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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2017 10:35 p.m. PST

… Die! More Tales from the Haunted Toy Box by Tony K.

"It was 1964. GI Joe was the first action soldier to storm toy stores across the United States. It was an impressive campaign, where GI Joe, the defining 'Action Figure', was deployed by Hasbro to win the hearts and minds of kids across the country.

Joe was made of tough plastics which incorporated a radically new system of posable articulation. He wore a stamped dog tag and authentic uniforms representing the US military. His supply column of outfits would equip him for combat, on land, at sea, and in the air.

GI Joe's blitzkrieg on toy-store America triggered rival forces. Marx were seasoned veterans. They would counter-attack with point-man, Stony 'Stonewall' Smith. 'The Battling Soldier' was an 11.1/2 inch tall figure made from 'unbreakable' poly-plastic. Unfortunately, only Stony's wrists, elbows, shoulders and head were movable. His solid lower body had no articulation. This was a self-inflicted wound for Marx…"


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45thdiv27 Feb 2017 4:09 a.m. PST

I still have Stony from my youth. He sits on the shelf near my paint table. It's the second release Mar did when they added hinges to the knees

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

Good memories!. (smile)


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