Saturday, April 13, 2013

L is for Luminos

He Fights by Night with Light!

Between G.I. Joe's Adventure Team and G.I.: A Real American Hero, there was Super Joe.

Hasbro's foray into the 8" toy market faired well for about a year, before a toy line from Kenner, called Star Wars, came along.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the "light" feature of the figures, one particularly indelible memory I have is trying to learn to pronounce the name of Super Joe's ally, Luminos and my Mom helping me get out this absolutely huge Webster's New World Dictionary we'd bought at our local Walden's to teach about it's root, Luminous.

Looking back, I think the 40 year old me, probably has a better appreciation for the figures than the 6 year old me, but that's ok.

Now, if I could just figure out where they went...

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