G.I. Joe is dead. R.I.P. Rest in Peace. I have followed the property continuously since 1982 when I bought most of the first series "straight arms" off the shelf. I read every issue of the Marvel Comics G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comic book series straight off the shelf beginning at issue seven. I was more a fan of the comics than of the Sunbow cartoon series but I have still seen every one of them.
Even through the "dark years" of the late 1990s when there weren't any G.I. Joe products on the shelf, I continued to be a fan, collecting figures off of eBay and flea markets. I didn't even hate the movies. Ok, the first one was a little rough, but I don't hate it. I am as hardcore a G.I. Joe fan and collector as you will find. While I'm not a famous or a well known member of the online community, I watch all the videos from the greats like FormBX257 and Hooded Cobra Commander 788. I am a big fan of GIJoburg podcast, Joe on Joe, Star Joes…
The latest edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast takes a look at the music of the late Tom Petty the classic rock icon. Karl also remembers his favorite pro wrestling announcer, Lance Russell, who also just passed away. Karl and Tonya discuss the first Haunted Attraction of the season from an old abandoned school in Courtland, Alabama. Then Tonya reads some eerie stories that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. It's the new When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com ! When It Was Cool is a Patreon funded podcast - https://www.patreon.com/wiwcool
Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool discuss the outstanding Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us discussing the Star Wars and G.I. Joe episodes, a listener has some Millennial questions, and at the end of the show (with appropriate spoiler warnings given) we discuss for the first time on the flagship show our thoughts on Star Wars The Last Jedi. There are NO spoilers until the end of the show and we give appropriate warnings in case you want to listen to the podcast and still skip the Last Jedi talk.