You dont find these sets every day, why not treat yourself or surprise a special someone in your life? The Japanese Imperial Soldier uniform consisted of green helmet with star designation, a three-quarter tan fatigue jacket with collar tabs insignia and arm chevron, matching pants with elastic leggings.Towards the end of the line, Hasbro found itself with excess stock of sets and parts that they needed to unload. They revived the Backyard Patrol name that they had used in the 60s for child-sized accessories. The name represented their deep-discount accessories, bagged and stapled to a header card for display on a pin rack.
This is a MINT condition, Vintage 1967 Hasbro GI JOE Soldiers of the World JAPANESE IMPERIAL SOLDIER Fatigue Jacket, matching Fatigue Pants and Gold star helmet. SEALED in the original Backyard Patrol carded baggie. They are mint with no damage to report. FINAL UPGRADE FOR YOUR JAPANESE SOLDIER!Introduced in 1966, the Action Soldiers of the World Series brought international flavor to the line, and provided GI Joe with some allies and potential enemies. Large boxes contained a bonus information and advertising booklet that Hasbro called the Counter Intelligence Manual. Figures had blonde, brown, red or black hair, except for the Japanese Figure which always has black hair. The series included six different figures; German Soldier, Japanese Soldier, Russian Infantryman, French Resistance, British/Canadian Commando and the Australian Jungle Fighter. Though popular with collectors today, Hasbro apparently produced more of these sets than they could sell, and surplus foreign style heads were used on some of the talking figures released in 1967.
Uniforms for many of the foreign figure were also found elsewhere in the GI JOE line in subsequent years. Being that they did not sell that well to kids back in 1966 it makes them scarcer for collectors to find today. Particularly considering the rather rough play treatment dished out by kids on the enemy finding them in even very good condition is a challenge.
The item "Vintage GI Joe Backyard Patrol JAPANESE IMPERIAL SOLDIER Uniform & Helmet SEALED" is in sale since Monday, September 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Action Figures & Accessories\Action Figures". The seller is "getbackretro" and is located in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States.