For me there was only ever really just one leader of G.I. Joe: Duke. Hawk was just some guy they created who I just barely acknowledged.
Over the years my G.I. Joe figures have been tossed around, moved around, forgotten, broken and discarded.
Yet somehow Spirit has remained.
Oh, Cover Girl, how I never really liked you.
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.
It is probably the second most common ailment the 3 3/4-sized G.I. Joe action figures: Crotch Breakage.
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.