Author: Penny Koole

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GI Joe: The Ninjas

Little Green Plastic Army Men Many look at GI Joe starting with the A Real American Hero line as a military toy, an evolution of the little green plastic army man.  The line is definitely rooted in military tech and the US Armed Forces. Beginning in 1982 and 1983 the line released the original lineup

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My Favorite Joe

GI Joe was created with a plethora of characters each representing a slice of America.  Many argue the stereotypes were unfair.  I counter that the stereotypes give character to these little plastic army men.  As an avid reader, the Larry Hama written file cards were a great addition to the toys to give them life

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