Originally Posted by SierraCook
- Our 3 dogs - they went everywhere my brother and I went.
this doesn't sound right. lol
yes, i'm childish...
i loved my g.i. joe's. especially when they came out with life-like hair and beard. i had the best joe around because of an accident. i managed to scrape off some of his beard one day playing too rough, so i found one of my dad's safety razors and finished the job, leaving my g.i. joe with a funky fu-manchu moustache. this was around 1972, so weird facial hair meant that you were anti-establishment, and therefore cool. all of my friends wanted to know where i got the "special edition" joe.
i even taught myself to sew (really just cave-man stitching) with my g.i. joe.
i remember liking all of the neat uniforms and gear that was available for them, but i couldn't afford it. also, i was into spiderman. so i took some red and blue felt, and raided my mom's sewing box and found a permanent marker and got to work.
i then had the only g.i. joe with a (trademark infringement
) spiderman costume, complete with mask.
those were good days.
then i got a little older, and my friends and cousins and i built vietnamese looking villiages in the woods across the street from my house, put our g.i. joe's in their jeeps and helicopters and blew everything up or set it on fire.
it was our apocalypse now.