|1965 ad for GI Joe|
His name was Donald Levine and he gave us G.I. Joe, the worlds first action figure in 1964. As head of research and development of Hasbro, his team consisted of many military veterans, and Levine himself had served in Korea.
Levine died today, age 86.
Source: Huffington Post
|Original GI Joe line-up, circa 1964/Wikipedia|
|The original fighting man, G I Joe 1st edition./Wikipedia|
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