Needless Things Podcast 315 – GI Joe: A Real American Hero – Part One 1982-1985


Your host Dave teams up with Dragon Con luminary Kristian Allen and Noel Wood from The Finest to look back at the formative years of Hasbro’s GI Joe: A Real American Hero toy line!

Launching in 1982, the update of the classic GI Joe toy line was a defining trademark of 80s pop culture. Bolstered by a comic book and an animated series, the Real American Hero line remained a constant in toy aisles for over a decade and is still sought after by collectors to this day. Featuring an unparalleled collection of figures, vehicles, playsets, and accessories, this line is a landmark in toy history.

Listen in as Dave, Noel, and Kristian share how they got recruited, some of their favorite missions, and general memories of the first four years of this legendary toy line and pop culture phenomenon on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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