G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero File Cards - 1985 (Hasbro)

G.I. Joe File Cards

We continue our year end wrap up with a look at the 1985 file cards for G.I. Joe. This was the year that the series exploded in popularity. Rightly so, considering the plethora of popular characters from this particular wave. It's also the year Hasbro won Christmas with the release of the massive U.S.S. Flagg - The playset every child wanted, and the coffee table every nostalgic adult collector needs.

It was also in this year that G.I. Joe launched the first season of the highly popular cartoon. In total, there were fifty-five episodes in season one. Sunbow did an amazing job with bringing each character to life, giving them each their own distinctive personalities that would shape the way children played with their related toys.

1985 is one of the more challenging, yet most rewarding lines in the vintage series to collect. It also has two figures which fans should deeply consider before jumping in. Those would be the holly grail, Heavy Metal, which is easily a $500.00 figure, as well as, the orange colored Listen N Fun Tripwire, which can set you back upwards of $300.00. It's a challenging, yet rewarding wave to collect, but is understandably one that is also not financially obtainable for everyone.

At least we can read the file cards for free, so let's tuck in and do just that.

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