Friday, February 15, 2008

Another Commercial Break

Sorry for the dearth of posts lately. It's been crazy this past week. I'm at the Farpoint convention this weekend and probably won't have time to post the entry for issue #7. However, I can leave you with this commercial for the first line of G.I. Joe action figures back in 1982.

As a kid, I loved how this ad introduced me to the characters (the comic commercial only mentioned Hawk). However, with 25 years of hindsight under my belt, I'm a little embarrassed about this commercial and its pedestrian production values. Sure, there was some recycling of the comic spot but then it segues into lazy zooms of action figures.

I'm also a little embarrassed to say that I have every single one of these figures in my possession.

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