Item History (General)
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None of what follows has anything SPECIFIC to do with this listing and the actual item could vary in terms of completeness or manufacturing variations. Please see "Item Condition" for specifics to this listing.
GI Joe 1964 1967 1960s Figure Set Pilot
Air Cadet All Original
In 1964, the original GI Joe marketing plan was simple. Sell them
the doll...err...action figure :-) and then sell them plenty of
outfit/accessories to go with it. Seems simple today but it was
unique in the toys for boys market (but successfully implemented with
Mattel's Barbie 5 years earlier) of the early 1960s. Each item is
displayed where it could easily be seen on a store shelf - each one sewn
on a card and visible through cello window or seal. In 1967, Hasbro
decided to try a different marketing technique and released the outfits
also in colorful photo boxes! This is one of the sets that was sold
both ways. This is an all original, 1960's Hasbro issued G.I. Joe
complete Pilot Air Cadet set. Complete, it included:
- G.I. Joe? T.M. Action Figure with Painted Hair (originally
- Dress Hat with Air Force emblem (Incised "HASBRO ? HONG
- Parade Dress Pants (Tagged "G.I. JOE? BY HASBRO HONG KONG")
- 2 Snap Fly
- Parade Dress Jacket (Tagged "G.I. JOE? BY HASBRO HONG
- Dress Shoes (Incised "HASBRO ? HONG KONG")
- Yellow Waist Sash
- White Chest Sash with Silver Buckle
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Item Condition (Specific)
Other than some minor brow loss, rivet paint @ 95% or better. Joints all tight. Pants and jacket are both tagged Hasbro Registerd Hong Kong. Rifle marked 'Hasbro'. Hat marke 'Hasbro'. Paints a bit off white from natural aging - but far better than average. Saber and sheath fully intact. Great set!!