FULLY REASSEMBLED! Airborne is completely repaired and accessorized

Airborne is ready for battle.

Airborne is ready for battle.

The ultimate goal of this project is to not only fix the broken G.I. Joe figures from my childhood, but to find their original accessories, as well.

So far fixing the figures has been easy enough. I still have the pieces for many of them. It’s just been a matter of getting new o-rings to reattched the three main parts – legs, waists and torsos.

Airborne has become the first of my figures to be completed.

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1984 Rip Cord loosens up and gets tight

Rip Cord has seen better days, even with a piece of string keeping him tie up.

Rip Cord has seen better days, even with a piece of string keeping him tie up.

This orange-haired G.I. Joe is among the oldest of my meager collection, and he’s showing his age.

Rip Cord, first released in 1984, broke long ago. So long ago, in fact, that an attempt to fix him was made. I’m not sure if it was me or my brother who did it, though.

Perhaps we were lacking rubber bands at the time. The string was effective in keeping him in one piece, but he was so loose and wobbly I had to reassemble this reassembled Joe.

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Mainframe is back online – and accessorized!

Mainframe fell to pieces a long time ago.

Mainframe fell to pieces a long time ago.

As action figures go, Mainframe is pretty run of the mill.

Introduced in 1986, he’s hampered by a pretty dull design. His grey outfit is a bit uninspired, and he doesn’t come with any weapons. He was essentially a phone operator.

This particular action figure did, however, prove to be unique in my collection.

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