Friday, September 19, 2008

Code name: Lt. Torpedo

I have always loved toys that had a water theme to them. So how do you make a character better in my book? Add flippers and a scuba mask and viola! Instant success! This formula works for Batman, Spiderman, Iron Man, maybe Hulk, and definitely GI Joe!

Originally back in 1996 I had (and still do, minus some accessories)
Wet Suit, this guy could easily be on my top ten list, which is more like a top gazillion list. While Wet suit wasn’t really armed to do some fighting, he did come with some nifty gear plus he had flippers!

So this year I noticed that Hasbro made a scuba guy for the new updated GI Joes, Lt. Torpedo. They made one back in the day, I never found one, but he was an original Joe. While I wished that they had made Wet Suit first, a Joe with flippers is always a welcome site.

Lt. Torpedo comes with a sweet harpoon gun, a knife for some shark fighting action, a gun with silencer (he is a S.E.A.L), a set of tanks, did I mention flippers, the standard issue GI Joe stand with name, and a removable mask, a freaking removable mask. It is crazy what they can do with action figures these days!

So until they make a Wet Suit, this guy is going to be my Joe Collection’s S.G.C. (Scuba Guy in Charge). Side note, no I don’t take my toys in the tub, I’m too old for that, though I did get made fun of for buying him. All I could say in my defense was that I would never take my GI Joes in the tub; Aquaman already has dibs on that area of the house!

Yo Joe!

G.I. JOE: 13

1 comment:

Bubbashelby said...

The original Torpedo was one of the very very few (two that I can remember) GI Joes I had as a kid. I found him in a field near my house where the local Joe-Philes had been playing earlier that day.

I was always a big proponent of the "finders keepers losers weepers" philosophy as a child.

The other GI Joe I had was the one that came with the styrofoam hang-glider.