G.I.Joe ‘Zartan’ Discussion by Mitchell Smith!

Welcome to the Outpost, Summer is cruising right along, I hope everyone is enjoying it as much as possible. 1984 was a nice year for G.I. Joe and it introduced a great cobra character, Zartan. Zartan was a pretty interesting character right from the get go. Not only did he need to keep out of the sunlight, he lived in the swamp, and he had the Dreadnoks under him.

Zartan was one of those characters that appeared in a lot of cartoons. He was mysterious and that created a wildly popular character. He did not change a lot during the cartoon, but his family and Dreadnoks grew, and this created a whole new dynamic to Zartan. Over the years Zartan had a number of upgrades but his classic 1984 is one of my favorites of him. Zartan had a big roll in the modern day live action films and there have been several action figures from those movies.

There is a really cool 12 inch Sideshows version of the classic 1984 character that I don’t have but if I ever hit the lotto this one will be on my list LOL. Over all Zartan was a really cool character and stayed popular right up till today. I’m sure all Joe fans can’t wait to get their hands on a 6 inch Zartan. Are you a fan of Zartan? Sound off below and let us know AFTER THE JUMP! Make sure to check back for our next discussion.

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