Whilst many vintage G.I. Joe action figure collectors concentrate on the original 12 inch figures, there are also armies of equally passionate fans of the 3 ¾ inch G.I.Joe figures which first hit the toy market in 1982. The smaller, relaunched figures were issued with all sorts of gadgets and even a back-story involving the never-ending fight between the G.I. Joe Team (the good guys, obviously) and the Cobra Command (the bad guys). Hasbro eventually developed these figures into the G.I. Joe: A … [Read more...]
Hasbro’s William “The Fridge” Perry as G.I. Joe physical training instructor!
As I live in Rome, Italy I couldn't have been more surprised to find this action figure of American pro football player William Perry aka The Refrigerator the other day. He was right at the bottom of a bargain toy bin in a local second-hand store...but I knew I just had to add him to my collection! The figure has clearly seen some heavy play fighting the evil Cobra baddies, so there is some wear to the number 72 blazoned across his Chicago Bears shirt and the G.I. Joe transfer on his belt … [Read more...]
Hulk Hogan with Hulkster Slam!
After a great August break we're back in the saddle here at Vintage Action Figures with a bit of 1990s wrestling nostalgia with this vintage WWF Wrestling Action Figure of Hulk Hogan made by Hasbro under license from Titan Sports. Hasbro took over production of wrestling figures when toy-makers LJN - responsible for the enormously popular Wrestling Superstars line - folded in 1989. This particular Hulk Hogan is the fourth of 4 different Hulk Hogan figures that Hasbro made, and as with … [Read more...]