Collectible GI Joes
Of all toys for boys', the brand that has lasted the longest, is Collectible GI Joes and action figures. In fact, GI Joe continues to exist to this day after more than forty years since its initial conception. Through the years, the original GI Joe has changed many faces and diversified its characters. It has continually evolved with time, creating new model heroes in the world of boys' imaginative play.
GI Joe figures and its numerous accessories was the brainchild of Stan Weston. His innovative idea of scale model figurines based on military characters immediately raised consumers' interest as soon as Hasbro, one of the largest toy companies in US, introduced GI Joe action figures in the early 1960's. The original figurines represented the four branches of the military, the army, navy, air force and the marines. Hasbro included countless appealing accessories that go with the figures' field of services.
The original collectible GI Joes action figures existed in the market shelves up to 1976 and we saw its resurgence as the Real American Hero in the early 80's. People collect the rarest, most exceptional and most atypical GI Joe curios. Those GI Joe action figures with complete ensembles are the most sought after and most likely to fetch the highest price. Complete Vintage GI Joe action figure sets especially produced in 1966 with its original packing are very valuable to this date.
With collectible GI Joes Action Figures induction to the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2004, it has proven its iconic status as being one of the longest, most popular and admired toys of all times. Being elected to the most coveted honor means surpassing the ordinary and traditional child's plaything. These are toys that sustained incredible ways of inventiveness and contributed to the process of learning and discovery. Most of all, GI Joe action figures are lifelong toys to keep, that will continue to provide unparallel and quality amusements to kids and adults through generations to come.