Happy 50th birthday, GI Joe

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A Gen. George Patton G.I. Joe action figure, right, and other G.I. Joes in a display at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The birthday of what's called the world's first action figure is being celebrated this month by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it just before the nation plunged into the quagmire that ... (more) Full Story
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#1 Feb 6, 2014
The Hassenfeld Brothers (HASBRO) created G.I. Joe after seeing the enormous success of Mattel's 'Barbie'. Nothing more, nothing less. It was a great marketing idea to make Barbie a soldier with Guns/weapons and made Hasbro millions of dollars.

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