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Dan in MI

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I good eye caught my GI Joes in a pic on a different thread. I expect the request for pic may be coming so here it is. And a little more to the story. I was BIG GI Joe fan as kid. It may be partly because my big brother was a Marine at the time. (14 year spread) Any gift occasssion I asked for GI Joe Stuff and I had a bunch. The Jeep, the Space Capsule and more clothes and guns than you could count. I had a friend a year or two behind me that I played with. I can tell you these Joe's saw real combat. Firecrackers, bb guns you name it they saw action. Somewhere around 11-13 I'd had enough and gave EVERY piece I had to him. Time moved on, we lost touch around junior high. I had not seen Steve in 20+ years when one day he shows up at my church. we talk about all we did back then and the fun we had. The next week he shows up and gave me what is in the picture. All of it was mine except the one with "hair." I never had one of those. And I haven't seen him since. It's been another 20 now....

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It's funny you showed the GI Joe. When I saw the title of this thread,, I immediately thought of my own GI Joe stuff, and the full cowboy outfit I had.
 

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Put me in please as first to ask if you have anything for sale! Thanks for posting the picture.

On a related note, my daughters are now age 40 and 38. At some point they asked our neighbor if they could sell all their Barbie stuff in her yard sale. They priced each piece at 5 cents. I visited the yard sale the night before and paid for everything they had. I boxed them up, hid them in a basement closet and gave them back to my daughters after each of them gave birth to a daughter.
 
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My brothers and I had the Joes too, the jeep with the trailer and searchlight, footlocker and even the deep sea diver stuff. Also the "Best of The West" cowboy figures along with the horses, buckboards saddles, etc..

All the Joe stuff is gone, but I still have some of the cowboy stuff. :)
 

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I have most of the Evel Knievel hand crank toys the big RV and all 4 explorer sets.

I recently found my bottle cap gun. Its a piece of wood with a clothes pin and a rubber band.
 

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My nephew is a West Point grad and he and his wife recently had a baby boy. Thought this would be a nice gift for little Jack. Found a West Pt/ Annapolis set on Amazon and it’s $230! No thanks.
 

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Older cousins had the big figure and the Jeep. I had the Evil Knievel crank/ramp bike. Then I later got the GIANT metal Jeep made by Tonka.

I have all my Star Wars stuff somewhere.
 

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Never had a GI Joe, but I had two Stonys, Marx's knockoff. If you really worked at it, you could get real GI Joe clothes on a Stony, and I did.

Stony's guns were more accurate/realistic than GI Joe's--M1 Garand, M1 carbine, BAR, and 1911. And Stony's hands could hold them better. Stony had an M3 Grease Gun too, which I don't believe Joe ever did.
 

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You had the good ones. I came from the era of that bearded criminal looking GI Joe. The first thing we'd do when we got one of those was to get a razor blade out and shave that nasty, cheesy beard off in an attempt to turn him into a nice, clean cut , trustworthy "regular guy".

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Back in my day........................................

We WERE GI Joe, though not by that name. And my toys didn't survive.

I once told Nita about making a frontier cabin out of a wood cigar box. Gravel was used for the fireplace, tables etc. made from scrap wood. A piece of cloth for a rug.

Nita asked me what happened to that.

"It burned down. Indians." I told her.

"I figured as much," was her response.

Bob Wright
 

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I also had the Six Million Dollar man, The Lone Ranger Tonto Silver and Scout.
 

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