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Thread: Skydiving GI Joe

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    Grin Skydiving GI Joe

    This is magical.


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    That Joe will have some stories to tell his buddies!

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    Great! The only thing that wound have made it better is having Joe’s parachute open up and, from the ground, film him gliding down.

    - Ian
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    I haven't been that thrilled with adrenaline since Point Break!

    That was insanely cool, but like Ian, I was expecting his chute to open.

    Parachutes always fascinated me as a kid. AHI Parachutists and the Fisher Price Adventure People skydiver are part of my DNA.
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    ^ Same here! Had a lot of time and fun with the adventure people parachute. I think it's still ready in my parents garage with a RAH Joe on it. Also loved the AHI parachutist Spidey..had lots of fun with him.

    As a kid, it was close between parachutes and SCUBA.

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    The nerd in me is thinking, hmmm a brown haired Joe with blue eye ?

    I thought brown went with brown
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmergencyIan View Post
    ^ Same here! Had a lot of time and fun with the adventure people parachute. I think it's still ready in my parents garage with a RAH Joe on it. Also loved the AHI parachutist Spidey..had lots of fun with him.

    As a kid, it was close between parachutes and SCUBA.

    - Ian
    Absolutely, Ian! Scuba figures always had that mysterious appeal too.

    When I saw this photo for Brian Heiler's Rack Toys Book, I was absolutely moved. It was as though someone took a snapshot from my childhood. This picture just speaks to anyone who enjoyed parachute toys as a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedji View Post
    Absolutely, Ian! Scuba figures always had that mysterious appeal too.

    When I saw this photo for Brian Heiler's Rack Toys Book, I was absolutely moved. It was as though someone took a snapshot from my childhood. This picture just speaks to anyone who enjoyed parachute toys as a kid.

    Oh wow!!! That's one heck of a photo...flashback time.

    AHI made a whole lot of great rack toys. I loved a number of them, but that Spider-Man parachutist is my favorite. It's certainly the most nostalgic for me. (Off topic, but another very nostalgic toy, for me, is the Remco powerized Captain America. I must have carried that guy around for a year...only put him down when I wasn't playing with Mego's, Adventure People or Star Wars. I was fascinated with it..I just loved him.)

    I had just about any figures with parachutes or SCUBA gear. For a while, I even had a Frogman/ SCUBA diver who was battery operated and swam in the pool or bathtub.

    - Ian
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    That was epic!
    "Do you believe, you believe in magic?
    'Cos I believe, I believe that I do,
    Yes, I can see I believe that it's magic
    If your mission is magic your love will shine true."

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    My palms got sweaty just watching that. I'm surprised his arms didn't pop out when they grabbed him in the circle! But, yeah that was awesome sauce.

    Oh, and I loved parachute toys too. Had a lot of the AHI Parachutists, and loved the chutes in my Joe Skystriker so much I ordered those parachute packs with my Flag Points!

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