Tag: G.I. Joe

Retro Ad for G.I. Joe Episodes on F.HE.

GI Joe

I can’t believe how affordable those tapes were back in 1985.  One whole episode…a whopping 23 minutes of run time for the low, low price of just $39.95!

Seriously?!?  Is that how much those things cost back in the day?  I only ever owned one of the tapes from f.h.e., and now I can certainly see why.  That is insane for a cartoon tape, even if it is G.I. Joe.

How I Remember Christmas


Like I’m sure it was for most kids, December 25th has always been one of those benchmark dates on the calendar. Along side my birthday, and the last day of school, it has always been a measuring point for the year. And for good reason, as I’m sure I’m not alone in enjoying the gift giving, gift getting, food, and fellowship that the magical holiday brings.

For me though, the highlight has always been about the time I get to spend with family. Especially my Dad. All through my years of growing up, my Dad traveled. He would be gone for roughly 300 out of the 365 days of a year. But his work always slowed down in December and he had a lot of time at home that lined up so well with our Christmas break from school. And while he himself never got overly excited about Christmas, he did so many little things to make it special for me. Things that most would not think are overly special, but so special to me, that I try to do the exact same things for my daughters every year now.

There is so much nostalgia built into the holiday season for me. So many different things about the holiday that trigger vibrant memories of some of the happiest times of my life. So here in this article, I want to share with you a lot of the little things that I enjoy during the Christmas season, their origins in the past, and some of the strong memories associated with them.

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Vintage Ad for G.I.Joe Mail Away Action Figures

GI Joe

I used to sit and stare at ads like this, wishing I had the money to buy them, and also hoping Mom and Dad would do the leg work to mail the money away.  Alas, I was never able to order a single figure from any of the ads.

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