Collectible G.I. Joe Action Figures
In 1963, Hasbro, a toy company from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was on a mission. A group of its designers were borrowing guns and rifles from the National Guard and driving around with their trunks full of military weapons. They even had the gumption to call generals and request top-secret material. What, exactly, were they up to? They wanted to make a product that would be similar to Mattel's Barbie, except one that would be just as popular...