Item History (General)
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GI Joe 1964 #7509 MOC Army Mess
Kit Small Carded Set Style A
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. This is one of the sets you could buy to
compliment your GI Joe soldier, sailor, marine, or pilot. This
particular set contains:
- Canteen w Cover
- Mess Kit Pan with Lid, Knife, Spoon, Fork
This particular style of the carded #7509 mess kit has the
silverware lined up in the upper right hand corner of the card.
100% original! 100% Hasbro!
Item Condition (Specific)
Factory sealed! Nice shape!!