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captcalhoun January 13 2009 10:52 PM

G.I. Joe Poster
 
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i8...ijoeposter.jpg

looks to be from european toy exhibitions, there's one of Prime promoting TF2 on tf2005 as well...

Mark_Nguyen January 13 2009 11:04 PM

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Cool! What's a TVR?

Mark

Ol Scratch January 13 2009 11:38 PM

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Wait, now it's not just a world organization but a higher-than-top secret organization to boot? It's pretty much just going to be G. I. Joe in name only.

AJBryant January 13 2009 11:45 PM

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The moment GI Joe ceased to be "An American Hero" I decided I will not be seeing this movie.

Mistral January 14 2009 12:28 AM

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Quote:

Mark_Nguyen wrote: (Post 2498633)
Cool! What's a TVR?

Mark


Totally Vapid Responses

DeVario January 14 2009 01:02 AM

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If this movie doesn't end with a "and knowing's half the battle" PSA, then I'm boycotting, dammit! :scream: :)

T'Baio January 14 2009 01:48 AM

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I wanna' say fuck this movie so badly, because almost everything about it reeks.

Almost everything.

All I've seen of Snake Eyes is so right. I wanna' see Snake Eyes.

Ugly Sweater January 14 2009 02:50 AM

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Quote:

T'Baio wrote: (Post 2499352)
I wanna' say fuck this movie so badly, because almost everything about it reeks.

Almost everything.

All I've seen of Snake Eyes is so right. I wanna' see Snake Eyes.

I can show you a trouser snake's eye.

Mr. Adventure January 14 2009 03:47 AM

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Most words ever.

And "The Rise of Cobra"? **gag** Of course, I'm biased, I hate "Rise of..." 's

I assume TVR is some marketing term?

Snake Eyes looks good, the whole poster should be him with a simple GI JOE August 14 at the bottom. Maybe they will for the non toy fair version.

Corran Horn January 14 2009 04:16 AM

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Quote:

T'Baio wrote: (Post 2499352)
I wanna' say fuck this movie so badly, because almost everything about it reeks.

Almost everything.

All I've seen of Snake Eyes is so right. I wanna' see Snake Eyes.

heck, the got the tattoo right (if it is a tattoo anyway) which is something the toon didn't even do at all.

Of course, Snakes was pretty much a non-entity in the toon anyways.

Aragorn January 14 2009 07:43 AM

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AJBryant wrote: (Post 2498777)
The moment GI Joe ceased to be "An American Hero" I decided I will not be seeing this movie.

It's GI Joe against Cobra and Destro
Fighting to save the day.
He never gives up.
He's always there,
Fighting for freedom over land and air

GI Joe -- A real South American, African, Asian, European and Australian hero
GI Joe is there

Trent Roman January 14 2009 08:04 AM

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Hmm. I-Ching hexagram on the blade. Either 63 or 64, depending on whether it's meant to be read with the point of the blade up or down - "Already Fording" or "Not-Yet Fording", denoting 'Completion' or 'Incompletion', respectively. Comprised, in both forms, of both Flame and Water, with only the order inversed. I wonder what message that communicates about the nature of the villain...

...or, more likely, they probably just drew something that looked cool. :borg:

Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman

PluckyNinja January 14 2009 08:11 AM

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I think it was the second season here in Canada, the song was changed to "International Hero".

captcalhoun January 14 2009 08:34 AM

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Trent Roman wrote: (Post 2500226)
Hmm. I-Ching hexagram on the blade. Either 63 or 64, depending on whether it's meant to be read with the point of the blade up or down - "Already Fording" or "Not-Yet Fording", denoting 'Completion' or 'Incompletion', respectively. Comprised, in both forms, of both Flame and Water, with only the order inversed. I wonder what message that communicates about the nature of the villain...

...or, more likely, they probably just drew something that looked cool. :borg:

Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman

the hexagram is viewed with the solid line at the bottom.

--
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IIRC, it's supposed to represent the attainment of order and harmony.

Ol Scratch January 14 2009 11:06 AM

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PluckyNinja wrote: (Post 2500234)
I think it was the second season here in Canada, the song was changed to "International Hero".

Yeah, that was the start of the end for the name. "G.I. Joe" is a 100% American term referring 100% to American troops. A British trooper is not a G.I. Joe. An Austrian trooper is not a G.I. Joe. A Pakistani trooper is not a G.I. Joe. Hell, even a Canadian trooper isn't a G.I. Joe.

Trying to make it global rather than keeping it American is going to have the exact opposite effect of what they want. Do you think all those people around the world who hate Americans are suddenly going to like having their countrymen called a G.I. Joes? A direct and long-standing synonym for an American? Especially those who hate Americans because they try to push their values and policies on everyone around the world?

It's ten times worse than having the Last Samurai being Tom Cruise for crying out loud.


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