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I’ve gotten lazy. I have so many pictures that I want to add to my site, but I haven’t been enjoying writing anything lately. So, I’ve been posting most of them to Pinterest instead. I now have well over 2,000 images on Pinterest including a few hundred I’ve re-pinned from other Pinterest users. Here’s a breakdown:
Comic Books • San Diego Comic-Con and Cosplay • Salt Lake Comic-Con and Cosplay • Sexy Cosplay • Lazy Dude Cosplay • Cosplay • Sexy • Daredevil, Batman, Punisher • Humor • Comics A-Go-Go • Movies • Star Wars • Non-Sport Trading Cards • Travel • Eclectic • Celebrities • Chocolate • Political Humor and Legitimate News • Music • TV Shows • The Sad and Outrageous • Steampunk • Art • Trees • Mena Suvari • Monica Bellucci in Black & White • Nature, the Outdoors, Quaint Places, and Space • Black
Back in the 1960s, Hasbro, the toy maker giant experimented with the idea that boys would play with dolls if dolls weren’t called dolls. So, the term “action figure” was coined. G.I. Joe is the original action figure. G.I. Joe was different in several ways from the dolls girls played with during that period:
Funny side note: G.I. Joe figures were originally issued for each of the armed services. They all had names that sound would sound totally gay today: Rocky, Ace, and Skip. Add in the muscles and facial hair and all he was lacking were leather chaps. Well, hellooooo sailor! I have to think that homophobes have something to say about boys playing with G.I. Joes. Where’s the damn study proving whatever their nonsense is this time?!
I had a couple of G.I. Joes growing up. My parents bought me the two best accessories that a kid could hope for: the Sea Wolf and the Sky Hawk. Since we had a pool in our apartment complex, I was in it constantly with the Sea Wolf submerging and surfacing it with the accompanying pump. The Sky Hawk was kind of a kite-glider and I loved it … for about the first 10 minutes. Like a kite, you attached a string and pulled the glider into the air. After it was fully extended, you stopped, letting the string detach and the Sky Hawk glide down. It worked, except that it ended up in a tree and my Dad had a really hard time getting it down. After that, I only got to fly it a few times since we didn’t live near big open fields.
In the 1980s, G.I. Joe was re-imagined as an ensemble of specialists combating a megalomaniacal horde called Cobra. The figures were scaled back from the original 12″ models down to under 4″ figures that were far less posable. They were merchandised alongside a very popular run of comic books and TV cartoons series. I didn’t much care for them.
Like a lot of older toys, older G.I. Joes are now very collectible. I wish I still had mine.
In the DC booth at Comic-Con 2013, six DC Collectibles statuettes were featured showing iconic women from comic books. They aren’t very big — maybe 8″ to 10″ tall — and are beautifully painted. The statuettes are cleverly rendered in the sexy “Good Girl” art popular during and after World War II.
The release schedule is:
They retail over $100 each.
For a blog that started out as a little piece of shit, I can’t say how pleased I am that it has grown to be a full-blown turd. Sometime today, Comicsagogo.com crossed the 200,000 page view mark. Sure, that’s nothing compared to real websites, but it’s more than the number of Facebook Likes that the Syria page has gotten.
I was hoping to sync up my 500th post with this event, but I got lazy and still have several days to go before I hit that milestone. Anyway, thanks for visiting, following, commenting, etc. Come back soon.