Nice Pants Week 2017

It’s time again for another colossal celebration of clothing, a five-day festival of festoonery, a remarkable review of raiment—Nice Pants Week! I can’t believe that I’ve neglected to focus on this most essential article of clothing for so long yet again, but here we are. This time, I’ve really tried to break the coverage open a bit more, and in

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Big News From Lanard Toys

The Design Director from Lanard Toys dropped me a line about the company’s new offerings based on the upcoming Kong: Skull Island film. Check out his words and pics below, and you may see some familiar CORPS! molds among the product. We here at JAD have a soft spot for Joe-scaled dinosaurs and gorillas, so these look to be right

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2000th Post: Perspective 

Today’s post was going to be me waxing nostalgic on video about my original childhood Missile Command HQ. Then I had an idea of getting the JAD family together and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and expressing our thanks to all who follow, read and comment here. Plans changed as we were on our way to our

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Happy Birthday Will!

Hard to believe, but it’s been six years since JAD co-reviewer Will joined me and Mrs. JAD on our life journey. He’s almost exactly one year older than the site, and today was his epic 6th birthday party. The theme this year was something near and dear to my heart–Star Wars. As such, with all the prep and activity involved,

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Breaking News: GI Joe is a Doll!

This just in (from 1989), three federal judges determined that Hasbro had to continue to classify GI Joe as a doll, at least in the context of import tariffs. Well ain’t that a B. All these years, I’ve argued with my wife that I don’t collect and play with dolls. Now I guess I have to man up and admit

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Joelanta is coming!

Joelanta is coming March 12-13. It’s a great show, and hopefully in the future JAD will be able to make the trek to cover it. Here’s some info from the site, which can be found at www.joelanta.org: For more than a decade, JoeLanta has been an annual event bringing toy collectors and pop culture enthusiasts from across the country together

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead

2015 has been an interesting year for the blog. At times, it’s been a slog to keep up with daily posts (as evidenced by the lack of one yesterday) but for the most part I’m still having fun with the project. While things started out four and a half years ago as coverage of mostly GI Joe figures, I’ve branched

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Kindle Worlds Toy Fan Vote now live on Hasbro Pulse!

The G.I. JOE Kindle Worlds Toy Fan Vote is now live on Hasbro Pulse. Fans can now vote for their favorite original character from Amazon.com’s Kindle Worlds G.I. Joe stories to be added to the 2016 G.I. Joe toy line! The vote is now live on http://pulse.hasbro.com/news/article?article=gi_joe_fan_vote_survey through next Monday, November 9. Get out there and vote for your favorite!

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