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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 24, 2014 4:30 PM

Looks like Joe found a job and went with Skipper after the incident at the trailer park...Whistling

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by TarnShip on Monday, February 24, 2014 4:50 PM

transcript of a future scene in the area of the Midway museum in 2015 or 2016

"Tarn !, hey nice to finally meet ya, put 'er there, man" (sticks out hand for handshake)

"Stik !!, unh, burp" (points 45 degrees to the right of Stik)

almost gone

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Monday, February 24, 2014 8:23 PM

plasticjunkie

here ya go Dawg, action soldiers...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLL67CN2hnw

 

 

 

Thanks a bunch for that one, plasticjunkie. I remember that commercial from my childhood. Brings back some memories...............

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Monday, February 24, 2014 8:32 PM

stikpusher

Looks like Joe found a job and went with Skipper after the incident at the trailer park...Whistling

Oh, man! That used to be my favorite commercial. Haven't seen that one in many, many years. Thanks for the video, stik! 

And I agree - we're all on the same team. Even though we rag on each other good-naturedly, we all know who's side we're on, and we take up for each other when the chips are down. It's one of the reason's I'm a member of The American Legion - it's for all branches, and we get to meet and swap stories and become life-long friends. Some of the best friendships you'll ever make are the ones from the military, regardless of branch of service.

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by MattMcK. on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 8:26 AM

This is an old thread I know, but I'm a huge Vintage GI joe enthusiast as well as a modeller.  If anyone is interested, I run a GI Joe information site called Vintage3DJoes.com.  Check it out if you're interested.

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 9:39 AM

stikpusher

They are not dolls... They are "action figures". ;-)

 

I have a vague memory of my dad objecting to me "playing with dolls". The usual reply from Mom.... "Ohhh, Elbert......", and that was the last I heard of it.

The foot locker has been mentioned twice and the scuba set once. I think about that old foot locker from time to time. It was real wood if I recall. Scuba set was another favorite.

Was really cool stuff, thanks for the memories indeed.

BTW, if this is 50 yrs then I was about 12 when they came out. I would have guessed younger. Odd.

-Greg

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Posted by ugamodels on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 9:49 PM

I have an AT talking one (real hair), with box. Plus a few others of the original "hard" hair ones and some accessories. Anyone interested ?

I type on a tablet. Please excuse the terseness and the autocorrect. Not to mention the erors. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 07, 2019 7:23 AM

Greg

I have the wood footlocker with the plastic tray. I also have 2 original 64 Joes and the 1965 Five Star Jeep with the trailer, light and recoiless rifle.Big Smile  

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, March 07, 2019 8:52 AM

plasticjunkie

Greg

I have the wood footlocker with the plastic tray. I also have 2 original 64 Joes and the 1965 Five Star Jeep with the trailer, light and recoiless rifle.Big Smile  

 

Oh man, PJ, that's awesome. It would be fun to get that stuff out every once in a while just to look at them.

And I just realized how old this thread is. I knew sooner or later one would get me. Oops!

-Greg

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 07, 2019 10:32 AM

Greg

 

 
plasticjunkie

Greg

I have the wood footlocker with the plastic tray. I also have 2 original 64 Joes and the 1965 Five Star Jeep with the trailer, light and recoiless rifle.Big Smile  

 

 

 

Oh man, PJ, that's awesome. It would be fun to get that stuff out every once in a while just to look at them.

And I just realized how old this thread is. I knew sooner or later one would get me. Oops!

 

 

Yea it’s another zombie post lol.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:14 PM

Greg

 

 
stikpusher

They are not dolls... They are "action figures". ;-)

 

 

 

I have a vague memory of my dad objecting to me "playing with dolls". The usual reply from Mom.... "Ohhh, Elbert......", and that was the last I heard of it.

The foot locker has been mentioned twice and the scuba set once. I think about that old foot locker from time to time. It was real wood if I recall. Scuba set was another favorite.

Was really cool stuff, thanks for the memories indeed.

BTW, if this is 50 yrs then I was about 12 when they came out. I would have guessed younger. Odd.

 

Look at the date/year of the original post. Then do the adjusting math... 

Wink

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:36 PM

1964. I was 8. 

Dad had no issues. Mom was very anti-war, really resisted me on it. Of course my sisters didn't get Barbies either.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, March 07, 2019 1:36 PM

stikpusher
Look at the date/year of the original post. Then do the adjusting math...

By golly, good catch Stik. Yes You are exactly right. Like Bill, I would have been 8 or 9 afterall. Now it makes sense.

 

-Greg

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, March 09, 2019 9:35 AM
Got my first one in 1995 when I was seven. Airborne Ranger that had red hair just like me! Also had a Coast Guard, Desert Storm, Tuskegee Airmen, U.S Infantryman in winter camouflage and my last one was a Korean War BAR gunner.  

 

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