Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Boys are Back in Town!

It’s been a while since we have last seen our boys... Hmm, when did I post that last challenge? July?!!! What the what?!!! Where have you blokes been???
Well, it’s a good thing that I yam very passive on the deadline rule... Wait, what’s that? THERE ARE NO DEADLINES, ya turkeys! HAW HAW! Had ya goin’ didn’t I?
Anyway, here are the GI JOE fetches, and they sure turned out fantastic.

Obviously, Snake Eyes has always been/is now/and always will be THE man around Joe headquarters. So if there's a party, the ladies are going to congregate around him. I thought it would be funny for him to be using his extensive ninja training to prepare a "foofy" drink, like a mojito. I also thought it would be funny to for him to drink such a popular/hip drink while women fawn over him, but dress in an incredibly socially awkward way... Black socks with sandals, very pale and still wearing his mask. Maybe I think too much.
Artwork courtesy of Jay Matz

On a day off, I figured that a few of the Joes and Cobras that had animal sidekicks would be off to the vet for an annual checkup. Regarding the GI JOE universe, it always cracked me up that these specialized government field agents and their villainous counterparts had their pets accompany them in the midst of battle. If you look at the entire run of characters, there are a few pets that are bound to make you giggle. One character had a warthog! Jay put it best by saying, “It's funny, because I think have all those figures that came with animals. What was the attraction? And the crocodile? How could that possible help you in battle? Did the handler just hope that at some point Flint would get thirsty and bend down to drink out of dirty creek?”
Artwork courtesy of Joel Haase

Artwork courtesy of Robb Mommaerts