you that either are too young to know or who
are really brain dead, the GI Joe cartoon was
a Marvel/Sunbow cartoon series that began in
1983 with GI Joe: A Real American Hero, a five
part special. It was followed by another five
parter: The Revenge of Cobra (GI Joe II) in
1984 and then became a regular series in 1985.
It continued to air until 1995 on the USA network.
The show is about a military special forces
group saving the world from a terrorist group
called Cobra. It had excellent animation, a
sensational voice cast and the greatest audio
and video editing ever.
Hasbro was considering a return of G.I.Joe in
the early 1980s, the two main forces at Hasbro
behind creating the 3 3/4" line were Bob Prupis
and Kirk Bozigian. The figures themselves were
designed by Hasbro's artists and creators. Lastly,
Larry Hama was the writer of the Marvel Comics
G.I.Joe comic book for its entire 12 year run,
wrote many of the filecards that accompanied
the figures, and had a huge influence on the
success of G.I.Joe.
At its peak, the G.I.Joe logo could be found
on everything - school supplies, several video
games, an electric train set, a card game, many
lunch boxes, board games, puzzles, several sets
of trading cards, several lines of comic books
by two different companies, posters, party supplies,
two separate cartoons done by two different
companies, and a motion picture.
When the 3 3/4" G.I.Joe toy line was cancelled
in 1994, it was generally assumed that it was
due to waning interest and poor sales. The official
reason given by Hasbro was due to loss of market
share to other "tougher" toys like X-Men and