The Ice Storm - Why the Johnny West Head on GI Joe?

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  1. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur! Thread Starter

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    Any ideas? Was it a trademark thing?
     
  2. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur! Thread Starter

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    Bump.

    Any ideas? Was it a trademark thing?
     
  3. GreggF

    GreggF Forum Resident

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    I don't recall seeing that. I remember that the GI Joe's in the 60's and 70's had a number of different hair colors.

    Is the blonde GI Joe (linked here) the one?:

    The Many Faces of GI Joe
     
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  4. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur! Thread Starter

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    It was most definitely the Marx Johnny West head on the body of a GI Joe or similar 12-inch army action figure knock-off. The hands looked like Hasbro GI Joes. If I can find a pic or or the scene on YouTube, I will link it.
     
  5. GreggF

    GreggF Forum Resident

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    I have the movie. At what time mark does this appear?
     
  6. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur! Thread Starter

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    A couple of different places in the film. I will have to check.
     
  7. woody

    woody Forum Resident

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    My best guess is it is a combination of copyright and it mirrors the messed up mindset of these kids.
     
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  8. The Hud

    The Hud Just add water

    How easy was it to take the heads off?

    Could just be a kid just switching heads on his toys.
     
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  9. Texastoyz

    Texastoyz Forum Resident

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    Not very easy. The Marx Johnny West head has a long neck and plug that's solid rubber. You would have to cut off the head at a certain part of the neck and drill or dremel a hole on the bottom of the head to be able to fit on the GI Joe neck stem.
     
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