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GI Joe

G.I Joe dolls have been produced by Hasbro since the early 1960s. They were created after the licensing agent, Stan Weston cottoned on to the commercial success of Barbie. The first line of G.I Joes had a figure for each of the four U.S Armed Forces including soldiers for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

G.I Joe officially stands for "Government Issue Joe".

Iremember back in the mid 1970s getting the GI Joe with the Kung Fu grip with the beard and the hair that felt real. It was 12 inches or a little taller.

I played with that thing till his arm fell off.


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GI Joe Last post by pedro
18 May 2008

Do You Remember GI Joe?

Do You Remember GI Joe?

  • Anonymous user
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    I remember that the UK version of this released in the 80's was called Action Force. I think it was an amalgamation of two different toy lines (the US G.I.Joe 3 1/4 inch figures, and a Brit line that included some strange sci fi elements).
  • stevegraf09
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    To username: Dalystar - The G.I. Joe you are describing was Storm Shadow.
  • Anonymous user
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    i had a gi joe called shadow - he was a white guy with a black ninja balaclava. He rocked. I also got a set of boots with him with some snow spike son the bottom and i remeber thinking (i was only seven at the time) what would a ninja be doing in a place where it snows?!
  • Anonymous user
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    Aw man. I had one of the GI Joe figures in the early 70's. Those were awesome.
  • Anonymous user
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    I was too young to get into the orginial GI Joes. However, I had all the smaller GI Joe's and a ton of vehicles. I think I still have the GI Joe the movie VHS around my house somewhere.