History Franchise / GIJoe

26th Jun '16 9:51:57 AM whateveryousay21
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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: As the 1980s toy line went into the 90s, many very weird concepts started popping up in an attempt to keep kids interested, such as mutants, robot battle suits, cyborgs, space combat and alien visitors.
26th Jun '16 9:40:55 AM whateveryousay21
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the original MASS Device pilot miniseries, Snake Eyes is thought to be fatally irradiated. Major Bludd keeps the Cobra troopers from firing on him for this, and has a brief twinge of sympathy as he said he wouldn't wish what happened to Snake Eyes on his worst enemy, adding "Poor blighter."

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In the original MASS Device pilot miniseries, Snake Eyes is thought to be fatally irradiated. Major Bludd keeps the Cobra troopers from firing on him for this, and has a brief twinge of sympathy as he said he wouldn't wish what happened to Snake Eyes on his worst enemy, adding "Poor blighter.""
** Both the comics and cartoon had Cobra Commander working with the Joes to stop the drug dealer Headman- the comics play this straight, as Cobra Commander is highly disgusted by a drug dealer peddling the stuff and goes undercover(without his mask) to bring him down. The cartoon averts this, as Cobra Commander only wanted access to Headman's wealth.
24th Jun '16 4:56:13 PM WillKeaton
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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 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 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:
24th Jun '16 4:54:07 PM WillKeaton
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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 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 person, [[note]]except in some continuities, where the team is named in honor of General Joe Colton, the man responsible for its creation[[/note]], 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:
2nd Jun '16 11:37:54 AM Mhazard
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* ActionGirl: The G.I. Nurse, introduced in 1961, is both the TropeNamer and the first female character in the series.

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* ActionGirl: The G.I. Nurse, introduced in 1961, 1967, is both the TropeNamer and the first female character in the series.series. On the other hand, it enters a MisaimedMarketing terroritory since neither Hasbro nor the store managers can tell whether the G.I. Nurse should be placed alongside other G.I. Joe figures or the Barbie dolls. Today, she becomes a collector's item.
2nd Jun '16 11:23:33 AM Mhazard
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* ActionGirl: The G.I. Nurse, introduced in 1961, is both the TropeNamer and the first female character in the series.
4th Mar '16 11:40:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/SGTSavageAndHisScreamingEagles'', a 1994 30-minute animated special starring [[CaptainAmerica a World War II soldier given superhuman abilities and awakened in modern times]] to fight alongside the Joes. A corresponding toyline (with figures in the 4.5" scale rather than the traditional 3.75" scale) was made, but very short-lived.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SGTSavageAndHisScreamingEagles'', a 1994 30-minute animated special starring [[CaptainAmerica [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica a World War II soldier given superhuman abilities and awakened in modern times]] to fight alongside the Joes. A corresponding toyline (with figures in the 4.5" scale rather than the traditional 3.75" scale) was made, but very short-lived.
23rd Feb '16 12:05:23 PM MasoTey
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* HostileHitchhiker: One issue of ''Special Missions'' has an operation go seriously bad with Outback being the only one to escape. At one point, he buys a truck from a gypsy and tries to drive to a friendly country. He picks up a hitchhiker because he figures the authorities are looking for just him and a second person in the vehicle might throw them off. The hitchhiker then tries to hijack the truck and rob him. This quickly turns into MuggingTheMonster due to Outback being a highly trained soldier who then kills the hitchhiker and crashes the truck.
15th Jan '16 9:45:52 AM Anddrix
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** In particular, Snake Eyes, one of the most iconic Joes, suffered this in the original cartoon. After appearing prominently in each of the three five-part pilots, he was then shifted into the background for the remainder of the series. One apparent reason was because of him being TheVoiceless, so the producers thought that his lack of dialogue [[ViewersAreMorons would make it harder for kids to root for him]].

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** In particular, Snake Eyes, one of the most iconic Joes, suffered this in the original cartoon. After appearing prominently in each of the three five-part pilots, he was then shifted into the background for the remainder of the series. One apparent reason was because of him being TheVoiceless, so the producers thought that his lack of dialogue [[ViewersAreMorons would make it harder for kids to root for him]].him.
22nd Dec '15 6:49:46 PM DAMartin
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* ComicBook/GIJoeIDW. As mentioned above, IDW acquired the comic rights to the franchise in 2008 and began publishing their own comics in 2009. This time, instead of continuing the Marvel/Devil's Due storyline, IDW opted to start over from the beginning and create a brand new canon. They are currently publishing three ongoing titles in the new continuity (''G.I. Joe'', ''Snake Eyes'', and ''Cobra'') and a second, Larry Hama-penned revival of the original Marvel series set in the same continuity and picked up exactly where Vol. 1 had left off.

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* ComicBook/GIJoeIDW. As mentioned above, IDW acquired the comic rights to the franchise in 2008 and began publishing their own comics in 2009. This time, instead of continuing the Marvel/Devil's Due storyline, IDW opted to start over from the beginning and create a brand new canon. They are currently publishing three ongoing titles in the new continuity (''G.I. Joe'', ''Snake Eyes'', and ''Cobra'') and a second, Larry Hama-penned [[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroIDW revival of the original Marvel series series]] set in the same continuity and picked up exactly where Vol. 1 had left off.
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