There was some great things though, and to me the first 3 or 4 waves will go down as the BEST waves of toys ever. I mean, that first time you opened Snowjob, and saw skis that you could have him slide down a packed snow hill, well that rocks... And having Airborne repel down a rope... Those first vehicles that tied in perfectly to the first series of figures... The first glider vehicles that really flew, and they actually would stay in the air a long time and do loops... The Skystriker with working ejection seats that had parachutes on them.
Come on, that's GOOD toy making. That's toy making Hasbro seems to have left LONG behind.
amen to that. I loved gi joe. it was really the only thing that ever knocked off star wars for me as a kid (though boba fett was often recruited for top secret cobra missions, usually when firefly was unavailable..i.e., captured and held in castle greyskull)
the playability of those toys was off the chart and the accessories that each came with were great...especially ones like stormshadow, scrap iron, and firefly. though the 'regular' army look of that first wave (short fuse, rock n' roll, breaker, etc) was cool. it made scarlett and snake eyes stand out even more
I've thought about replacing a lot of my original ones since most are a helpless pile of arms and legs and busted o-rings (though insanely loose firefly is still on my desk along with insanely loose boba fett).