Monday, June 25, 2012

League of Extraordinary Bloggers

This week’s assignment from the League: Patriotic Pop culture. What movie, TV show, comic book, etc. makes you want to stand up and salute Old Glory? The first time I found myself feeling Patriotic and wanting an American flag of my own was when for a short time in 1982 / 83 I was obsessed with a toy line and comic book named Team America.

  The toy line was made by Ideal and was pretty much exactly like the Evil Knievel toy line. I loved revving them up crashing them into whatever I could find that would make the most noise,and their patriotic costumes lead me to begging for my first American flag. 




 The comic book ran for 12 issues and lasted a little longer then my interest in Team America ,but for a short time in the early 80's I was the most red white and blue flag waving Team America loving kid on my block!

checkout some of the other leaguers:
 Adamotomy
 Branded in the 80s
 infinite hollywood
 

8 comments:

  1. Never had these but i had the Evel set and that Captain America comic!

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  2. They had a pretty short lifespan in my little hands.I guess they where never meant for the sheer abuse I put them through.Every last thing to that set broke.I kind of think I had an Evil Knievel set shortly before these but I have all most no memory of it from that time.

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  3. Wow had forgotten all about these guys!

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    1. Seems like most people have ,Their kind of like the replacement players for a sports team thats on strike.Everybody remembers Evil Knievel stunt cycle that these where made from.

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  4. I have never heard of this but I'm instantly in love with it! great choice!

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    1. thanks! Welcome to the Team America bandwagon, Red white and blue jumpsuits for all!

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  5. This was probably a good way for Ideal to get those old Evel molds back in use. Gotta love it. Nice find!

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    1. Thats exactly why these came about.After Evil Knievel and the baseball bat incident Ideal dropped him,So to fill the empty spot he left they retooled and came out with these.

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