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Song Challenge Day 14: When I was younger

“A song you liked when you were younger”

Child of the 80’s here. That means I grew up with a lot of toy commercials variable-quality cartoons with catchy theme songs.

I’m not sure what it was about this particular one. Maybe just the shock of how different the way it starts is compared to the TV version made a first impression that stuck for a while, or maybe the fact that the two essentially dueling songs are as different as they are appealed to me. (Case in point.)

Regardless of why, when I was a kid I liked this song a lot more than I do now. (Much like GI Joe itself.)

It’s still the best version of the GI Joe theme, though.

(uploaded by poa9s)

Incidentally, this whole opening sequence has nothing to do with anything else in the rest of the movie.

Crossover Chaos: Transformers and GI Joe and…

Let’s start simple. I’ll get to how the various shared universes are connected to each other a little later, after establishing a few of them.

In the third season of the original Transformers, Marissa Faireborn is the daughter of Flint and Lady Jaye from GI Joe, and in one episode, Cobra Commander himself appears.

But additionally, the character Hector Ramirez appeared in Transformers, GI Joe, Jem, and Inhumanoids.

Additionally, in C.O.P.S. (not to be confused with COPS), Checkpoint is the son of Beach Head from GI Joe.

And in the Japanese Transformers series Headmasters (a split timeline from the US cartoon), the Transformers met the Battle Beasts (or Beastformers as they’re called in Japan).

Obviously, this universe also includes all the other G1 Transformers cartoons, Beast Wars and Beast Machines, and GI Joe Extreme.