The back page of the comic featured a "Loyalty Oath"
I will always obey the laws of the United States of America, the laws of my state and community. I will obey my parents at all times. I will abide by the rules of my school.
I will tell the truth at all times. I will be honest with my parents, my teachers, and all with whom I come in contact.
I will get plenty of sleep, fresh air and exercise. I will eat three good meals a day."
So where did Maco go? Did they get bought out by Hasbro? Did they decide to start manufacturing REAL weapons for the Contras? Or were they just too honest in their glorification of war? GI Joe had fictionalized villains and no matter how many bullets were fired none ever found its human target. Perhaps parents preferred Joe's kinder gentler way to prepare the soldiers of tomorrow.
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Thanks to Comic Book Resources for information.