GI Joe in Space

After his old-school sedate debut in 1967 (first video), GI Joe's outer space adventures turned decidedly weird in the 1970s, thanks apparently to the influence of Stanley Kubrick.
     Posted By: Paul - Wed May 15, 2013
     Category: Movies | Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy | Toys | 1960s | 1970s

Don't knock Joe, he's flown more RC planes than we all can count even if we take off or shoes.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/15/13 at 11:37 AM
My brother and I each had the astronaut set and numerous costumes for the original dolls. I never did like the little stick-on emblems for rank and decorations. They would last maybe two weeks and then fall off.

I believe that the market saturated too soon for the toy line and the "life-like" hair was a move to make the dolls more like the Barbie line of their rival Mattel. It was even worse when they reduced the size of the dolls later. At any rate, we used to mash the space capsules into each other - they did roll on wheels - and broke them up. I really wish I had them back now. I could almost finance my retirement on their sale.
Posted by KDP on 05/15/13 at 12:05 PM
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/15/13 at 12:17 PM
I agree with Expat, After all the tough scrapes Joe has survived he deserves our respect! :coolsmile:
And Joe has been in some very dark and dangerous places, Just ask EDDIE MURPHY! :lol:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 05/15/13 at 12:46 PM
Calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg. 😛
Posted by KDP on 05/15/13 at 04:26 PM
Had a Deep Sea Diver GI Joe which I thought was the coolest thing.
Posted by datdemdar on 05/16/13 at 02:20 AM
'Action figures' Hey, I can call a cat turd a tootsie roll but it still ain't gonna taste good!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/17/13 at 12:19 AM
Just any little thing that can be used to beat a man down is grits to a woman's mill, isn't it? 😉
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/17/13 at 01:04 AM
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