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November 24, 2008


Terrence Berres

"...in 1962 the idea of a boy playing with what is basically a doll was outlandish."

Or that made it sound more creative and challenging than developing a giant version of the little Army Men. http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/

John Michlig

Evidently the bugaboo was the idea that you could dress and undress the GI Joe figure la Barbie and baby dolls. Little Green Army Men (and tin soldiers) were more like anonymous masses of "guys" that you deployed - - no real relationship there.

When the "new" Real American Hero 3-3/4 GI Joes came out in the 80s, the "anonymous masses" vibe returned.

Fred Keller

John, bring a GI Joe and a Rock 'em, Sock 'em Robots!

Bryan Maersch

I am getting the feeling you are just begining to see the other side of your "you only need to make a couple of trips to Radio Shack"! :)


I still say it looks like a mullet.

J. Strupp

Hey that's cool John. Barry Melrose pulled it off for years and still does today.

Tim Van Vorn too.

John Michlig

I might grow that mini-mullet back. As inspiration.


Aha, I knew it!

J. Strupp


Do it!

Business in the front, party in the back.

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