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YMMV: G.I. Joe Extreme
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Several episodes in the first season had rock music sequences at random moments. Not only did the music completely replace the rest of the audio, but the confusing, looping editing used for them wouldn't look out of place in a Youtube Poop.
  • Dork Age: The figures were 5 inches tall and sported at best five points of articulation, a large departure from the much more poseable Real American Hero (and even Sgt. Savage) figures, and looked like Liefeldian wet dreams.
  • Freud Was Right: This essay argue that the toys promote "ideological mechanism inscribed by a hypermasculine sign system. One of the argument provided is that the missiles coming with the toys looks like "circumcised erect male penis".
  • Growing the Beard: The second season has stronger writing and removes the sillier elements.
  • Narm: The live-action segments that introduced every episode of the first season. Actors picked out more for their physique than their acting ability lipsync their lines which are then dubbed over by the series' voice actors, coupled with Conspicuous CGI and a few instances of poor costuming (Black Dragon suffers excessively from this) make these intros incredibly hard to take seriously.

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