Item History (General)[Show/Hide]
Item Condition (Specific)
PLEASE NOTE: INFORMATION in the Item History section is REGARDING COMMON ATTRIBUTES TO THE ITEM (ie size, year of production, color, scarcity, etc).
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 1960s Figure Blonde TM
Before Hasbro released their 12" GI Joe in 1964, toy soldiers were just tiny
statues in plastic. There was no posability to them. An entire
industry was born with Hasbro's Man of Action that had 21 movable
parts! These parts were pressure fitted together - making the complete
doll....errr...action figure. This process allowed the figure an
infinite amount of poses. This process was great for kids of the day - but
it creates a problem to adult collectors as the earliest figures all
invariable have stress cracks from the pressure of the pegs that join them
together. Some cracks become so severe as to have pieces fall off the
figure. The majority of figures manufactured through 1969 would have
rivets painted with a color that closely matched the color of the
plastic. However, sometimes one can find steel rivets that went
unpainted. And, a boon to colletors as they've become highly desriable, the
very earliest figures had rivets that were faux brass plated. It is
incredibly rare to find a "brass rivet" figure that has all 13 figures with
brass rivets. The brass rivets were used only for a very short time
and when one finds brass rivets, they are generally just a few of the rivets
on a painted rivet figure.
This listing is for a Blonde TM figure with early, heavy eyeliner features!
Get yours today!
Nice early features TM Joe! Has all correct early singe lettered, no number parts. Has obvious stress crack repair on thigh (can easily be replaced if one chooses) - double slotted shoulders. Dig those raccoon eyes!