Posts tagged: G.I. Joe

Rocky’s Beef: The Greatest Action Figure Prop Ever?

A few days ago we examined GI Joe action figures.Now we discover that that the movie Rocky *also* has action figures, created in 2006 by JAKKS Pacific, Inc. You get Rocky, Apollo Creed, Burgess Meredith’s plucky trainer guy… and this classic piece:

G.I. Joe Doesn’t Exist, Really

We’ve added a profile of G.I. Joe, just in time for the movie being released this weekend.Histories of the doll make it pretty clear that G.I. Joe’s creation in 1964 was a direct response to Barbie’s popularity with girls. Hasbro freely admits they coined the term “action figure” because they were afraid boys wouldn’t play with “dolls.”