During the 90’s, Hasbro not only devoted their resources to G.I. Joe, but also acquired the Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat licenses and managed to integrate them into their G.I. Joe toyline. The result was somewhat mixed.
Fans of the video games ended up a bit disappointed no doubt that the G.I. Joe figures were not very accurate to the source material, meanwhile ardent fans of G.I. Joe were wondering what the hell these video games were doing in their army toys. One figure in particular stood out. While many figures simply re-used G.I. Joe parts, Goro stood out. A completely newly tooled figure (four arms and all!) Goro was the shining star of the Mortal Kombat theme.
Over at JoeDeClassified they’ve posted a terrific “Tales from the Vault” featuring Goro in various incarnations, including test shot images and concept art. It’s an awesome read and there are some great tidbits in there. Check it out over at JoeDeClassified.com.
Anyone who has been going through What’s on Joe Mind withdrawls should have their appetite satisfied this morning with TWO new installments uploaded to our Podbean page! Gary, Mike, and WOJM stalwart Greg all pitched in to bring us a live episode straight from the site of Coil Con itself.
But wait, that’s not all… we also get whirlwind guest appearances by Fred Doss, Director of and Beachhead from G.I. Joe: Initiate, Robert Atkins, artist from IDW, Todd from Kokomo Toys and Jay Hunger from CardedHeroes.com! Check out the embedded players below, and Show Notes are after the jump.
Coil Con is over and Gary has some editing time again, so here is episode 66 of What’s on Joe Mind, the foremost G.I. Joe podcast on the ‘net! The guys give a little run down of what’s been going on in our pesky “real lives” to delay episode releases, and we also have the immense pleasure to speak with Hasbro designers Andrew and Trina about the work they’ve done for Hasbro in general and on the G.I. Joe brand specifically. Some awesome insight about the modern Joes design philosophy and the infamous Dollar Store figures! Hit up our Podbean page or check out the Embedded players below. Show notes as always are after the jump.