G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero

March 4, 2007 at 1:27 am 18 comments

G.I. Joes were the ultimate boy’s toy during our “kidswereus” days. This was the male-version of Barbie Dolls (alas! A male’s excuse to play with a doll, hehe!). These military-themed action figures were really fun to play with since they had movable joints, not to mention the ultra-cool weapons and military vehicles that came with it.

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The heroes had a ruthless adversary to deal with, the COBRA terrorist group which was hell-bent on ruling the world. Aside from the action-figures, G.I. Joe also had a magazine, cartoon series, and a movie.

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  • 1. Elber  |  March 4, 2007 at 9:02 am

    I used to have several G.I. Joes. Sadly, I’ve lost every single one of them.

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  • 2. Reese  |  March 4, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    G.I joes are now collectors item right? How come some of these toys are so expensive?

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    • 3. Wayne Moises  |  September 9, 2014 at 3:31 am

      All the toy soldiers/vehicles they are collectors item and a display became more popular in films television series animated series/anime and media.Thanks! From:Wayne

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  • 4. Ivy  |  March 4, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    I got myself a couple of G.I joes, and it’s quite expensive, though it’s fun collecting these figures. I Think it’s one of the most expensive action figgures around.

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  • 5. kidswereus  |  March 4, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    I’m familiar with GI Joe but I never got interested in it. Shucks Elber, sayang those GI Joes…but then again I can’t blame you. My Barbie collection is gone also. It’s disheartening (I feel like that kid in Toy Story 2 who lost interest in Woody and Buzz) but I don’t know…toys seem to lose their magic as we age. They’re not as interesting.

    Reese–The toys gain more value as the manufacturers cease to produce them. Like limited edition Star Wars figures…I used to have a teacher in High School who collects those and Julius Babao (of TV Patrol) has rows and rows of shelves lined with Marvel action figures.

    Ivy–Wow, you’re a collector…how much does a figure increase in value per year? Do you go to GI Joe conventions? Are there any in the Philippines?

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  • 6. Anonymous  |  March 4, 2007 at 10:53 pm

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  • 7. Chin  |  March 4, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    I love me some G.I. Joes. Nice post.

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    • 8. Wayne Moises  |  September 9, 2014 at 3:33 am

      I like the action figures/dolls inspired from the US Army/Armed Forces becomes a comicbooks animated series and live action films. Thanks! From:Wayne

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  • 9. Kevin  |  March 5, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    oh yes.. good times🙂 .. i think i still have some? haha

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  • 10. Prichie  |  March 6, 2007 at 12:34 am

    haha! my fourteen year old brother still collects ’em! he even sleeps with it. i sometimes find them under his pillow. some of the collections were from my older brothers aged 24 and 26! hahaha!

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  • 11. lovely girl  |  March 8, 2007 at 1:36 am

    naku that was my fave toy as in i prefer that than barbie..hahaha!my bez would even remember me bkoz of dat. hilig ko daw sa toys na pang boys..ahihihi. kaya lang di talaga ko nakabili non, kse di alam ng dad ko yon n nasa abroad that tym

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    • 12. Wayne Moises  |  September 9, 2014 at 3:27 am

      I have a toy soldiers and toy cars/vehicles when I was six years old at the time in the Philippines.Thanks! From:Wayne

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  • 13. Geoff  |  March 11, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    My brother had the biggest collection of these before!

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    • 14. Wayne Moises  |  September 9, 2014 at 3:25 am

      Famous catchphrase inspired from a battle cry”Yo Joe!” From a popular animated series films and comicbooks. Thanks! From:Wayne

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  • 15. The Bagel of Everything  |  June 26, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Boytoy? Male Barbie?
    BAH!
    I played with GI Joe when I was a little girl.
    I still have dozens of them, mostly with snapped rubberband middles and cat-chewed noses.
    I should built them a MASH…

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  • 16. kidswereus  |  July 6, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Or maybe you can send a photo of your dolls…we can post it here!

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    • 17. Wayne Moises  |  September 9, 2014 at 3:23 am

      GI Joe is a military action figure and a doll with military equipment weapons and vehicles and also in comicbooks television series and live action films. Thanks! From:Wayne

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  • 18. Wayne Moises  |  September 9, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Action figures introduced in 1964 inspired from the United States Army/Armed Forces led by Duke US Army platoon sergeant and resistance leader and his ragtag group of freedom fighters battles Cobra Commander and his evil minions attempt try to takeover the world and the Joes must stop the forces of evil save the world protect the innocent and keep the peace.50th anniversary of the popular American
    military heroes created by Hasbro in 1964 become popular among children as a collectors item in popular culture and a popular icons of all time.Thanks for the information. From:Wayne. http://www.hasbro.com

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