Absolutely Everything You Did (or Did Not) Want to Know About the Most Maligned G.I. Joe Character- The Headman

(07-14-2017) He is a character so unlikable that he was portrayed as being hated by G.I. Joe and Cobra alike! Writers and artist went to great lengths to make him completely hateable with no redeeming qualities because drugs are bad... m'kay? Join us on a detailed look at the G.I. Joe enemy- The Headman.  Read more.


Bionic Bigfoot New and Old Review

(06-30-2017) Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look back at the classic 1976 Bionic Bigfoot toy from the Six Million Dollar Man television series which stands over a foot tall and has some cool features and then takes a look at it's 3.75 inch 2013 retro counterpart.  Read More.


G.I. Joe Repeater 1988 Review

(06-20-2017) G.I. Joe Steadi-Cam Machine Gunner- code name: Repeater was released in 1988 and stands out as a pretty much straight up solider in an era with a lot of neon and ninjas in the toy line.  When It Was Cool takes a look at G.I. Joe Repeater.  Read More.


When It Was Cool - Toys of the 1970's to Today - The Battle!

(05-27-2017) A giant battle unfolds in the When It Was Cool kitchen.  Find out who, where, why, and how in this fun-filled look back at toys, comics, television, movies, and pop culture from the 1970's to today in one giant battle scene!  Read More.


Universal Monsters Action Figure Collection

(05-03-2017) Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look at his 3.75 inch scale collection of Universal Monsters action figures mostly by ReAction but others as well.  Read More.


Looking at G.I. Joe Firefly

(03-10-2017) When It Was Cool celebrates the evil Cobra saboteur and explosives expert Firefly, taking a look at his comic book, movie, and action figure appearances.  Read More.


Magnum T.A. WWE Action Figure by Mattel

(02-24-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look at the new Magnum T.A. WWE action figure by Mattel.  Read More.


FunSkool Police Jeep G.I. Joe VAMP Variant

(02-13-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look at a G.I. Joe VAMP Jeep variant from India.  Read More.


FunSkool Rescue Jeep G.I. Joe VAMP Variant

(02-08-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look at a G.I. Joe VAMP Jeep variant from India.  Read More.


G.I. Joe Lifeline 1986 Review

(02-05-2017) When It Was Cool reviews the 1986 G.I. Joe medic Lifeline.  Read More.


Six Million Dollar Man Enemy - Maskatron

(01-30-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look at a cool 1970's action figure- the Six Million Dollar Man enemy - Maskatron.  Read More.


G.I. Joe Sgt. Slaughter 1986 Review

(01-27-2017) When It Was Cool reviews the 1986 G.I. Joe drill instructor and pro wrestler Sgt. Slaughter.  Read More.


Shogun Warriors Godzilla & the Broken Handle Fix

(01-21-2017) When It Was Cool fixes the broken fire breathing function on their 1970's Shogun Warriors Godzilla.  Read More.


G.I. Joe Roadblock 1984 Review

(01-11-2017) When It Was Cool reviews the 1984 G.I. Joe Heavy Machine Gunner action figure Roadblock.  Read More.


The Super Friends of the DC Infinite Heroes 3.75 Inch Action Figure Line

(01-07-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look at the Super Friends as represented by the DC Infinite Heroes 3.75 inch action figure line. Read More.


G.I. Joe Blowtorch 1984 Review

(12-28-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1984 G.I. Joe Flamethrower action figure Blowtorch.  Read More.


G.I. Joe Major Bludd 1983 Review

(12-11-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1983 G.I. Joe Mercenary action figure Major Bludd.  Read More.


G.I. Joe William "The Refrigerator" Perry 1987 Review

(12-06-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1987 mail-in special William "The Refrigerator" Perry - AKA: The Fridge - action figure.  Read More.


Marvel Universe Iron Fist 3.75 Inch Action Figure Review

(12-05-2016) When It Was Cool looks at the Marvel Universe versions of Iron Fist 3.75 inch action figure.  Read More.


G.I. Joe Gung-Ho Marine Soldier 1983 Review

(12-01-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1983 second wave G.I. Joe Marine Gung-Ho action figure.  Read More.


The Spectre DC Infinite Heroes Crisis 3.75 inch Action Figure Review

(11-17-2016) When It Was Cool looks at the DC Comics Infinite Heroes Crisis 3.75 inch The Spectre action figure.  Read More.


G.I. Joe Cobra the Enemy Trooper 1983 Review

(11-16-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1983 G.I. Joe Cobra Trooper 3.75 inch action figure.  Read More.


K-2SO Star Wars - Rogue One Action Figure Review

(11-16-2016) When It Was Cool looks at the new K-2SO action figure from Star Wars - Rogue One.  Read More.


Superman DC Infinite Heroes Crisis 3.75 Inch Action Figure Review

(11-13-2016) When It Was Cool looks at the old DC Infinite Heroes Crisis 3.75 inch Superman action figure.  Read More.


Quasar Marvel Legends 3.75 Inch Action Figure Review

(11-12-2016) When It Was Cool looks at the new Quasar action figure from the Marvel Legends 3.75 inch line.  Read More.


A Care Bear Journey

(11-11-2016) Tonya from When It Was Cool looks at her personal journey with the popular 1980's toy property the Care Bears! Read More.


1983 G.I. Joe Cobra Arms Dealer - Destro Review

(11-10-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1983 G.I. Joe Cobra arms dealer code name: Destro.  Read More.


2011 Marvel Universe Dr. Strange 3.75 inch Action Figure Review

(11-07-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 2011 Marvel Universe Dr. Strange 3.75" action figure.  Read More.


1977 Star Wars Darth Vader Review

(11-07-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1977 Star Wars villain Darth Vader.  Read More.


1983 G.I. Joe Cobra Commander Review

(11-04-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1983 G.I. Joe Enemy Leader code name: Cobra Commander.  Read More.


1983 G.I. Joe Snake Eyes Review

(11-02-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1983 G.I. Joe Commando code name: Snake Eyes.  Read More.


1982 G.I. Joe Grunt Review

(11-01-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1982 G.I. Joe Infantry Trooper code name:  Grunt from the original straight arm line up.  Read More.


1982 G.I. Joe Short Fuse Review

(10-28-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1982 G.I. Joe Mortar Soldier code name: Short Fuse from the original straight arm line up.  Read More.


1982 G.I. Joe Breaker Review

(10-25-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1982 G.I. Joe Communications Officer code name:  Breaker from the original straight arm line up.  Read More.


1982 G.I. Joe Rock and Roll Review

(10-21-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1982 G.I. Joe Machine Gunner code name:  Rock and Roll from the original straight arm line up.  Read More.


Video:  1965 Mattel Baby Secrets Doll Review

(10-20-2016) When It Was Cool Family reviews the 1965 Mattel Baby Secrets Doll.  A neat pull-string doll that whispers. Many people rank this doll as one of the scariest and creepiest dolls ever but here is a straight up review of the doll.  Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUMN4QfiwWU

Or for a little Halloween fun, here is the haunted, creepy version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWXWjGLp9vA


1983 G.I. Joe Stalker Review

(10-19-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1983 G.I. Joe Ranger trooper code name: Stalker from the updated swivel arm line up.  Read More.


Article & Video:  2016 Star Wars Emperor's Royal Guard 3.75 inch Black Series Action Figure Review

(10-19-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 2016 update to the Star Wars Royal Guard action figure.  Read More.


1982 G.I. Joe Flash Review

(10-15-2016) Karl Stern reviews the 1982 G.I. Joe Laser Rifle trooper code name: Flash from the original straight-arm line up.  Read More.


Heidi Pocketbook Doll (1964) Remco Review & Video

(10-10-2016) Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool review and do a video on the 1960's Remco Heidi Pocketbook Doll.  Read More.


Saucy Expressions Doll (1972) Mattel Review & Video

(10-10-2016) Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool review and do a video on the 1972 Mattel Saucy Expressions Doll.  Read More.


G.I. Joe Star Brigade Starfighter (1993) Review

(10-07-2016) Karl Stern reviews one of the later classic era G.I. Joe ships the 1993 Star Brigade Starfighter. Read More.


Video:  Godzilla From the 1970s Shogun Warriors Toy Line Review

(10-05-2016) A YouTube video review of the 1970s Shogun Warriors toy line's Godzilla and compared with the modern movie Godzilla version.  Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Uo2euRKw8


Video:  HALO Warthog Anti-Tank RC Vehicle Review

(10-01-2016) A YouTube video review of a HALO remote control vehicle by Tyco which we are customizing into a G.I. Joe vehicle.  Stay tuned until the end for a French Bulldog sneak attack. Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7DMjn3CpGg


Video:  Great Mazinger / Great Mazinga Shogun Warriors Toy Review

(10-01-2016) A YouTube video review of the restoration project Shogun Warriors Great Mezinger from the 1970s.  Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_nFRdJb5Q8


G.I. Joe 1982 Straight Arm Zap bazooka trooper review

(09-30-2016) A review of the 1982 straight arm version of the G.I. Joe bazooka soldier Zap.  Read More.


Little Miss No Name Doll

(09-24-2016) A review of the Little Miss No Name Doll by Hasbro.  A departure from the dolls of her era this retro doll took an entirely different direction from Barbie.  Read More.


Video:  G.I. Joe Cobra Commander 1983-84 Review

(09-21-2016) A review of the G.I. Joe Enemy Leader Cobra Commander helmeted and hooded versions. The 1983 swivel arm battle grip helmet version and the 1984-1990 mail-in hooded version. Link- https://youtu.be/_jqMuj7Xb6w


1970's Shogun Warriors Great Mazinger

(09-19-2016) A review of my restoration project Shogun Warriors Great Mazinger (AKA: Great Mazinga) and all it's various pieces and some information about the 1970's Shogun Warriors toy line.  Read More.


Video: G.I. Joe 1982-83 Review in Less Than 4 Minutes

(09-16-2016) A review of my collection of 1982-83 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero action figures including Snake Eyes, Grunt, Zap, Short Fuse, Stalker, Clutch, Steeler, and more.  Free video on our YouTube Channel. Please Subscribe! Link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOZvZrZwsPk&feature=youtu.be


Video: Six Million Dollar Man & Bionic Bigfoot Toy Review

(04-19-2016) Karl Stern reviews the Steve "Six Million Dollar Man" Austin and Bionic Bigfoot action figures from his personal collection.  Also included is a glimpse of the Bionic Repair Station.  Free video on our YouTube Channel.  Please subscribe! Link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qztwq9ycUDQ


Video: Harley Race Toy Review Jakks Pacific WWE NWA

(11-05-2012) Karl Stern reviews 8 time NWA World champion Harley Race action figure from the old Jakks Pacific WWF / WWE toy line. This is from Karl's personal collection complete with replica NWA Domed Globe World title belt.  This is the first action figure review ever done by Karl on YouTube for the old DragonKingKarl Website. Link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfcHDjvPcOY


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