Defiant in 1987 Toys R Us Ad
The Defiant is one of the great trinity of ultra-mega-huge GI Joe vehicles/playsets alongside the Flagg and Terrordrome. To say the toy is large is an understatement. I had mine displayed in a room for a time, and it is a behemoth. Unfortunately, I stepped on the front section of the crawler and snapped off a corner. Yeah, not good. Anyway, I was out of GI Joe by the time it was in stores, so I don’t have recollection of it as a kid. If an adult thinks this thing is big, imagine what it seemed like to a kid. It’s like the reverse of going back to your old grade school and realizing how small everything is.
On the same page, we get a sample of Transformers with the Technobots, Battle Beasts, as well as two of my miscellaneous 80s faves, Air Raiders and Visionaries. I’d love to cover those two lines in a blog a la JAD. I suppose I can work Visionaries in since their construction is similar to small Joe.