|In fact, GI Joe is where the term 'action figure' originated.|
I got this guy recently at a garage sale. He's exactly like the GI Joe I have from when I was a kid. (Except his owner didn't have a sister who shaved his scar off with a razor blade.)
|However, this guy comes with a few extra wounds.|
|This is my childhood Joe, which I named John, since my sister got to name hers Joe.This is what he always looked like when I was a kid. All that posability isn't all it;s cracked up to be when you're too little to control it!|
Hasbro debuted GI Joe in 1964, and the line up included figures based on all four branches of the Armed Forces.
|"America's Moveable Fighting Man" ironically his clothes are made in Japan and the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong. Check out that price: $2.99!|
In Britain Joe was called Action Man, but the same molds were used.
The 12" line was discontinued in 1976.In 1982 Hasbro shrunk Joe to 3 3/4" tall! Eventually the 12" figure was brought back. Joe moved away from the strictly military to the random adventurer. Fuzzy has a Joe that is very Indiana Jones inspired.
|But back in the early 60's Joe was all about soldiering.|
See you tomorrow for another doll.