G.I. Joe®, the original action figure, was introduced by Hasbro in 1964. The moveable fighting man and real American hero has had many adventures in the years since. This G.I. Joe® was made in 1966.©2012 The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Inc.
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When I was young, I can recall having several favorite toys, but at a younger age, one of my most favorite was my G.I. Joe. Summers I could be found with Joe and his Dune Buggy vehicle having adventures in the back yard. Digging through the dirt and mud, sneaking through the tall grass, and advancing on the enemies that usually only existed in the imagination of a child, Joe and I made a team that was inseperable. I was later given the gift of a Headquarters, where Joe would plan his missions and then execute them on the battlefield. Even on rainy days, I could bring out Joe and have fun rapelling down the bedsheets or low crawling under the beds.
- Scott, Indianapolis