yojoe.com


PREPRODUCTION & UNPRODUCED
ARCHIVE
1982 1983
1984 1985
1986 1987
1988 1989
1990 1991
1992 1993
1994 1995
1997 1998
2000 2001
2002 2003
2004 2005
Misc  
Needs List
Posters
Statuary
Other





   
Headman

Description:

G.I.Joe figures usually began as resin hard copies. These resin models were used to create the molds. The molds were used to press out a run of "First shots" or "Test shots". These test shots were done in many different colors and lacked a date stamp until the production run began.

Pictured above is a test shot of Headman (1992). Note that it is sealed in a plastic bag with some of its accessories. The prototype is molded in several colors and the entire figure is unpainted. Like most test shots, there is no date stamp on the figure.


Additional Images:

The very first step in creating action figures involved pen-ink drawings. If these drawings passed, they'd be colored in and color schemes would be proposed.

Pictured above is a version of Headman as the figure appeared in a Hasbro product catalog. The missile launcher is lighter in color and has a much larger firing mechanism.


From the collection of: Steve Campbell


 


Sponsors
Advertise
on Yo Joe!


Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. - Disclaimer | Privacy Policy
Questions or Comments? Contact Us