Bgcolor='#FFFFFF' valign='top'>. GI Joe 1964 1960s Figure Set Army #7900 Soldier African American All Original. Note: We hold exclusive rights to our pictures!
Outfit is average - dog tag chain has corrosion and small stain on back of outfit. Easily changeable things but didn't notice the issues until editing the pictures.
Patent pending figure is high grade with less than typical stress cracks! The patent pending and patented figures (non-AT of course) are actually much tougher to find that the earlier TM's. We strive to provide an accurate description of all items. Look at the large pictures provided. Also, please be aware that close up pictures might emphasize dust and minor imperfections that you won't see with the naked eye.
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GI Joe 1960s Figure Set Army #7900 Soldier African American Black All Original. There was little ethic diversity in the Joe line. Hasbro did acknowledge a little bit of ethnic diversity with the introduction of the first African American GI Joe in late 1964. Marketed using the common terminology of the day, the Negro Joe was only available via the Army branch of the services.
Understandably, numbers were limited and these first run figures are extremely difficult to find today. In a head scratching cost-cutting maneuver, the Negro Joe was produced by merely changing the skin color of the Caucasion doll (it would be 6 years before Joe came with true African American features) and coloring the artwork on the box. Also interesting to note is this figure was never marketed in Canada due to their low African-Ame...Here is what the first African American Joe came with. Fatigue Shirt - Two Pocket, 3 Snap, 2 Buttons, Usually tagged G. Fatigue Pants Usually tagged G. Fatigue Cap Usually incised G. Army Field Manual (Thin Style - manuals that came on cards were about a 1/2 thicker and did not fit inside the box). Versions: See the standard action soldier for clothing and equipment variations. L & L Collectables is a small, family run business.
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