Sunday, 19 January 2014

50th Anniversary Day 19: Search for the Stolen Idol

Starting in 1970, ‘’The Adventures of GI Joe’’ became ‘’The Adventure Team’’. For the first time, specific characters were created for GI Joe. The Action Soldier became the Man of Action. Action Soldier, Action Pilot, Action Sailor and Action Marine became the Adventure Team Commander, the Air Adventurer, the Sea Adventurer and the Land Adventurer respectively.

Released in 1971, the Adventure Team Helicopter is one of its most iconic vehicles. The Search for the Stolen Idol adventure set included the helicopter, snake and idol.

For this custom, I took a bit of artistic liberty with the helicopter. It is not a perfect match for the original. However, I felt that the little bird shared many characteristics with the original to make it a credible AT vehicle.

The figure is clad in the ‘’Copter Rescue’’ uniform set. The paint did not come out as nice as I was hoping. I need to go back and touch up the face and flatten the finish on the blue.

The idol is meant as a nod to Kre-O.




  1. My absolute favorite set from the entire run of the original GI Joe. Excellent!

  2. We are always more critical of our own work than any sane person should be, eh? I know I see most if my work as primarily a collection of flaws.

  3. Thanks guys. You're totally right about being more critical of own work.