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  • In this Jan. 31, 2014 photo, G.I. Joe action figures portray Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima in a display at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. A half-century after the 12-inch doll was introduced at a New York toy fair. The iconic action figure is being celebrated by collectors with a display at the military museum.
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  • Part of the G.I. Joe action figure collection belonging to Paul Arnold is shown, June 26, 2002, at his home in Virginia Beach, Va. Arnold has a collection of more than 160 G.I. Joe figures, including the one nurse figure, right, and hundreds of accessories from clothing and vehicles to a space capsule and suits.
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  • This is an undated handout photo from the Hasbro, Inc., company, the manufacturer of the G.I. Joe doll. The G.I. Joe doll on the left, is a reproduction of the original doll made in 1964. The doll on the right is a new model of a futuristic soldier G.I. Joe.
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  • In this Jan. 31, 2014 photo Tearle Ashby poses with some of his G.I. Joe action figures in Niskayuna, N.Y. A half-century after the 12-inch doll was introduced at a New York City toy fair, the iconic action figure is being celebrated by collectors with a display at the New York State Military Museum, while the toy's maker plans other anniversary events to be announced later this month.
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  • A G.I. Joe Action Figure of the late President John F. Kennedy was unveiled Aug. 30, 2000 at the Kennedy Library in Boston.
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  • This Jan. 31, 2014 photo shows a Gen. George Patton G.I. Joe action figure, right, and other G.I. Joes in a display at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
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  • A rack full of G.I. Joe heads waiting for hair a replacement, shown, Nov. 23, 1999, is keeping Craig Blankenship of Yakima, Wash., busy these days. With a Web site devoted to collectors of the action figure, the toy restorer has managed to develop and keep secret a method of restoring the hair on aging soldiers.
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  • In this Jan. 31, 2014 photo shows G.I. Joe action figures are arranged in a mobile army surgical hospital in a display at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. A half-century after the 12-inch doll was introduced at a New York toy fair. The iconic action figure is being celebrated by collectors with a display at the military museum.
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  • "Attar," from the Planet of the Apes, is shown at the Hasbro show room in New York, Feb. 9, 2001. Hasbro is resurrecting it's GI Joe action figure line while providing a limited offering of figures and games for it's licensed property Planet of the Apes, whose movie revival will be out in 2002.
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  • This Jan. 31, 2014 photo shows Tuskegee Airmen G.I. Joe action figures in a display at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. A half-century after the 12-inch doll was introduced at a New York toy fair. The iconic action figure is being celebrated by collectors with a display at the military museum.
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  • G.I. Joe goes Hollywood for the first time in 1998 by paying homage to Bob Hope with his very own figure. In 1997 Hope was made an +honorary veteran'' by the House of Representatives Veteran's Affairs Committee. The Bob Hope figure is dressed in a Pith helmet, leather jacket, shirt, pants, socks and shoes.
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  • Snake Eyes figure, photographed with G.I. Joe comic book, for RajuRant, July 29, 2009.
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  • This Jan. 31, 2014 photo shows one of Tearle Ashby's G.I. Joe action figures in Niskayuna, N.Y. A half-century after the 12-inch doll was introduced at a New York toy fair, the iconic action figure is being celebrated by collectors with a display at the New York State Military Museum, while the toy's maker plans other anniversary events to be announced later this month.
    Mike Groll/AP Photo
  • Mattel's G.I. Joe Search and Rescue Firefighter figure is on display in an undated photo. The toy is advertised to honor America's bravest. The G.I. Joe Search and Rescue Firefighter figure is expected to be one of the best selling toys for the 2001 holiday season.
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  • G.I. Joe pays homage to General Colin Powell with his very own figure. The General Colin Powell figure is dressed in a decorated dress uniform, dress shirt and tie, Garrison Cap, and dog tags. The figure also comes with a US Army Flag and US Flag on flag stand bases, and a 23rd Americal Division patch and patch box.
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  • The prototype for the G.I. Joe action figure, "Rocky the Paratrooper," is on display at the 2003 Hasbro International G.I. Joe Collectors' Convention June 27, 2003 in Burlingame, Calif. The prototype was expected to fetch $600,000 when it went up for auction.
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