Happy 4th of July! What better way to celebrate the United States birthday that with an American Icon: G.I. Joe himself! 1994 was G.I. Joe’s 30th anniversary. Hasbro commemorated the event with a brand new Mail-Away figure. For the first time, G.I. Joe no longer represented the everyman soldier or the code name for a team of military specialists. For the first time, G.I. Joe had an identity, a real name and a back story. He was Joseph B. Colton, Executive Officer.
Strictly speaking, GI Joe Colton was not branded a part of the Battle Corps line. The figure itself was well crafted and has a realistic uniform and color choices. The head approximates the original 1960’s action figure quite well. This is my take on the 1994 figure.