If you’re a G.I. Joe fan on Facebook, but are not a member of the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook group, you are really missing out on some great insight.
Some really fun conversations can be had there, but aside from that, we also get some really great perspective about toy making in general.
Today Gary “Gyre Viper” Head posted a fantastic conversation with a former Hasbro employee who gave him a terrific run down of how certain elements of toy production are performed, and even went through a rough timeline from concept to tooling and production. These are some great insights into that magical world of toy building that have been somewhat lost in the ether of corporate oversight and management. This is where the magic happened, and if you’re a toy fan, you owe yourself to check this stuff out.
Hit up this thread on the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook group to see some great detail on the making of a vehicle from the Real American Hero line. You’ll feel better for it after wards!