Well, Joe fans, even though the proverbial rug has been pulled out from under us, we mustn’t fret too long. After all, the release of a movie, though it may provide a boost to sales for a bit, is not the fuel of fandom. It’s you and I, getting our GI Joe geek on with old product as well as new, be it toys, comics, cartoons or even bed sheets and party supplies.
So in the interest of providing a little balm for the Joe geek soul, here’s one of the all time faves, the Baroness. I could say a bazillion things about the character in its toy format or its cartoon and comic versions, but I just want to leave you with a couple pics of this figure. Memories are a big part of my experience as a fan, and while my excitement for a new movie and new toys has been dissipated, the joy I get from talking about Joes of all eras has not.
Feel free to share your own reflections on this figure in the comments, and don’t let today’s news get you down. No matter what shape the brand is in, the old stuff is still there, as entertaining and fun as ever.
Okay okay, I will say one thing about the original Baroness figure–I was never embarassed as a boy to have her figure. I mean, it’s not like she’s Bespin Princess Leia in a Spirograph deco gown, this lady is toting a man-sized laser rifle and covered in leather and armor! She’s totally kick-ass!