Item History (General)
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GI Joe 1969 MIB 7915 Talking Astronaut w White Cap
As with all things, the market must have become saturated by 1966 - so how to make it exciting for the G.I. Joe enthusiast of the time period? Well, Mattel had successfully been market talking dolls for a few years. Take a cue from Mattel, Hasbro decided making Joe talk was the "new" push they needed. So, in 1967 a new GI Joe figure was released - the Talking Action GI Joe. Once again, representing all 4 military branches. By the end of the 1960's, America took huge leaps forward in the space race with the astronauts landing on the moon. Hasbro responded in 1969 with the first talking Astronaut. He included:
Item Condition (Specific)
ALL ORIGINAL!!!! Everything - yes, including the decal (a bit of wear) and the box and the insert and the paperwork. Box has bit of shelf wear - mainly corners - displays great! Insert is very nice but has typical hole splits from Joe shifting around. Hat nice. Talks well. Very nice example!