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Joe90
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PostSubject: KNOCK-OFF BOX ART   KNOCK-OFF BOX ART Icon_minitimeThu Jan 31, 2013 2:57 am



Fighting Yank/ Johnny Combat Sets

These are accepted to be the earliest Fighting Yank packaging. This is an excellent example of how the knock-off market functioned. If your retail competition had a Fighting Yank "exclusive" you could have Johnny Combat...

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Subsequent run packaging variants.

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Fighting Ace Sets

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These are excellent quality. Sometimes the only way you can tell the difference between FA and GI Joe is by the stamp.

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Here is a 1966 JC Penney catalog ad featuring their "exclusive" uniform sets. They look to be a mix of My Buddy and Fighting Ace sets.

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PostSubject: Re: KNOCK-OFF BOX ART   KNOCK-OFF BOX ART Icon_minitimeThu Jan 31, 2013 4:26 am

Great items Doug! Thanks for sharing! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: KNOCK-OFF BOX ART   KNOCK-OFF BOX ART Icon_minitimeThu Jan 31, 2013 9:04 am

Those are fantastic Doug !! never seen those before, great upload cheers
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PostSubject: Re: KNOCK-OFF BOX ART   KNOCK-OFF BOX ART Icon_minitimeThu Jan 31, 2013 3:13 pm

cheers cheers

Superb i can honestly see where most of my knock off bits are from now Smile
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PostSubject: Re: KNOCK-OFF BOX ART   KNOCK-OFF BOX ART Icon_minitimeSat Mar 23, 2013 9:33 am

Nice sets those joe thanks for showing them bounce bounce Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: KNOCK-OFF BOX ART   KNOCK-OFF BOX ART Icon_minitimeMon Mar 25, 2013 6:33 pm

Totally fascinating. Some of the uniforms and extra bits like the snow shoes oils be VAM or Gi Joe. I can. Ertainly see the appeal of collecting these. Great upload Doug
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PostSubject: Re: KNOCK-OFF BOX ART   KNOCK-OFF BOX ART Icon_minitimeThu Oct 22, 2015 3:27 pm

OMG, just found this little treasure post! Very cool items indeed, these type of sets bring back memories for me Very Happy

I remember knock off sets being sold in my local newsagents/sweetshop in the late 60's, they were pocket money sets, there was a lot of it about back then. I remember getting a Redbox Polar ski set plus some other carded items, one of the sets had a roll of 1/6 barbed wire and some sandbags, i remember opening the set in my back garden, it was a bright sunny day and no doubt 1/6 war was on the cards down the end of my garden, that's all i remember.

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PostSubject: Re: KNOCK-OFF BOX ART   KNOCK-OFF BOX ART Icon_minitimeFri Oct 23, 2015 1:02 pm

The quality of the early knock-off sets certainly compared well to Joe/Action Man. I remember buying a Red-Box Dress Pilot uniform that had thick material and a well tailored shirt. As far as I know Palitoy never released the GI Joe Dress Pilot in Action Man packaging, so a knock-off version was all that was available.
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PostSubject: Re: KNOCK-OFF BOX ART   KNOCK-OFF BOX ART Icon_minitimeTue Nov 03, 2015 9:22 am

WOW Never seen before.

It's so surprising how many do make knock offs. Sometimes with KO that excel the original ideas too LOL

Looking at these they kind of have a SOTW feel to them, or is the quality Joe standard?

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PostSubject: Re: KNOCK-OFF BOX ART   KNOCK-OFF BOX ART Icon_minitimeTue Nov 03, 2015 8:13 pm

Cool stuff!

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PostSubject: Re: KNOCK-OFF BOX ART   KNOCK-OFF BOX ART Icon_minitimeWed Nov 04, 2015 12:07 am

Most interesting , thank you for posting , I have had some of that stuff in the past I am sure , but never really new it`s history .

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PostSubject: Re: KNOCK-OFF BOX ART   KNOCK-OFF BOX ART Icon_minitimeWed Nov 04, 2015 8:54 am

Nice post and some cool artwork on the packages thanks for sharing a great collection cheers cheers cheers

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