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Who Had One Of These?

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27 Responses to “Who Had One Of These?”

  1. Fritzthedog says:

    I didn’t get one and I’m still bitter about it.

  2. Strike-Hold says:

    Ditto. I did have that Joe though – complete with the Duck Hunter cammies…

  3. Mike Nomad says:

    Couldn’t afford G.I. Joe stuff when I was a kid. I got Major Matt Mason instead.

  4. maresdesign says:

    I had one when I was 4 years old, played with it until it broke. My mom talked me into her taking it to “be repaired”, then was distracted with the 6 Million Dollar Man…

  5. Harry says:

    I did! Mt Father was a big military guy, so I had every military like toy you can think of…I even had Special Forces Trading Cards while the other kids had baseball cards…

  6. Todd says:

    Anyone else ever notice that Adventure Teams logo is the same as the Appalachian Trail (AT)? I bought one of the moral patches for the AT and that’s when I notices it.

    • SSD says:

      You mean the Appalachian Trail logo is the same as the Adventure Team logo?

      • Bushman says:

        At least, the position of A and T together is the same, but it’s a kind of common way to combine it in logos and symbols. There is even ancient Cyrillic letter “yus” that looks almost similar.

    • Tim Mc says:

      I just moved to Tennessee and noticed that

  7. John Denny says:

    I’ve still got mine.

  8. ocd+dpms says:

    No. But I had a talking Duke in woodland camo with an M9 (both pistol and bayonet) and one of those prototype Colt flechette rifles plus an under slung grenade launcher that really fired.

  9. Cimg says:

    Big GI joes were awesome!

  10. Rich275 says:

    Did anyone else notice that Joe had an aerial drone! I had tons of the 12″ Joe stuff and still have all of the comic, story books, Hasbro catalogs and even my GI Joe Adventure Team membership card and life size dog tags!

    • Haji says:

      I would imagine that stuff is fairly valuable now. There’s at least one good, comprehensive GI Joe Price Guide available at a good large book store. Found that one day years ago while waiting for a buddy to be done working that day, and was amazed at how money that stuff was worth. “I had that…and that…and that…yeah, had a couple of those…damn…”

  11. Eric says:

    I had one that was similar, but memories are fuzzy. I also had a helicopter with some 45 records that had some story about a a GI Joe op in Somalia. GI Joes were awesome. I wish I never found the fascination of fireworks and BB guns at 9 or 10 because all the GI Joe stuff would be great for my son now. If I could go back in time and see my youthful self, I would slap the little dumbass in the head.

  12. DD says:

    Just the GI Joe. But I also had the Six Million Dollar Man with the bionic arm and telescopic eye!

  13. jack says:

    Looks like Joe’s Natick had funds to develop the cool aerial drone, but none for the not-so-cool CBRN suit… 🙂

  14. BZ says:

    That was for the rich kids. I had Joe rolling in a Tonka truck!

  15. Mel Terkla says:

    1970’s?? A bunch of youngsters in here, I had plastic Army men in the 1950’s :)!

  16. James says:

    the good old days of crewing on lead based paint sniffing zylene based ‘ MAGIC’ markers… no helmets are car seats… good times!

  17. James says:

    the good old days of chewing on lead based paint sniffing zylene based ‘ MAGIC’ markers… no helmets are car seats… good times!

    • Will says:

      No seat belt or open container enforcement either.

      I remember playing in the back of our station wagon while traveling.

  18. Chucker says:

    Not that set but I was fortunate enough to talk my mom into the deep sea diving set. Worked great with my hand-me-down Joe.

    M.T. – I had the plastic army men too and so do my kids. Exact same figures. Those never go out of style.

  19. Terry says:

    I never had this, but I did buy a similar toy a couple of weeks ago; an Alvis Saracen Mk 5 APC. I guess some kids never grow up… 🙂

  20. Dead On The X says:

    Total nostalgic nosebleed! I was lucky enough to have this, but mine was green. My bearded JOE had a pull cord that made him talk. I remember all the great action artwork on the box covers and standing in SEARS toy section just drooling.