This box art is fabulous. One of the worst things that ever happened to me in my life was the loss of all my toys when we moved back from Europe. I had the greatest collection of 'Big Jim', 'GI Joe', 'Mego', and 'Evil Knievel' figures you could ever hope for. Seeing this art breaks my heart because I had all these things. Well except for the Sky Hawk which I flew (like a kite as per the instructions) on the day after Christmas. Once I detached the hook it was gone. Damn thing had freakish aerodynamics and it probably landed in France (we lived 15 minutes from the French border in Germany).
Robo sent me this awesome site that has the box art from all the old Joe's and the fantastic art they have in general from that classic era of the Joe toys. Don't be surprised to see many future posts on this stuff. I so wish they would just take the old molds out of storage and reissue this stuff as reasonable prices. Though I suspect I will be searching for the 'Sea Wolf' and the 'Deep Sea Diver' set online because that was my favorite set of all time. You know I have spoken fondly of my love for a good tub. Probably comes from all those hours as a kid taking my sub and figures on adventures in the 'Bubble Bath Sea'. Hated the fricken squids back then. They always kept me from the treasure chest that sometimes you had to just search for.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.