Airborne takes flight once again… but without his crotch

'Where's my crotch?!' Airborne has seen better days.

‘Where’s my crotch?!’ Airborne has seen better days.

It is probably the second most common ailment the 3 3/4-sized G.I. Joe action figures: Crotch Breakage.

I can’t say when Airborne originally suffered from this horrific disease. It likely fell off some 20 years ago, back when he was regularly used. If I recall properly, he was one of my brother’s figures. I eventually adopted him.

Fixing him was fun. Perhaps because I vividly remember him being a part of our G.I. Joe adventures. Part of the 1983 crew, he used to party with Duke, Scarlett and original Snake Eyes. So it was nice to see that I still had his key parts (torso, waist and legs).

Getting him to fit together right was a challenge. I think perhaps my o-ring is too thick for him. Perhaps its because its an earlier figure, or just this particular one. I may swap it out for a thinner on in the future.

His backpack, rifle and helmet are long gone (see them here).

Airborne’s crotch problem remains something I would like to fix, though. I’ve been on the hunt for a new waist for him, so stay tuned for a possible update on his condition.

I’ve also decided to use him as a test subject on an experiment to make his “reassembly” that much better. More on that later this week.

Airborne is whole again (well, mostly, I mean, his crotch is still gone)

Airborne is whole again (well, mostly, I mean, his crotch is still gone)

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