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
shops 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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