Like this website on Facebook

AT LOGO by Sean Huxter      Aaron's    GI Joe logo with Air Adventurer Head by Sean Huxter

GI Joe
Adventure Team

Animated KUNG FU GRIP by Aaron Luck
(with Kung Fu Grip Action)


Sign the Guest Book


Site News
Updated 12 February 2013


 Previous Adventure Team poll results are located here.


   

Quick Links
Site News
 
Restringing Vintage Joes
Restringing Muscle Body Joes (NEW)
 
Vintage AT  Uniform Sets
Vintage AT Accessory Sets (NEW)
Vintage AT Box Art
Boxed Vintage Figures
 
Reproduction AT Figures
24" Monster Adventure Team (1:3 Scale) (NEW)
8" Mini (Mego-scale) Adventure Team (NEW)
3 3/4" Micro (3 3/4") Adventure Team (NEW)
 
My Collection
Motor Pool
 
Custom 1:6 Scale Leather Goods (NEW)
For Trade/Wanted List
 
Favorite Links
 
Poll Archives
 
Email

 


GI Joe and Me

My relationship with GI Joe began around 1974 when I was a whopping four years old (just like the fuzzheads).  All I got for Christmas that year was GI Joe because I had been bugging my parents about them since my best friend had gotten one.  So, there I was, a young toddler with four or five Joes, a footlocker full of gear that I ripped out of all the bright packages, and a helicopter (still one of the coolest AT pieces).  I was in heaven.  Unfortunately, all of my original Joes, which had grown to over a dozen at their high point, are somewhere in the Caroline County, VA landfill about 20 years down.  Oh well, other peoples' toys are filling that void now.

I rediscovered Joe around Christmas of 1996 soon after graduating from college.  My wife and I were at Sam's Club and I saw one of the new Masterpiece Edition GI Joe Soldiers.  I picked it up for $15.99 and took it home to play with it.  It was a weird GI Joe with a bald head, but it had that certain familiarity about it.  I jumped on the web and found out that not only were there these new Joes, but the Classic Collection was new, and there were still tons of folks out there collecting and playing with their Joes.  I rushed back to Sam's Club and picked up about a dozen assorted ME Joes which were then down to $9.99 (I have since traded away all but a set of four in the boxes because they are just kinda neat shelf items).

More searching on the internet resulted in discovery of alt.toys.gi-joe newsgroup, affectionately known as the "Sandbox".  This is a open forum discussion group about GI Joe (and his modern clones) and is inhabited by a generally great bunch of folks.  I spend more time reading the "box" than I do my own email.  I even got my first original Joe from a trade in the Sandbox.

Now, Joe has taken over a good portion of my life and a big portion of my house.  I have over 100  150 Adventure Team figures, a handful of helicopters, jeeps, and other sundry vehicles and play sets.  Most of them are pieced together sets and Joes that I managed to buy or trade for over the last few years.  What can I say, Joe is Joe and there is nothing else out there like him.  He stands for all those things that are so rare in our society now, like honesty, duty, sacrifice, and commitment.  Anyway, enough of that babbling, that is where Joe and I stand.


GI Joe and My Kids

(Added 11 August 2012)

So, like all fathers I know, you want your kids to share in some of the things that you love.  In that light, a few years back during a deployment to Iraq, I spent some time online shopping and sent my kids a 40th Anniversary Joe Collection Christmas.  Here are some pictures that my lovely wife shared with me since I missed Christmas at home. 

Joes on the Living Room Floor next to a Christmas tree.  Reminds me of the early 70s.

JD playing with his new Joes. 

Andrew checking out his Joe loot and understanding firsthand the awesomeness of KUNG FU GRIP!

 


My Collection

(Large picture warning!)

My collection started with the Masterpiece Edition GI Joes I talked about a moment ago.  Then, I collected all of the Classic Collection releases for 1996, 1997 and 1998.  At that point, my AT collection had grown to be rather sizable (about 20 figures) and I was running out of space and money.  I knew that I couldn't have it all, so I liquidated my Classic Collection Joes through trades mostly, some sales (usually for a loss).  I got rid of the last of it by giving half away to my younger cousins who still "play" with their Joes, and I sold the rest dirt cheap at our pre-moving yard sale.  So, since about the beginning of 1999, I have been about 95% Adventure Team pure in my collection which has grown to be a little over 150 figures.  Click on the My Collection link above to see more about my Joes.


Vintage AT  Uniform Sets

This link is the most popular on the site.  I have listed each uniform set by year and on each list what items complete the set.  Each that I own has a picture of the actual item from my collection.  Items I don't have are annotated so you can see what is missing.


     Vintage AT  Accessory Sets    

This will eventually catalog all the non-uniform included accessory kits.  Where I have the set, I'll post pictures of it with or without one of my figures as appropriate.  If it has multiple pieces, I'll list those.

 


Vintage AT Box Art
This link has pictures I've come across of some of the excellent box art of the Adventure Team.


Reproduction AT Figures
A collection of the recent Reproduction AT Figures including the GI Joe Collector Club, Walmart, and Hot Topic figures.

 


Monster AT Commander
Custom 1:3 Scale (24" tall) Adventure Team Commander 


Mini AT Figures
Some Custom Mego Scale (8 inch) Adventure Team Joes that I pieced together. 


Micro AT Figures
GI Joe Collector Club 3 3/4" Adventure Team Figures

 

Talking Adventure Team Commander Box Art Scan
   EMAIL THE WEB MASTER
 
 

This GI Joe Adventure Team site has been visited at least 115103 times since its beginning on 29 December 2001


 


dmoz.org