G.I. Joe Day – A Real American Hero! Yeap that cartoon and action figure has its own day! #GIJoe #GIJoeDay
G.I. Joe Day
In February of 1964, toymaker Hassenfeld Brothers (later shortened to Hasbro) introduced its first doll specifically intended for boys at the American International Toy Show in New York.
This day is held every February 1!
- G.I. Means Government Issue
- G.I. Joe came about from Barbie
- G.I. Joe has a scar across his right cheek. This enables Hasbro to copyright its toys, because otherwise the human figure itself cannot be copyrighted.
- Figures usually based off the military.
First published January 29, 2019. Last updated or republished January 28, 2021.