YO JOE! 25 years later
by jeremy sung & bill murphy
Welcome to the fist column called “A Discussion that looks Inside the Mind of the Insane Ramblings of Spy Magician & the Fresh Monkey”
Howdy! SpyMagician here! You may know me from the boards here at AFI and on Toymania. Well, the mighty Julius Marx was kind enough to offer my good buddy Fresh Monkey and I the chance to share our thoughts on some toys for y’all! Just think of us as the Siskel & Ebert or Hannity & Colmes of the Toy Review world
Julius has graciously let us play inside his sandbox and we couldn’t be more excited. A few weeks back he asked us to write a review of some of Hasbro’s new 25 th Anniversary G. I. Joe figures. Knowing we are 2 of the biggest Joe geeks in the world he knew we couldn’t resist.
We thought for quite a while how best to tackle a review. Most reviews have some sort of rating system. We thought that this would be best, but we knew we couldn’t top Michael Crawford. That guy writes the best reviews on the planet (next to Julius, when we can get him to write one). If you haven’t checked out MC’s reviews you need too here. ( http://www.mwctoys.com)
So as we knew we didn’t want to rip off the master, we figured the best way to review this stuff would be to just discuss it. So we don’t rate things we just ramble on about them. But we’ll try to make our points the best way we know how and hopefully you folks will tag along with us for the ride.