Time and time again, Cobra has been on the threshhold of global domination, only to be thwarted by the Joes. Now the ruthless terrorist organization has a new ally, the Cobra-La race, led by Golobulus. Golobulus wants to steal the Joes' "Broadcast Energy Transmitter" in order to ripen space spores and mutate the people of Earth. When Duke is injured and the rest of the force immobilized, it's up to the new "rawhides" and Slaughter's Marauders to pick up the slack and save the world.
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Did You Know?
This movie was intended to have a theatrical release. However, the Transformers and My Little Pony movies (both released in the summer of 1986) both underperformed in theaters. This lead to the decision of having the G.I. Joe Movie get a direct-to-video release instead. Hasbro was also planning to make a movie for Jem and the Hollograms (1985), but the financial failures of the two aforementioned films caused them to cancel the film altogether. See more
During the opening battle, in one scene the parachutes falling down in the sky, are not falling and just sitting there in the air. See more
Cobra, retreat! Retreat!
Since GI Joe was known as Action Force in the UK, this movie had substantial changes for it's UK release. It is called Action Force: The Movie, and the heroes' war cry of "Yo Joe!" is unconvincingly re-dubbed as "Full Force!". There is also a long pre-credits sequence showing a COBRA attack on the Statue of Liberty, with Action Force responding. There is no dialogue, and the song played over the sequence is the familiar GI Joe theme, but re-recorded to replace all mentions of GI Joe with "Action Force". It actually sounds better than the original, as the words "Action Force" fit the tempo of the song better. See more