So there is a lot talk about using your platform. A platform can really be anything. It doesn’t need to be a national stage. It can be something as simple as parenting your kids. It’s an opportunity for your voice to be heard. What you do with that is key. There are universal truths all of us, well most of us, believe in and stand up for. How about when something you believe in isn’t the most popular stance? Do you still represent? Do you use your platform? Whether you’re speaking with co-workers, posting in an online community or maybe doing something much more public, are you being a force for good? There’s a big movement to be “woke”. Now I’m not saying go out and topple social injustice tomorrow. However, there are a lot of causes that could use our help. I used to volunteer a lot when I was younger and I really miss it. The world can be a better place. All it takes is you, using your platform.

The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has had an international platform for 25 years. Not that they’re using it to end hunger or anything, but I for one will miss them. They released their last JoeCon brochure and I was ecstatic about Python Patrol, but a little sad too. The creators of the new She-Ra cartoon are using their social media platforms to spread some news about the upcoming Netflix show. The Star Wars team at Hasbro has another chance with The Vintage Collection and this is the best Wave 1 they could come up with? I was really hoping we would have a Transformers story about Hasbro hitting it out of the park to counter my previous link, but alas it’s all 3rd party. At least this TLK Hound upgrade kit is an example of using someone else’s platform.

Use it or lose it…Slick

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