Archive for the ‘Toy’ Category

Posted: September 1, 2013 in Childhood, Comic, Creative, Entertainment, Star Wars, Toy

 

The Japanese fashion label, OriginalFake, is closing shop in May 2013. But, featured in its final like is a limited edition Boba Fett vinyl figure, designed by Brooklyn-based street artist, Brian Donelly, a.k.a. KAWS. The designer toy was released Jan. 26, through its retail locations in Tokyo.


Classic Tin Toy

Posted: November 12, 2011 in Comic, History, Toy

BATMAN The MiniFigs

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Comic, Cool, Creative, Hero, Toy

Lego Train 1981-2003

Posted: August 24, 2011 in Toy

Toys from Japan

Posted: August 18, 2011 in Cool, Creative, Gadgets, Hero, Manga, Movies, Toy

Rapid Fire Motorcycle (RAM)

Posted: August 4, 2011 in Hero, Motorbike, Toy

G.I. Joe is a line of action figures produced by the toy company Hasbro. The initial product offering represented four of the branches of the U.S. armed forces with the Action Soldier (U.S. Army), Action Sailor (U.S. Navy), Action Pilot (USAF), Action Marine (USMC) and later on, the Action Nurse. The term G.I. stands for Government Issue and became a generic term for U.S. soldiers (predating the action figures), especially ground forces. The development of G.I. Joe led to the coining of the term “action figure”.

The G.I. Joe trademark has been used by Hasbro to title two different toy lines. The original 12-inch line that began in 1964 centered on realistic action figures. In the United Kingdom, this line was licensed to Palitoy and known as Action Man. In 1982, the line was relaunched in a 3¾-inch scale complete with vehicles, playsets, and a complex background story involving an ongoing struggle between the G.I. Joe Team and the evil Cobra Command which seeks to take over the Free World while using terrorism. As the American line evolved into the Real American Hero series, Action Man also changed, by using the same molds and being renamed as Action Force. Although the members of the G.I. Joe team are not superheroes, they all had expertise in areas such as martial arts, weapons and explosives.