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November 22, 2014

In the cusp year of 1964, the Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based toy company Hasbro released the greatest toy in history: the boys’ 12″ doll action figure G.I. Joe. These days, people sell disembodied G.I. Joe heads on eBay. Something about these images captivates us,. Via this series of posts, we’ll share 10 of our favorite examples with you.


Born with disabled limbs, the ironically named Mike Power spent his life developing atomic parts for his body. His atomic leg allowed him to run 200 miles per hour; his atomic arm could lift 10,000 pounds; and his atomic eye could see through six feet of solid steel. Six Million Dollar who?


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