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    Posted 5 months ago

    fortapache
    (2684 items)

    Hasbro did not quite know what to do with the Action Marine figure when it came out. One of the sets was a Marine Paratrooper which was featured on the box cover of the Action Marine. The Marines had a small force of Paratroopers in WWII but abandoned the program after about a year. The Navy didn't have a large amount of transport planes so Marines continued with the landing craft. There were a few other sets like that that were not quite right. One was the Marine medic set. It was a great set but there is no such thing as a Marine Medic. The Marines used Navy Corpsman as their combat medics. So actually the set should have been a Navy set. Now I am not sure if the Navy Corpsman assigned to the Marines had blue helmets but my Navy Corpsman helmet research all blue or gray but no green helmets. So I used a blue Navy helmet and got some repro cross decals. Now the actual helmet had three crosses on them but to be GI Joe correct I went with two. I have more decals so I can always do a more correct one later.
    The basic figure is a reissue from the 2000s. The uniform, armbands and medic/corpsman bag are original. The rest I lose track.
    Only three more action figures to go. Not counting some others I already had. OK looks like only a few years more worth of action figures. Could be a decade or so.

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 4 months ago
      Weigh Kool ,,, were you able to find the other log cabin I’m sending it to the front of the line
    2. fortapache fortapache, 4 months ago
      Yes found it.
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      A friend of mine named Mike in my youth had a GI Joe, with all the accessories! The other boys in town told him he was playing with dolls, so mean.
      These are truly vintage, and your collection has to be one of the best! Ben should do an article as these are rare, and your collection is that impressive!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 months ago
      Thank you very much Ms.CrystalShip. Yes being accused of playing with dolls is an unfortunate part of the GI Joe experience.
    5. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 months ago
      Cool! Love this one!
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 months ago
      Thank you very much vintagelamp.

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