We'll Fight for Freedom, Wherever there's Trouble...
CNN pundit Glenn Beck (as well as Canada's National Post
] criticizes G.I. Joe, or more appropriately, the in-production live-action movie [IMDB
] of the same name, and the manufacturer of the multi-generational toy-line
, Hasbro. Beck cited the IMDB page, which stated that GIJOE was a "European-based military unit known as Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity (G.I.J.O.E.), a hi-tech, international force of special operatives, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer." He further added that the change amounted to JOE being ineffectual pansies, like the UN, and that "[He believes] some are trying to indoctrinate our kids into hating their own country, turning us into some one-world-government nightmare; hating America, turning it into a dirty word." [more inside]
posted by rzklkng
on Nov 1, 2007 -
CNN reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger is threatening to sue Bosley Bobbers
seeking to stop
production of a charity bobblehead
The doll shows the former action-actor turned Governor of
California posing in a business suit, ammo belt and assault rifle.
Arnold is arguing that he owns the marketing rights to his
likeness. The creators argue that he lost those rights when he became a
political figure. However, this seems to be a repeat of Hustler
. And courts lately have been skeptical of trademark
satire. On the other hand, there seems to be a fine line between editorial use and commercial exploitation.
posted by KirkJobSluder
on May 1, 2004 -
religious action figures!
yes! no more stealing my friends' action figures! seriously, this could be good for families with a new testament preference; they have "african heritage" and "caucasian heritage" lines. one odd thing -- the "african" eve is much
lighter than the "african" adam... what's up with that? link from k10k.
posted by o2b
on Feb 7, 2001 -
So I stumbled upon this Britney Spears Auction
at Yahoo (yeah, right, just like I stumble upon episodes of Dawson's Creek or 90210 - I swear I was just flipping channels!) and there's two notable things up for sale. This action figure/doll
scares the bejesus out of me, there's something just plain wrong about a doll sporting a bare midriff, pigtails, and a short skirt (and did ya notice that she dots her "i" with heart? ugh.). Then this outfit
from the Saturday Night Live episode is kinda creepy too, what on earth would someone do with her outfit? Put it up on the wall or let people rent it out for halloween?
posted by mathowie
on May 24, 2000 -