I recall G.I. Joe action figures from early 1970s I had one that looked like this.
So this article is above the revival in early 80s with a cartoon series. The article goes into the writinh and cast members being interviewed.
There is discussion on how they had female characters as part of the team who had average proportions. Comics and cartoons in many cases enlarge greatly female anatomy.
I am not sure if the show had an impact as claimed. Do young children become first responders due to a cartoon or is it multiple reasons.
No villian or hero died in the cartoon series. Interesting reasons given.
In the 80s I was not a cartoon fan. Then afternoon cartoons was considered for young kids. Thankfully times have changed.
Anyone like G.I. Joe cartoon then?