G.I. Joe, kids' toys of the '80s and '90s, and the powerful pull of childhood nostalgia

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Yo, Joe! The animated G.I. Joe recently turned 40.

In case you missed the big news, the G.I. Joe cartoon recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and to celebrate, Hasbro has been running a 24/7 livestream of remastered episodes on its YouTube channel.

As a girl of the ’90s with not even the slightest interest in G.I. Joe back then, watching the flat, 2-D antics of all the goofy-named characters — Roadblock, Dusty, Shipwreck, Sgt. Slaughter and even Barbecue, to name a few — was unexpectedly entertaining, and oddly

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