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    Plaid Stallions Toy-Ventures: Torpedo Fist from Big Jim's Wolfpack!



    Our focus this week is one of the top agents in the Professional Agents Crime Killers (or P.A.C.K) , the amazing Torpedo Fist.

    We talk about the evolution of Mattel's Big Jim, the birth of the PACK, Jack Kirby, the launch of "Double Trouble", Torpedo Fist's origin story and even touch how the character ended up on the Masters of the Universe (sorta kinda?) .

    It's a jam-packed Toy-Ventures and one I'm certain you'll enjoy!

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    That was a wonderful vid. I can really hear your love and passion for the line.

    I have to admit Big Jim totally flew under my radar as a child but I have grown to appreciate it over the years do to its links to both Barbie and MOTU. Plus on its own it's just a really clever toy line. The Big Jim sports stuff still doesn't really interest me but I'd be totally on board if Mattel ever brought pack the P.A.C.K. along with the all the groovy spy and space stuff.
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    Yeah, I feel like I really missed out on Big Jim, especially the P.A.C.K. I was just a few years late. I was thinking "I never realized this was so similar to M.A.S.K.", and then you made the comparison.

    That prototype figure is fascinating! And all the variations, and figures based on the action feature. Great video!

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    I really appreciate the videos for lines I didn't really connect with as a kid. They're always super-interesting and informative. And they help me appreciate and connect with with their oh-so-70's-ness. Big Jim was just drenched in 70's milieu. I could absolutely see Jim popping up in a guest role as one of Mary's boyfriends on the Mary Tyler Moore show. The transition to PACK followed the super-hero popularity wave. I wonder if the line had survived if it would have taken on space adventure personas.
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    Great video, I'm a great Big Jim fan. I don't have any PACK yet, though as a a kid I coveted Dr. Steel, Torpedo Fist, and Zorak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wee67 View Post
    I really appreciate the videos for lines I didn't really connect with as a kid. They're always super-interesting and informative. And they help me appreciate and connect with with their oh-so-70's-ness. Big Jim was just drenched in 70's milieu. I could absolutely see Jim popping up in a guest role as one of Mary's boyfriends on the Mary Tyler Moore show. The transition to PACK followed the super-hero popularity wave. I wonder if the line had survived if it would have taken on space adventure personas.
    It did. And spy stuff. THe line continued for a good while overseas with both those themes. And the Maxx Steel of the 90's had an Easter egg in it: "Big Jim" McGrath was his father, and it was supposed to be the same Big Jim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott metzger View Post
    It did. And spy stuff. THe line continued for a good while overseas with both those themes. And the Maxx Steel of the 90's had an Easter egg in it: "Big Jim" McGrath was his father, and it was supposed to be the same Big Jim.
    So cool! Thanks for even more info.
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