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Jun 12, '07, 1:10 PM
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I don't think Hasbro ever stopped making this set, it's always in parts lots. It was so popular that Power Records (http://powerrecordsplaza.blogspot.com/) made a book and record set about it. I had the record as a kid, it was pretty darn terrific!

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toys2cool
Jun 12, '07, 4:04 PM
uhhh I loved that set,it brings so many cool accessories.I actually like the 1st one with the clothe hat more :grin:

nvmbrsdoom5
Jun 12, '07, 7:30 PM
I never had the actual playset, but I had that book and record. The G.I. Joe book & record sets are without a doubt in my top five most cherished collectibles from childhood! I have all of them and love 'em. Someone on Youtube a while back even took the book & record for "Secret of the Mummy's Tomb" and made an animated video from it. I wish they'd do that with "Spy Island" as well.

HardyGirl
Jun 12, '07, 9:26 PM
Hey cool! I don't have that actual playset, but I have all the components that make it up (including raft and TNT). I also have all the Peter Pan Story records, which I recently recorded for a kid I sit for. I have a TON of GIJoe stuff, even those View-masters that Brian loves so much, (yes, I've seen that site!):yes:

And Doom, the guy who made the Mummy's Tomb video, (I have that one w/ the record soundtrack), was planning on making one for Spy Island until his wife had a baby. He hasn't really done anything w/ his videos lately. He did make one for Black Spider Rendevous. (I don't have that one yet), you should e-mail him and ask him about that one.

nvmbrsdoom5
Jun 13, '07, 2:12 AM
Very cool, didn't know about that! Thanks for the info, I'll look into that. He did a great job animating the Mummy's Tomb, I thought :)

Sweep Secondhand
Jun 13, '07, 10:55 AM
The Spy Island set was defintely one of the cornerstones of the G.I. Adventure Team lines (and was, itself, basicly a reissue of the Sabotage set from the military years with a different outfit). This set was issued every year until it was slightly retooled for Mike Power to use. I remember buying this new at the local Toy King. Boy those boxes sure seemed big back then!

MegoNinja
Jun 13, '07, 8:38 PM
lol I have the spy island accessories laying around my bedroom right now as we speak, makes me want to go play with them

Agent of SHIELD
Jun 13, '07, 9:56 PM
I also had the book & record, but I'm not sure about the playset.

thunderbolt
Jun 14, '07, 3:24 AM
Why the heck is the Spy Island set 3 bucks more than that Jeep?? Love that set I have the Hasbro repro one from the online store.

DocDrako
Jun 14, '07, 3:33 AM
GI Joe RoCkS! I love the Adventure Team Stuff especially. The Power Records are really cool too. You can view the books and download the MP3s here

http://sean.adventureteam.com/pages/gijoe-comics/gijoe-comics.htm

If you've never been there, check out the photo stories. I've been a fan for a very long time. You'll see why if you check it out. Great stuff. Sean even did some Doctor Who photo stories. I don't know how accurate they are, but I like 'em!

http://members.verizon.net/~vze34fnk/pages/gijoe/gijoe.htm

:grin:

HardyGirl
Jun 14, '07, 8:34 AM
GI Joe RoCkS! I love the Adventure Team Stuff especially. The Power Records are really cool too. You can view the books and download the MP3s here

http://sean.adventureteam.com/pages/gijoe-comics/gijoe-comics.htm

If you've never been there, check out the photo stories. I've been a fan for a very long time. You'll see why if you check it out. Great stuff. Sean even did some Doctor Who photo stories. I don't know how accurate they are, but I like 'em!

http://members.verizon.net/~vze34fnk/pages/gijoe/gijoe.htm

:grin:


That's a great site, isn't it?:wink_y:

Sweep Secondhand
Jun 14, '07, 9:27 AM
thunderbolt Why the heck is the Spy Island set 3 bucks more than that Jeep?? Love that set I have the Hasbro repro one from the online store.

That jeep is a knock off, it is not Hasbro. That is probably one of the early ones manufactured by Empire toys before they started selling them in sets with a trailer and accessories. It wasn't a bad substitute if you couldn't find a 5 Star one from Hasbro. Mine burned up in accident that took the life of the 6 Million Dollar Man!

DocDrako
Jun 14, '07, 3:30 PM
That's a great site, isn't it?:wink_y:

It sure is. I keep checking for a new story, but nothing yet.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread, already in progress...

:grin:

AJ-Paratrooper
Mar 14, '08, 10:37 PM
OK, I see where AJ got his "Secret Agent" look from!....or did AJ's black outfit & watch cap come 1st???