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    GI Joe - Prototype Navy Standard Figure with Modified Male Doll (Hasbro, 1964). An early test for what would become the standard Navy figure, this is another vintage male doll pressed into service to model the early uniform prototypes. Possibly sewn by Hasbro staffer Florence DeLisle, this closely resembles the finished product, with sky-blue chambray shirt and navy blue jeans, the standard outfit of any gob at sea. Smaller details, such as the tiny key ring and keys, would not survive to the final production model, but make this early prototype all the more special. The shoes and socks appear to be store-bought stock items. The clothing is in immaculate condition, appearing like-new. Amusingly, this boyish figure has had some of his baby fat carved away to make him appear more masculine; the face is carved at the back of the neck, around the eyes and cheeks, and nose, with the eyebrows re-painted. Some of the original flocking is also missing. The superb craftsmanship evident on this hand-sewn uniform is a testament to the committment of the Hasbro design team. From the personal collection of Don Levine, creator of GI Joe.

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    July, 2003
    15th-20th Tuesday-Sunday
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