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\nHonda Lou West, from 1984’s G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra.
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\nMissy, from Ertl’s Wrangler toy line, released in 1983.
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\n Melted o-ring aside (yes, melted - these o-rings are plastic), there’s quite the resemblance, no? Also, Honda Lou drives Optimus Prime.
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\nHere she is, "all geared up."
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\nIt\'s either a bit amusing or a bit scary that a character in a cartoon bears such a strong resemblance to a figure released by a competitor a year before. Also, this is the "Wrangler" brand - was Missy a recurring character in commercials from that time?
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\nErtl also released a 12" dress-up doll and various outfits for Missy. She was no Barbie-killer, but clearly Ertl thought they had a shot.
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    \r\n Who knows Phil Maybe Hasbro and SUnbow based Honda Lou on Missy also don\'t you think had the Truck in Revenge of Cobra really been Optimus that he would have transformed when Cobra tried to hijack him\r\n
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      There’s a correlation here….

      I’m just not sure what.

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      Honda Lou West, from 1984’s G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra.

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      Missy, from Ertl’s Wrangler toy line, released in 1983.


      Melted o-ring aside (yes, melted - these o-rings are plastic), there’s quite the resemblance, no? Also, Honda Lou drives Optimus Prime.

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      Here she is, "all geared up."

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      It's either a bit amusing or a bit scary that a character in a cartoon bears such a strong resemblance to a figure released by a competitor a year before. Also, this is the "Wrangler" brand - was Missy a recurring character in commercials from that time?

      Ertl also released a 12" dress-up doll and various outfits for Missy. She was no Barbie-killer, but clearly Ertl thought they had a shot.

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