Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bear Hugs From Space

I blogged about my fascination with the G.I. Joe intruder last year. I still don't get why Hasbro thought an outer space cave man was a good first nemesis for G.I. Joe but I also can't deny I'm kind of smitten with him.
Above my newest cheap ebay score, a boxed UK version of Intruder. It seems that Palitoy's Action Man also got him as an enemy (although Action Man would get way cooler space villains to fight later on in the 1970s) and he got a super spiffy box. I really love solid box packaging like this, that artwork makes me smile.

Watch out for his crushing Bear Hug! I have a friend who should also come with this warning...


The Shitty Astrologer said... that submersible! The Intruder's hug was probably the first thing that busted on the toy, just like all their "special abilities".

DonsSword said...

Nope -- the hug still works on mine, and I loved him as a kid.

He was just so cool--what's cooler than a caveman from space? Nothing, except maybe a dinosaur from the future.

I think the US version was carded with a blister, but I can't quite remember.

Plaidstallions said...

Yeah, he was on a blister card just like all of the 1976 Joe figures.

Unknown said...

Got the intruder one xmas 77/78? And loved this toy!! Didnt stop playing with it all Christmas,god the artwork on box was cool


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