How to Tell If Your 12 Inch GI Joe Is Authentic or Fake

Intro: How to Tell If Your 12 Inch GI Joe Is Authentic or Fake

This is obviously gonna be a short instructable, but I wanted to make one because I have had an account on here for a while and havn't made any yet, sooo... yeah.

Step 1: How to Find Out

On their left hand, the thumb will be backwards. I see ebay items all the time titled "GI Joe?" so I thought this could be an easy first instructable. So all you have to do is take a look at THE ACTION FIGURE'Sleft hand. Not the hand on your left. If it has a backwards thumb, then it's most likely an authentic GI Joe.

Share

    Recommendations

    • Audio Contest 2018

      Audio Contest 2018
    • Optics Contest

      Optics Contest
    • Plastics Contest

      Plastics Contest

    6 Discussions

    0
    None
    infernisdiem

    2 years ago

    The 12" star wars characters have that on their right hands. Made me think that they just reused the GI joe bodies for the Star Wars

    0
    None
    Denger

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Who knew Joe had this birth defect! Obviously, Joe Senior spent too much time with his Radiation Detection Set back in the 1970s... Great idea for a quick Instructable!

    Sorry, but I'm not sure. I have a hard time looking up G.I. Joes on the computer. All I ever really find are the REAL REAL old ones and the 3 1/2 inch ones. Nice name by the way. Lucky no one stoll it so that no one can use it. LOl

    0
    None
    chuckr44

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Good 'ible. I'd like to see more 'ibles about authenticating antique items. I did notice that the thumb curvature and shape appears correct, but it's the actual thumbnail that is on bass ackwards.

    1 reply