Oh, Cover Girl, how I never really liked you.
Although many of my old G.I. Joes did not survive intact over the years, several of them surprisingly made it through the last three decades in one piece. So I decided it was only fair to highlight them, too.
The first I’m sharing is Zarana.
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.
Mutt is talking about actual dogs. But honestly, I think this holds true in a metaphorical sense, too.
I decided to carry out a little experiment.
While putting Airborne back together again, I noticed something. The screws in his legs, as well as the one in his back, were covered in rust. Upon removing them I discovered that while the threads were nice and clean, the heads were pretty bad. The one that had been in his back was especially discolored.
It is probably the second most common ailment the 3 3/4-sized G.I. Joe action figures: Crotch Breakage.