NotePD Loader
Ideas Post
ProfileImg
Profile

Ten Favorite GI Joe Sets

My favorite toy as a kid, and how I spent a lot of money as an adult collecting...

Ten Favorite GI Joe Sets
Preview

    1. Deep Sea Diver

    Got this when I had my tonsils out when I was a kid. Had hoses you could blow in to make him sink and rise.

    Preview

    2. GI Joe Jeep & Trailer

    Won one in the "Capture Hill 79" mail-in contest. The Jeep... long since gone. But Mom saved the letter I got from Hassenfeld Brothers (before they became Hasbro) saying that I won.

    Preview

    3. Space Capsule with Astronaut

    Lots of fun for a kid and his friends who grew up in the Moon landing era. Have a repro in my office.

    Preview

    4. Mine Sweeper Set

    Had metal "mines" and a detector with a red light that came on when the sweeper got close.

    Preview

    5. Scuba Diver

    Another pool play GI Joe, until the rubber deteriorated...

    Preview

    6. Australian Jungle Fighter

    Just seemed so cool, with the beige uniform and machete.

    Preview

    7. Footlocker

    Lots of accessories, and a place to put them so the dog wouldn't chew them.

    Preview

    8. Communications Set

    Besides the phone, the poncho was really cool, and was one of a few accessories that wouldn't leave. Found one in some old box of stuff just a few years ago long after I thought all were lost or sold at a yard sale.

    Preview

    9. Survival Set

    Yes, the blow-up raft. Like the Comm set poncho, rafts are indestructible. Unless your friends poked holes in them.

    Preview

    10. Crash Crew

    The silver uni, all the accessories (the pliers got lost immediately)... lots of fun.

    Preview
0 Like.0 Comment
Comment
Branch
Repost
Like
Profile
Profile
chris407xand 1 more liked this
Comment
Branch
Like
0
6834
0
0
Comments (0)

No comments.