rank-and-file soldier. There was even a movie titled ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' that came out in 1945.[[/note]] is a franchise created by American toymaker Creator/{{Hasbro}} in 1964 to [[MerchandiseDriven promote their line of military toys]]. Notably, the original toys were the very first to be called "action figures" (to appeal to boys who didn't want to play with "dolls", although the line was conceived as a SpearCounterpart to ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}''). In this first incarnation, G.I. Joe was the name of the main character, and the figures were based on each branch of the United States military. However,the increasing opposition to UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar caused the brand's popularity to decline, so in the late 1960s the franchise reinvented itself as the "Adventure Team," trading warfare for exploration in exotic locations. While the drastic change allowed ''G.I. Joe'' to survive Vietnam, the line was eventually ended in 1976.

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''G.I. Joe''[[note]]As Joe''[[labelnote:name origin]]As far back as UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, "G.I. Joe" (for '''G'''overnment '''I'''ssue Joe) was slang for an American rank-and-file soldier. There was even a movie titled ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' that came out in 1945.[[/note]] [[/labelnote]] is a franchise created by American toymaker Creator/{{Hasbro}} in 1964 to [[MerchandiseDriven promote their line of military toys]]. Notably, the original toys were the very first to be called "action figures" (to appeal to boys who didn't want to play with "dolls", although the line was conceived as a SpearCounterpart to ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}''). In this first incarnation, G.I. Joe was the name of the main character, and the figures were based on each branch of the United States military. However,the increasing opposition to UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar caused the brand's popularity to decline, so in the late 1960s the franchise reinvented itself as the "Adventure Team," trading warfare for exploration in exotic locations. While the drastic change allowed ''G.I. Joe'' to survive Vietnam, the line was eventually ended in 1976.
4th Mar '17 2:04:13 PM nombretomado
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The second incarnation of the franchise began in 1982, four years after Hasbro's rival Creator/{{Kenner}} launched their popular ''Franchise/StarWars'' toyline. Unlike ''G.I. Joe'', which had 12" action figures, ''Star Wars'' figures were 3 3/4" tall, allowing them to also sell playsets and vehicles at low prices and thus make even more money. [[FollowTheLeader Seeing the massive profit Kenner was making]], Hasbro decided to relaunch ''G.I. Joe'' in the new scale and hired MarvelComics to create a story, characters, and media tie-ins for the line. Marvel eventually came up with a premise that is still the core of the franchise today - G.I. Joe was no longer one person,[[note]]except in some continuities, where the team is named in honor of General Joe Colton, the man responsible for its creation,[[/note]] but the name of an elite American military unit engaged in a battle against the terrorist organization Cobra and its plans to TakeOverTheWorld. To promote the line (now dubbed ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero''), Marvel launched two tie-ins:

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The second incarnation of the franchise began in 1982, four years after Hasbro's rival Creator/{{Kenner}} launched their popular ''Franchise/StarWars'' toyline. Unlike ''G.I. Joe'', which had 12" action figures, ''Star Wars'' figures were 3 3/4" tall, allowing them to also sell playsets and vehicles at low prices and thus make even more money. [[FollowTheLeader Seeing the massive profit Kenner was making]], Hasbro decided to relaunch ''G.I. Joe'' in the new scale and hired MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics to create a story, characters, and media tie-ins for the line. Marvel eventually came up with a premise that is still the core of the franchise today - G.I. Joe was no longer one person,[[note]]except in some continuities, where the team is named in honor of General Joe Colton, the man responsible for its creation,[[/note]] but the name of an elite American military unit engaged in a battle against the terrorist organization Cobra and its plans to TakeOverTheWorld. To promote the line (now dubbed ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero''), Marvel launched two tie-ins:
20th Feb '17 2:28:14 PM SniperJ
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** ''ComicBook/{{Revolutionaries}}'': A crossover series featuring the Joe member Mayday, and guest starring the likes of Snake-Eyes, Mike Power, and Cobra Commander.
18th Feb '17 8:49:36 AM SniperJ
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** ''ComicBook/GIJoe2016'': The first IDW G.I. Joe series following the establishment of the HasbroUniverse, and a more fantastical take on the franchise (featuring the Transformer Skywarp as a member!).
13th Feb '17 3:46:55 PM Wyldchyld
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* WhipItGood: In TheMovie prequel comic, the Baroness demonstrates a previously undemonstrated facility with the bullwhip. Let's face it though... when you are TheBaroness and have ''that'' [[FetishFuel outfit]], you can't really say it's surprising.

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* WhipItGood: In TheMovie prequel comic, the Baroness demonstrates a previously undemonstrated facility with the bullwhip. Let's face it though... when you are TheBaroness and have ''that'' [[FetishFuel outfit]], outfit, you can't really say it's surprising.
10th Feb '17 11:30:54 PM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'', a 2010 animated series airing on TheHub, a network owned jointly by Hasbro and Discovery Communications. Taking inspiration from ''Series/TheATeam'', ''Renegades'' recasts the Joes as a group of soldiers falsely accused of terrorism, and the series follows their efforts to clear their names and expose the real enemy: the sinister MegaCorp Cobra Industries. After one season, the show was put on hiatus; it is currently unlikely it will ever return.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'', a 2010 animated series airing on TheHub, [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]], a network owned jointly by Hasbro and Discovery Communications. Taking inspiration from ''Series/TheATeam'', ''Renegades'' recasts the Joes as a group of soldiers falsely accused of terrorism, and the series follows their efforts to clear their names and expose the real enemy: the sinister MegaCorp Cobra Industries. After one season, the show was put on hiatus; it is currently unlikely it will ever return.
7th Feb '17 7:39:12 PM erforce
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** Cobra combat trainer Big Boa was originally part of a plan for a ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' tie-in; This fell through, but much later in the comics his history was revealed to be eerily similar to Rocky's, except, like, evil.

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** Cobra combat trainer Big Boa was originally part of a plan for a ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' tie-in; This fell through, but much later in the comics his history was revealed to be eerily similar to Rocky's, except, like, evil.
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