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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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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.

 

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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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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... 

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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.

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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 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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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 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 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 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.

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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

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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)

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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

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 24, 2014 2:59 PM

Anytime Dawg. I love a good laugh myself. Growing up here in So Cal, I met a LOT of Marines from Pendleton, Tustin, El Toro, 29 Palms... Kinda hard not to around here at that time. It's all good and were all on the same team when there are bad guys around. But yes, I have known a few Dogfaces who would fall in the same category. Thanks for the quiet week stuff, I hope you're right,  but I will expect the opposite.

 

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 Devil Dawg on Monday, February 24, 2014 11:25 AM

stikpusher

I've worn a pickle suit... Used a "pickle" device at work... but never been called a pickle to my face or within earshot... which is pretty close by nowadays due to hearing loss... However, I have been called many other things, printable and unprintable on a family friendly site such as here... ;-) but since I know that you gyrenes vocabulary is limited to mostly excited grunts and pointing, please don't feel bad about Joe's nomenclature correction ;-)

(Pulling on my K-pot and RBA for return fire now...)

Holy Cow, Stik! That was hilarious! Got me laughing like crazy on that one! Gotta admit, though, you did perfectly describe some Marines I have known in the past.........and a few sailors and soldiers, to.....

Thanks for making me laugh twice in this thread - once with the video link, and then this. Good stuff! Hope you have a quiet week......

Gary

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, February 22, 2014 11:04 PM

Alright mud wrestling on the mess deck.

It was a great run.

The ski trooper skis and white M1

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:34 PM

here ya go Dawg, action soldiers...

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

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:32 PM

I've worn a pickle suit... Used a "pickle" device at work... but never been called a pickle to my face or within earshot... which is pretty close by nowadays due to hearing loss... However, I have been called many other things, printable and unprintable on a family friendly site such as here... ;-) but since I know that you gyrenes vocabulary is limited to mostly excited grunts and pointing, please don't feel bad about Joe's nomenclature correction ;-)

(Pulling on my K-pot and RBA for return fire now...)

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:59 PM

stikpusher

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

Crap. It's getting bad when a Marine is being corrected by a pickle..er, I mean soldier.........Big Smile (just joshin' ya!) But I stand corrected, Stik. You're correct - they are "Action Figures", not dolls. How many guys do you think I unintentionally PO'd with that one?

Devil Dawg

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:53 PM

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

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:36 PM

No wonder no one can find these GI Joe dolls and his equipment - you guys have it all!!!  Stick out tongue

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:35 PM

plasticjunkie

Dawg

My buddy was in the Air Force and he referred to the Navy guys as squids and Army guys as pickles. He said he had been called an air nut by a Marine along with other choice words. Zip it!

Heh! We called the sailors "Squids", too. The Air Force pogues we called "fly boys". My youngest son is ex-USAF, so he really caught H**L for not joining the Marines like his daddy and brother! I like that term "Air Nut", though. I'm gonna have to start using that one on him and his wife (she's still in the USAF). 

Hadn't heard a soldier called a "Pickle", though. That's a new one for me.

Gary

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Posted by ajlafleche on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:58 PM

Battle Barbie. Nuff said.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 1:01 PM

Geez stick, LMAO!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:46 PM

He got in trouble a bit in the late 80s though...

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by wayne baker on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:13 PM

 I may get so drunk, I have to crawl home. But dammit, I'll crawl like a Marine.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:00 AM

The original 64 Joe stuff has come down in price some but are still highly collectable specially if you have the boxes. I have seen original boxes sell for as much as $100 to $200 depending on the condition. They are hard to come by since most were thrown away after a child received America's fighting man. Expect to pay a very high premium for a 5 Star Jeep, mint and complete in the box, cha ching...$$$$.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:51 PM
plasticjunkie

Tojo72

I always like the scuba diver set with the mask and air tanks

 
Here ya go Tojo, I forgot that I have him too. Just hope the mask and belt are packed with the jeep!
 
Thanks for the memories.I remember that the frogman suit was a real chore getting it on him,use to have to use talcum powder to slide it on. I liked the 12" joes,but I always liked the small plastic soldiers better they might ahave been 1/32 I can't remember.Could make bigger scenes.I had German,Japanese,and American.I also had Fort Apache,cowboys,indians,wagons,and cannons. Man,I suppose that stuff would be worth a lot now Anthony

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