Action Joe was the French license for G.I. Joe.
The Action Joe dolls have the "muscle-body" developped in the US as the last innovation for GI JOE. Some elements as the feet are slightly
differents, but you can consider them as the french version of the american line.
After the acquisition of the license, the Ceji company developed the line in 1975/76 with several characters:
* an adventurer, blond bearded
* a cow boy
* a black adventurer
* a bearded adventurer brown hair
* an Indian figure
A girl was quickly added, Jane, with blond hair and green eyes.The only blonde Action Girl.
1977, a new beginning:
The line expanded in 1977 and other character were added with new features like eagle eyes.
For the first time all members of the team got a name:
▪ Joe, a brown bearded eagle eyes commander
▪ Tom a blond bearded adventurer
▪ Bob a brunette soldier
▪ Bill a brunette cowboy
▪ Sam a black adventurer
▪ Jane, blonde with green eyes
▪ Peggy a black girl
▪ Daïna an Indian maiden
▪ Oeil-de-lynx Indian with eagle eyes
1978, the eagle eyes :
In 1978 a new character joined the group:
* Rahan, a caveman from a famous French comic
* An eagle eyes girl was produced, Jane, the only female eagle eyed doll
*Bob with eagle eyes
.In 1979 a new Sam was added with blond hair and eagle eyes. His body is from the english licence of Palitoy.
The eighties the end of an era:
In 1980 Mark Captain Cosmos and Bob chasseur d'images joined the team.
Finally in 1981 some new characters were added but it was the end for the group:
* Ted béret rouge
* Zorro under licence of Disney.
The line was a huge success, the majority of the dolls are from the life-like bodies of the 1976 G. I. Joe developed in the US. The French versions
updated new features and lots of outfit were created. Some of them like the French republican guard are very sought after nowadays.
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