I’ve been pumping it up on Twitter, but now the results are in, and G.I. Joe fans should have a smile on their face. In an online survey, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis reveals the #1 childhood toy, and the winner (of course) is G.I. Joe!
For those of us who have been involved in the brand this comes as no surprise, but I think it is a further statement of the indelible mark G.I. Joe as a property has left on the American consciousness.
You’re talking about a toyline that hasn’t had a successful mass market event in over 25 years, and is likely not considered by retailers as one of the focus toy brands that they carry. Yet in spite of a lack of mass media focus or attention, G.I. Joe remains in the public eye and strikes a chord with the American people.
Kudos to Joe fans who stepped it up and voted, and awesome to hear the results!
Check out the write up on the New York Daily News website.
In what has been a relatively barren month or two for G.I. Joe: Retaliation news, Celebuzz spoke to actor Byung-Hun Lee, who of course plays Storm Shadow about his upcoming film Masquerade. Among the discussion points, the G.I. Joe: Retaliation topic came up and Lee explained that he was pulled from shooting Masquerade to come back to the states and film more scenes for G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
This does fit alongside previously revealed details explaining that not only was the film being post-converted to 3D, but that Paramount was actually filming some additional scenes to make the 3D all that much better.
Throughout the conversation, the Korean actor also expressed a deep respect for director Jon Chu.
It’s a very interesting interview that also reveals some of the difficulties Byung-Hun Lee had in filming The Rise of Cobra, especially considering he could not speak English at the time. Check it out over on Celebuzz.com and thanks to Skywarp for the info.