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Operation: Recall action figures are a true taste of nostalgia

by Sean P. Aune | August 6, 2022August 6, 2022 8:30 am EDT

For toy collectors of a certain age, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was a toyline that kept them captivated for hours. From a simple 3 & 3/4-inch figure to massive playsets like the U.S.S. Flagg, there was a toy for every budget and kid.

While Hasbro has dabbled with bringing the line back now and again, it’s almost always the same figures and characters over-and-over again. Operation:Recall, a current Kickstarter project, is aiming to add some new flavor.

The team at 3D Joes has gathered together a who’s-who of former G.I. Joe creatives to produce new figures for a line called Operation: Recall. The team assembled includes:

  • Kirk Bozigian – former G.I.Joe Brand Manager and Vice President of Boys Toys
  • Ron Rudat – former Hasbro designer and creator of the first six years of G.I.Joe figures
  • Ed Morrill – former Partner of CLS&M, the packaging firm that created the packaging for G.I.Joe from 1969-1989
  • Doug Hart – former Hasbro artist responsible for the lions share of late 80s and early 90s G.I.Joe paintings

The new figures all come from fan suggestions and were chosen by the team working on them. They took those simple fan designs through all the steps they would have back in the day and now have 18 new figures ready to produce, and even one repaint as a special bonus.

The Kickstarter rewards include various combinations of the number of figures you will receive, as well as a documentary about the whole process. If you back at the “All-In” level you will receive all 18 figures as well as some bonuses.

We did confirm if not all 18 figures are unlocked by the time the figures need to be produced,  backers will get to choose which figures they would like duplicates of so you’ll be able to mix and match if you like.

There are less than 48 hours left in the campaign, and as of right now, they’ve unlocked 10 figures. You can head over to the Kickstarter page right now and back the program for as little as $30 to receive one figure. You can also see the majority of the main figures below plus one of the bonus repaints.


Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing