Christmas Morning, 1986: G.I. Joe

December 25, 1986. (Photo: Ted Fitzgerald)

G.I. Joe Tactical Battle Platform

(Image sources: Boston Archive and Final Frontier Toys)

5 Responses to “Christmas Morning, 1986: G.I. Joe”


  1. 1 lithicbee December 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Ha! Who’s more excited: Dad or kid?

    Around this same exact time, I saved up and used Xmas money to buy the Cobra base (can’t remember the name). It was circular and had a small plane that came out of the top, if I recall correctly. That thing was awesome.

  2. 2 theleakysuitbrigade December 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    You are talking about the Terror Drome.

    That picture is awesome, brings back memories for me!

  3. 3 2W2N December 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Yeah, I love this one. I remember how fun it was to put this stuff together. And the art on all the G.I. Joe boxes was awesome.

  4. 5 leftylimbo December 14, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Wow. This was after my GI Joe heyday, but I would’ve totally dug having that a couple of years before. Can never have enough missile launchers or working spotlights. =)


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