Yes, just when you think your shopping cart is full or layaway order is complete, here's some additional news: new G.I. Joes are OUT. Yes, the 12" kind. (I ignore the smaller ones. Too small.) Here is a photo of three playscale Joes:
The first from the left, I could ignore. He is a Heavy Gunner. Cute but nothing special going aside from him being a Joe. The big gun doesn't interest me. I have a shoebox full of Power Team and Joe guns. Yawn. Necessary, but not high on the fun factor for me. But the second Joe comes with an extra WOW factor. Behold a Police K-9 Unit - Joe and an incredibly realistic German Shepherd dog. Uh huh. A really cool dog, done better than any by Muh - oops, rude of me to comment on that. Let's just say that this dog looks like a dog and not a fantastical rendering of a drugged creature. Then there is the third from the left Joe. OOooooohhhhh. He is a First Responder Firefighter. He has a hatchet and a firefighter outfit. Imagine the drama possibilities of that. Joe and the hatchet rushing to break down a door to save someone.
Of the three Joes shown here, I put the Police K-9 Unit top on my want list. I mean, look at that dog. Here's a closer shot of the dog.
Need to pass this information on to another collector who likes dogs. (Actually, I am partial to cats, but realistic playscale cats are hard to find. Sigh. But having the dog, well, that would be fun, too.)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Whoa! Can those be Ken fashions I like? Let's look again. Darker colors, yes. Murky teal and brown top with teal-brown camouflage pants. A traditional pullover and slacks. Oh and what about that little "straw" hat with the sleeveless striped tank. (Aside: getting a little cool here in Philly for that kind of outfit ... in spite of this brief warm-up. But hey, he's Ken and dazzling wherever he stands.)
Speaking of "dazzling," have you seen smarmy Ken's return as an Ice Skater. This year though, he is in a gift set with Barbie. What more could he ask for for his 50th anniversary? Let's see ... a car, an apartment, furniture, etc. Maybe other guys would. But not Ken.