To those attending the film festival...
In more than a half-dozen incarnations across four decades, GI Joe has become the single greatest brand in the history of boy's toys. Inspiring the term "action figure", GI Joe ushered in a new play pattern that forever changed the scope of the toy world.
Hasbro has kept GI Joe on the market nearly continuously since 1964, with the exception of a few years between the death of the classic "vintage" Joe in 1976 and the introduction of the new "Real American Hero" in 1982. In 1997, we had a dual effort between the all new ultra-buffed five-inch GI Joe Extreme line for kids and for the true "kid-at-heart" collector, the special 12-inch Classic Collection series. The Classic Collection "Joes" had all new fully articulated bodies, were authentically dressed and equipped to represent seven different branches of today's world's military.
We have scored three mint, in-the-box Classic Collection GI Joes, courtesy of PondPatrol.com, to be given away to those attending the film festival on the 20th of September. Along with the rare 12-inch action figures, PondPatrol.com has donated an Art S. Buck male figure made by Sideshow Collectibles and a Cobra Viper Box set containing six 3 3/4 Viper Infantryman. Besides seeing fantastic Stop-Motion Films from around the world, you could be walking out of the theater with an amazing collector's item. Don't miss it.