Squid vs. G.I. Joe

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One and All,

Viewmaster stereo-viewing discs featuring the legendary soldier G.I. Joe were produced back in the early seventies. Click here to see what happens when Joe and his slightly less butch comrade Greg dive in search of uranium ore, and find a giant squid instead.

The early seventies iteration of Joe bore a striking resemblance to Burt Reynolds. The squid has sort of a Histioteuthis look.

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Cool stuff...I had those viewmaster things...fun, fun!
Love the shark too...brings back a lot of memories!
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Greg (not Joe's hapless friend),

Of course, the next vignette in the squid sequence would have read: "Their ear-drums ruptured by the underwater blast, Joe and Greg panicked and made a too-rapid ascent." :twisted:

The Viewmaster reels I remember were a cool dinosaur narrative (great volcano) and one derived from the old TV series "UFO."

When we were kids, we had 3-D toys. Pity we've devolved into 2-D.

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Oh, now you've done it! Some retro friends of mine had a "UFO" party...all the episodes on DVD...turned into a great MST3K bash of sorts...more fun than I have had in a long time!
I had one of the metal Corgi toys of the green Interceptor (the weird looking ski-flying jet with one big honking missile in the nose) when I was a rugrat...always wanted the submarine, but could never seem to scrape up enough pennies to get one...I wonder where that thing is???
Do you remember "Action Jim" in the 60's? He was kind of a pacifistic GI Joe (scuba gear, hangglider, etc)
Cool memories! :D
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cthulhu77 said:
I had one of the metal Corgi toys of the green Interceptor (the weird looking ski-flying jet with one big honking missile in the nose) when I was a rugrat...
You mean the missile that went missing after several days? I shared your pain. I miss that toy, and my Dinky "Space 1999" Eagle. And my Dinky "Thunderbirds" Transporter. And...
 

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Clem and Greg,

Here's a couple of pictures of the Dinky UFO Interceptor, Eagle Transporter and Thunderbird 2. These are all mine and as you can see are all a bit battered and played with. Nonetheless, I bet you have a few happy memories with them. Why, oh why, did Dinky have to change the colour of these vehicles? The Interceptor and Eagle were white and TB2 a leaf green.

UFO was a class series, especially the purple hair on the moonbase personnel and the dreadful costumes. I always loved that series, I even met Ed Bishop (Cmdr. Straker) once and have his autograph somewhere. I've got the Viewmaster 3D reel in the attic of the episode 'Close Up', it's probably quite collectable these days.

Before anyone starts complaining this has nothing to do with cephs, I also have another 3D Viewmaster reel I was given as a kid called 'Underwater Life' and one of the pictures is of an octopus. I'd utterly forgotten about it until this thread, maybe I should dig it out.
 

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Phil said:
Here's a couple of pictures of the Dinky UFO Interceptor, Eagle Transporter and Thunderbird 2.
Oh my G--

These are all mine and as you can see are all a bit battered and played with.
Oh my dear sweet Jes--

Why, oh why, did Dinky have to change the colour of these vehicles? The Interceptor and Eagle were white and TB2 a leaf green.
Yes, the color changes threw me when I first got those toys, but I confess to liking the Eagle scheme. Non-afficionadoes of these toys will still appreciate that the payload module on the Eagle transporter can be detached from the main body by pressing a BUTTON! And the little red plastic door on the payload module OPENS! It is, as we used to say, wicked. And I'm heartened to see that the red decals adhered as poorly to your example's corrugated surface as they did to my own.

As for the charges of non-ceph digression, I hasten to point out that Moonbase Alpha of "Space 1999" was indeed stricken by a man-eating cephalopod monster.

:cthulhu:

I've got the Viewmaster 3D reel in the attic of the episode 'Close Up', it's probably quite collectable these days.
Well now you're just being mean.

:heee:

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Clem said:
As for the charges of non-ceph digression, I hasten to point out that Moonbase Alpha of "Space 1999" was indeed stricken by a man-eating cephalopod monster.
Yeah, that episode was called Dragon's Domain and featured a horrible cephalopod-like monster that materialised inside a spaceship graveyard. One member of Moonbase Alpha had nightmares about it and went to confront it when the Moon drifted through the graveyard. It scared the life out of me as a kid, the noise it made is still creepy, at least I thought so when I rewatched it last year.

Here's a link to a picture but you will have to scroll down a bit:

http://www.fanderson.org.uk/epguides/spaceyr1eg6.html#Episode Twenty Three

(No-one has mentioned Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons yet. Hmm....)
 

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I have no idea what either of you three are talking about, lousy new millenium society with no regard for classic 50's-70's pop-culture :evil:.
 

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Those pics take me back a ways...I tried to paint the orange plastic skis on my interceptor, but the paint wouldn't adhere (could also be that I was playing outside in the dirt, sand, and grass I suppose...)
My favorite character in the UFO series was the lanky blond guy...always upset about something I couldn't understand at the time (I was just a kid, and sexual tension was a mile away) On watching the series again, I was horrified to see that a lot of the people have camel-toe to the 9th degree...yikes! :shock: :lol: :shock: :shock:
I never saw the ceph/graveyard episode...bummer.

Yeah, those eagle toys were the best...actually a pretty darn good idea, very versatile !
Greg
 

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