It is probably the second most common ailment the 3 3/4-sized G.I. Joe action figures: Crotch Breakage.
Deep Six teaches an admittedly not very bright kid that swimming in a pond while there’s lightning is a shockingly bad idea.
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.
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.
Another Friday, another PSA. This times is Barbeque teaching two kids about what to do if they are stuck in their house and there’s a fire.
There was a time when I easily had dozens of G.I. Joe action figures. Many had been lost over the years, but I would say that at its height my collection reached around 50 at its peak.
I was heartbroken to realize the other day that many of my oldest and most significent ones are gone… and it was basically my own doing.