Ratchet RetroCast Ep 26Span a 50 year journey to find the origin of “The Action Figure” with us as we dive into the core of G.I. Joe! Learn about the twisted path that Hasbro had to undertake to get this toy line approved in the 60’s. This new toy then spawned a revolution in the toy industry for decades to come leading to the ever popular 1980’s cartoon and comics. And what better place to record than in the heart of JoeLanta, Atlanta’s own toy fair dedicated to G.I. Joe! Q and Strangeway go out into the field to interview leaders of the convention as well as die hard fans right off the street! They risk life and limb surround by dioramas of battle scenarios as they bring you total coverage!

Show Notes:
GI Joe
The Secret History of GI Joe
JoeLanta
Fensler Films PSA Parodies
GI Joe, the Real American Hero
William “The Refrigerator” Perry as a Joe
GI Joe, the Comics!
3D Joes
The Ballad of G.I. Joe
The Pop Culture King show on AM 1690
Monsterama
Stairway Toys, the only place that had Rock Lords

Ratchet News Flash!
March 15, 1956 – Forbidden Planet is released
March 16, 1984 – Peter Davidson ends his run as The Doctor
March 17, 1948 – William Gibson is born