As mentioned in the latest episode of Toy-Ventures (which has a contest BTW) , I recently picked up this wonder GI Joe Adventure Team piece. I collect GI Joe but am what they call “Content.” I haven’t actively searched eBay in ages, and while I always keep my eyes open, I really didn’t have any wants. Then theecollector found a bunch of Canadian GI Joe outfits and sets.
This one haunted me despite avoiding collecting carded outfits for money and space reasons. It was the combination of the 76 era card back with that funky orange and the fact that I realized I HAD THIS AS A KID! I kind of wasn’t in control; I just purchased it. The brain was going, “WTH?” but the heart knew what it was doing.
I also really dig this illustration of Joe, what a badass. The artwork is huge for this because, without it, it’s just a jumpsuit and a camera.
Here’s the 1976 GI Joe Catalog page for Photo Recon, which I need to redo for the site.
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