toys
A Brilliant Toy Hacker Turned the G.I. Joe Cobra Rattler Into an RC Plane That Actually Flies

If you grew up in the ‘80s watching G.I. Joe (a.k.a. Action Force) and playing with the toys, you undoubtedly remember the Rattler, Cobra’s workhorse fighter plane. The original toy version was powered by imagination, but Adam Woodworth’s upgraded version—which actually flies—is instead powered by servos and ducted fan engines. Read More >>

military
The US Navy’s New Diving Suit Is Straight Out of G.I. Joe

The United States Navy recently announced a futuristic new diving suit that's designed to use less helium. There's only one problem: they made it look just like Cobra Eel, the mortal enemy of Wet-Suit, a G.I. Joe Navy SEAL. Read More >>

toys
GI Joe Has Been Fighting the War on Cobra for Half a Century Now

GI Joe fans are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world's first action figure's debut this month. Over those five decades, the GI Joe brand (sold as Action Man in the UK) has seen wild swings in its popularity—a barometer of the public's regard for the military—and undergone numerous design evolutions. Read More >>