Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Aug 13, 2020, 11:39:
I was a big fan of G.I. Joe as a kid, but the trailer didn't invoke much nostalgia or interest. It looks like a colourful action game with little depth. Never-the-less, I might check it out if the reviews are decent. I am already skeptical though.
I was also a big fan of GI Joe, at least for a while. Had a good amount of the toys, including Sergeant Slaughter; probably 8 or 9 total GI Joe toys. I loved the cartoon. I owned the movie on VHS. I have no nostalgia for it, though. None.
Part of me wonders if it's just that I was super young when I was a GI Joe fan, and moved to matchbox and LEGO when I got a bit older. Part of me wonders if the movies killed nostalgia even if I never watched them. Part of me wonders if it's something about GI Joe in general that's led to it being less a part of pop culture outside of the 80s despite other, similar products having lasting power.
Or, maybe I'm just too old for that kind of nostalgia. I feel as if my nostalgia for GI Joe is comparable to my nostalgia for MASK. Yet I'll occasionally find websites discussing weird toys I had that never caught on and no one much remembers - those are the ones I have a nostalgia for, oddly.