Saturday, March 9, 2013

G.I. Joe for 3/10/2013

We got in these small Joe vehicles today in one of the collections we bought.  We don't often get in any 80's vehicles.  Each of these are $10 and will be found in our vintage box.

*G.I. Joe owes its existence to Barbie. That's right - in 1963, toy creator Stan Weston thought that since Barbie was so popular, he could come up with a similar toy for boys: a line of Barbie-sized dolls with military theme to be marketed for boys. He brought the concept to toy manufacturer Hassenfeld Brothers (who later shortened the name to Hasbro).
Three prototypes were created: "Rocky the Marine", "Skip the Sailor", and "Ace the Pilot.*

As always, you guys are more than welcomed to ask me anything about these Joe toys, just e-mail me at

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