G.I. Joe has a long history with vehicles. One year after the debut of the 12" GI Joe, Hasbro presented a "5 Star" Jeep for him to ride in 1965. Vehicles have been a mainstay of every incarnation of Joe since. With the debut of the 3 3/4" figures in 1982, Hasbro also offered a range of vehicles and playsets for use with them. In actual fact, the 3 3/4" line was conceived as a way to primarily sell vehicles - the figures were only there to fill them out! As the popularity of the individual characters grew, the focus shifted into the figures themselves, but the vehicles were never far behind.