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GI Joe 30th Annniversary 1982 Commercial And Catalog

GI Joe 30th Annniversary 1982 Commercial And Catalog
To commemorate the GI Joe A Real American Hero 30th Anniversary, HissTank boards member vallen has shared not only a commercial but a recreation of the 1982 catalog, with a mix of 25th and 30th anniversary Modern Era GI Joe toys. While GI Joe has gone through several incarnations throughout the years, a major shift occurred in 1982 when Hasbro made GI Joe in 3.75" scale. The legacy of this scale is reflected in action figure brands even beyond GI Joe, as it has been a staple in action figure aisles for several years. Fitting for a brand that was just recently voted as the favorite toy of the past century.

The commercial can be seen below:


Meanwhile, check out a blast from the past('82 to be exact!) after the jump!
Credit: vallen of the Hiss Tank Forums!
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GI Joe 30th Annniversary 1982 Commercial And Catalog - Additional Images

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vallen:
Hey guys...I just thought I would pop in and show you something that I had done a while back to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Joe. I got my first Joe in 1982 during the Fall, so for me this really is the 30th. The figure was Grunt of course, straight arms and all. Anyhow here is a recreation of that 1982 catalog that many of us of stared at for hours. The pics are in jpg format and are 8 by 11.

This goes with the unofficial video that we did late last year.

G.I. Joe: 30th Anniversary 1982 Commercial Reboot - YouTube

Enjoy.

Vallen.
holyfrog:
Dude that is sweet. Any plans to do other catalogs?
fireflyguy:
I love it! My first joe was actually around my birthday in December if '82 --- Breaker. Then a week later for Christmas, I got the vamp and clutch. I was hooked. Thanks for sharing!
Indiana Joe:
This is the coolest. Where are the Gijoe fans at Hasbro ? This should of been a no brainer.

Great work. You deserve a major award.
The L.O.C.:
Awesome job with this!
RangerBrian1138:
Nice Commerical and recreating the Catalog, Snake Eyes was my first joe back in 1982 on my birthday
dgnr82:
I love it.....I thought of doing this at one point,...just no time.
5h4rK:
Whoa.. nice stuff, I love it!
spiderpumpkin:
Very well done.
JoeMama:
that is really cool
07GT500 COBRA:
What a novel idea. If only Hasbro had thought of redoing these and running them on The Hub or during other network toons, sales might be better.
Xerofall:
That looks like it was a fun project.
Outbackk:
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Originally Posted by Xerofall View Post
That looks like it was a fun project.
Agreed. Nice work!
MJjoe4life:
Very nice!! This is really cool, nice work!
80sKid:
I remember the video and these pics are awesome! Great work!
Jettfire:
Great work! That was a lot of fun to see.
deadfish:
outstandin bro!
vallen:
Thanks for all of the kinds words. Although it was fun to put the catalog together (there are a few custom figs in there that were satisfying to do…particularly Steeler and red pad Grand Slam)…it was bitter sweet for me.

The 30th anniversary of ARAH Joe kinda came and went without much of anything. Sure there were some nice things in the 30th line, when you could find it at retail, and it is also true that nearly everything in this catalog update got a release during the 25th run…but I know that personally, I would have loved if the 30th was presented like this in a clear and succinct way. I consider the 30th line we got basically POC rebranded and not a clear continuation of the 25th line.

What do you guys think? Was the 30th a good one?
Renegade:
This is awe inspiring!


My first Joe was Steeler with the Mobat, while my brother got the Vamp with Clutch. My first single card figure was a straight armed Grunt. I remember the video and catalog, and this was a thing of beauty. Thanks!
Shin Densetsu:
Quote:
Originally Posted by vallen View Post
Thanks for all of the kinds words. Although it was fun to put the catalog together (there are a few custom figs in there that were satisfying to do…particularly Steeler and red pad Grand Slam)…it was bitter sweet for me.

The 30th anniversary of ARAH Joe kinda came and went without much of anything. Sure there were some nice things in the 30th line, when you could find it at retail, and it is also true that nearly everything in this catalog update got a release during the 25th run…but I know that personally, I would have loved if the 30th was presented like this in a clear and succinct way. I consider the 30th line we got basically POC rebranded and not a clear continuation of the 25th line.

What do you guys think? Was the 30th a good one?
I think the 30th was a great line for what it was. Less filler, less figures overall but the ones we did get were great for the most part. Plus we got the Sky Striker back after years of Hasbro saying it was never going to happen. Even so we got it at a price that wasn't marked up to hell.

I agree with you about the 30th being rebranded POC. In fact, some etailers like Entertainment Earth even listed cases of 30th as being later waves of POC.
Vance1714:
Reminds me of being a kiddo again. Those were the days.
Stl_Brgd_PFC_Ramar:
Excellent!!!
Rama Sha:
Quote:
Originally Posted by vallen View Post

The 30th anniversary of ARAH Joe kinda came and went without much of anything. Sure there were some nice things in the 30th line, when you could find it at retail, and it is also true that nearly everything in this catalog update got a release during the 25th run…but I know that personally, I would have loved if the 30th was presented like this in a clear and succinct way. I consider the 30th line we got basically POC rebranded and not a clear continuation of the 25th line.

What do you guys think? Was the 30th a good one?
Total agreement with what you said. The 30th came and went with a whimper (although the skystriker was all kinds of win), and yeah apart from figures like Airtight and Sci-Fi...30th didn't really feel very 30th for me. It really was just POC 2 with a few 25th style bones. I'd really like to see a line that is more a continuation of the 25th, at least for awhile. I'm reminded how Hasbro gives SW a vintage line and then takes it way for awhile and then brings it back again and keeps doing that and I wish they'd do that with 25th.

And what you posted just shows me how much I'd have loved a 30th Stars and Stripes type set. Course it would have been exclusive to BBTS or the Joe Club or something like that and I think I've had a little too much of that lately.
cobracobra:
That was great! The OG 13 is not my favorite I am more of a 1985 guy but still!! Awesome work looks like it came straight from the 80s even with the old school voice actors!! Way to go!!
TheRealDubya:
You win... everything there is to win on the internet today.

*commences slow clap*
denversaur:
This is outstanding. Amazing work that evokes what it was like when these toys originally hit! Total pro. Super cool !!! Love it.
GI C:
The original catalog inserts kicked ass.I think my favorite is from 1984 which had a ton of stuff:The Rattler,The Skyhawk and the Stinger.
Mr Hebime:
Love it! Remember having the original catalog when I got the MMS from Two Guys. Plan on doing any more?
deadfish:
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Originally Posted by GI C View Post
The original catalog inserts kicked ass.I think my favorite is from 1984 which had a ton of stuff:The Rattler,The Skyhawk and the Stinger.

85......just sayin!
Ian:
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Originally Posted by deadfish View Post
85......just sayin!
check your infos they're all from '84 ;-)
zweiman:
that is freakin' sweet!
deadfish:
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Originally Posted by Ian View Post
check your infos they're all from '84 ;-)
just sayin I liked the 85 catalog the best as a kid...had the freakin Flagg in it.
snakeeyes0217:
Love, love, love this! Thanks for sharing!

BTW, why don't the actual companies do this kind of thing? It's a no-brainer to stir up nostalgia for nostalgia based products.
Mercenary696:
That is really cool! This would make a cool boxed collector set.
NSP:
Love it!
gi jeff:
I love this.
It is part of the reason I started collecting 25th anv. Joes.
Dragasses:
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Originally Posted by Indiana Joe View Post
Great work. You deserve a major award.
agreed. a whole bunch.
flash70:
Love it!!
sn8ke3y3s:
So cool and very nice job man!
GILTYONE:
That is just tooooo awesome makes me really want to get the whole collection even thou i have multiples of all lol. Keep it coming!!! Great job!!!
Woo-Dig-It:
great stuff! thanks for sharing !!!! A+++
gruppenfuhrer88:
Great job on this, I miss those days.......
turner:
I dig, dig the short fuze custom too.
Funnel Rat:
That was fantastic! It really took me back to being a kid again. No internet previews of toys or anything even close, which made seeing a commercial like that the most exciting thing in the world.
Ian:
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadfish View Post
just sayin I liked the 85 catalog the best as a kid...had the freakin Flagg in it.
oh !! sorry ;-)

I agree though, 84 and 85 are the best years IMHO
 

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