|published||January 9, 2014|
|description||Born of desperation like so much great art, Cold Slither was a broke Cobra Commander's last chance to take over America. With beautiful riffs. And subliminal messages.
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Cold Slither - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUU9ldY7J78
Original 1,964 GI Joe - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJUC3Bhv3Dc
G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation 3D // Clip: Video-game - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtd_357kJMA
70's GI JOE Adventure Team Commercial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSyfMsqlOV0
Hasbro GI Joe Adventure Team Talking Commander TV commercial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjkQMM_Ledg
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero - 3rd Action Figure/ Toy Commercial - 1,982 Vintage (Series:1) Hasbro - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXU5HIp8-Bo
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Intros 1,983-1,987 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX_9jKFpQKM
G.I. Joe "Cold Slither", Subliminal Messages and Mind Control in Rock Music
Cobra Commander Beats Up Hollywood Director! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osZ52A-_kpQ
GI Joe band - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9sALwPezog
THE TRANSFORMERS *Auto-Bop* -Episode33.1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVe5snXUlFc
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December 2nd, 1,985. The debut of the world's greatest, most powerful rock band. Born of desperation like so much great art, Cold Slither was a broke Cobra Commander's last chance to take over America. With beautiful riffs. And subliminal messages.
G.I. Joe was the first ever product to be marketed as an action figure. Launched by Hasbro in 1,964, the prevailing wisdom of the time was that boys would never play with dolls. So the Joes, while very doll-like, were instead "America's movable fighting man."
The very similar Johnny Hero came out one year later but was marketing as a "boy's doll." And that's why Channing Tatum isn't in a Johnny Hero doll movie.
G.I Joe evolved quickly. Hasbro licensed the figures to the U.K, where they became known as Action Man, and Germany, where they were the Action Team. In the 1,970s, there was an attempt to distance the figures from the actual American army, which was fighting an unpopular war overseas. They added a black guy -- and kung-fu grip.
They also added life-like hair, which was evidently a major selling point during the little-discussed great hair crisis of 1,970.
In 1,982, G.I. Joe evolved again, this time mimicking the much smaller and insanely successful 3 3/4 size Star Wars figures. With the new look came a new tagline -- A Real American Hero.
Even though using a cartoon to advertise a toy was technically illegal in the first half of 1,980s, Hasbro launched the G.I. Joe animated mini-series in '83. By 1,985, it was a full-blown show.
Created by Sunbow Productions, the animation arm of the very same advertising firm who co-engineered the G.I. Joe rebrand alongside Marvel, the G.I. Joe cartoon catapulted the action figures into the toy stratosphere. It ran for 95 episodes. And one of them -- one perfect episode -- was called Cold Slither.
So the Joes raid Cobra's secret cave and bankrupt Cobra. Proving that this cartoon was indeed created in the '80s, Cobra Commander's genius plan to regain his power and make mad money? Operation Cold Slither. Start a band.
Enlisting Zartan and the Dreadnoks to record a song he will later insert subliminal messages into, Cobra Commander films a music video and, of course, reaches the top of the charts. Cold Slither is the world's most popular rock band. Everyone is brainwashed.
But don't worry! By disguising themselves as groupies, which is kind of messed up, several of the female Joes take out the Dreadnoks and stop the subliminal messages. But what about the audience that paid to see a rock and roll show? The Joes have that one covered, because apparently, they've also been a band this whole time.Subscribe for new episodes every Thursday: http://bit.ly/19jUASK
|title||G.I. Joe's subliminal messages|