Ever wanted to learn more about the history of G.I. Joe figures and the people who made them? This insightful documentary does just that.
They may be twins, but clearly one brother has a little more endurance than the other
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.
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.
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.