G.I. Joe™ is the oldest of this particular set of three, having first appeared in the movies in the 1940s and become immortalized as an action figure in the early 1960s in response to the Barbie™ phenomenon. Joe reinvents himself from time to time and his latest popular incarnation is G.I. Joe™, The Rise of Cobra. Go Joe!
Who knew that our “heroes on the half-shell” would come back so strong after their cartoon debut over a generation ago? The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ has everything a young lover of action wants but is also a witty send-up of cartoon action heroes and villains that grown-ups can appreciate. TMNT fans, who recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of Turtle Power, can look forward to a new live action movie expected to be released in 2012. Looks like TMNT are enjoying this round and not going anywhere soon. Cowabunga, dudes!
Transformers™ toys appeared in the U.S. in the 1980s and have achieved success ever since in cartoon TV, comic books and feature films including last year’s Revenge of the Fallen.
Whatever character or other theme you and your child select for a birthday party, the four-part formula for party success stays the same:
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