Monday, 19 November 2012

G.I. JOE WAS ORIGINALLY A SOFTIE CALLED 'HAIR-LIP HARRY'...

 
 
You're looking at the very first prototype of G.I. JOE, hand-carved
by designer DON LEVINE back in 1963. Just as well they chose another
face for the finished article, as the fella in the photo looks about as hard as
a soggy cornflake. BARBIE's boyfriend KEN could've given this milksop
a good kicking - and he's about as tough as wet noodle. Ah, how different
would've been the fate of all mankind had the constipated clown above
turned up in toyshops instead of the real deal that made his debut in
'64. ('66 in Britain - and with a different name - ACTION MAN!)

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