The 40th anniversary of the original G.I. Joe was commemorated with a series of action figures that are done as faithful reproductions of the originals.
40th Anniversary reproductions
Starting in 2003, Hasbro began releasing large boxed sets that contained both a boxed figure, and a large or small window boxed related outfit set Some sets came with a few carded accessories instead of a window box set. One soldier footlocker set was released; the large outer box has a diagonal stripe with "Timeless Collection" as did all 40th Anniversary sets. The 40th packaging was almost identical to the original items, with the addition of "Anniversary Edition" to all boxes, and "40th" imprinted on all plastic items to clearly distinguish them from original items. All literature and boxes contain the amended copyright "© 1964,2003 Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI 02862 USA." These sets typically retailed for around $30 U.S. There were 23 general release sets all together; numbered 1-21, and 30. Others numbered between 22 and 29 have been released through collector clubs at premium prices (23; Combat Soldier, and 25; Pilot Dress Parade) since the general releases were cancelled. The figures were generally available in all Blonde, Black, Brown and Auburn hair variants, with the appropriate eye colors. A few sets came with American-ethnic variants. The body itself is simply the Timeless Collection, with a revised copyright, skin tone and head mold.
GI JOE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TIMELESS ASSORTMENT (includes store exclusives)
2003 wave 1 Series 1 Soldier Combat Series 2 Sailor Scuba Series 3 Marine Communications Series 4 Pilot Survival Series n/a Soldier Footlocker (Target) wave 2 Series 5 Soldier Military Police Series 6 Soldier 3 Accessory Packs Series 7 Sailor Navy Attack Series 8 Marine Beachhead Series 9 Marine Medic (Wal-Mart) 2004 wave 1.1 Series 10 Soldier Combat Field Series 12 Pilot Scamble Equipment Series 13 Pilot Scramble Helmet, Pack, Vest wave 1.2 Series 11 Marine Dress Parade Series 12 Pilot Scramble Equipment Series 13 Pilot Scramble Helmet, Pack, Vest wave 2 Series 14 Soldier Command Post Communication Series 15 Sailor Shore Patrol Series 16 Sailor Shore Patrol Small Arms Series 17 Marine Beachhead Assault wave 3 Series 18 Soldier Bivouac Tent Series 19 Pilot Crash Crew Series 20 Marine Paratrooper Jumping Series 21 Marine Helmet/Flags/Camo/Basics wave 4 Series 22 Soldier Bivouac Sleeping Bag Series 23 Soldier Combat Helmet/Rifle/Pack/Jacket Series 24 Sailor Navy Attack Helmet/Vest/Ring/Paddles Series 25 Pilot Dress Uniform wave 5 Series 26 Soldier Ski Patrol Series 27 Soldier Ski Patrol Helmet/Mess/Sleeping Bag Series 28 Sailor Breeches Buoy Series 29 Pilot Air Sea Rescue Series 30 Soldier Mountain Troops (JCPenney) 2005 GIJCC Series 25 Air Force Dress Uniform Series 23 Soldier Field Equipment
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