Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983)

Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983)

By R. Carson Mataxis

  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre : Art & Architecture
  • FIle Size : 38.25 MB
Score: 5.0
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Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) This 64 page celebration of the painted art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero features every carded figure, vehicle, playset, poster and peripheral product featuring painted art released from 1982-1983.


  • Amazing Art from the 80's

    By Mamu Nestor
    Amazing Art from the 80's. This series collects the packing art from G.I. Joe, and it is wonderful. The posters and the books are high quality. The Foil covers are awesome. The content of this book covers the G.I. Joe package art from 1982-1983.
  • Such great memories

    By foxglove_9
    As someone who grew up collecting GIJoe’s I have a soft spot for all the character and vehicle art on the boxes. As an adult I don’t have the money nor space to collect anymore but I do enjoy the artwork still and this iBook features all the great art from the original Series 1 toyline. The boxes have been scanned in and retouched. It also includes other licensed GIJoe products at the time which featured artwork. There is no back of the boxes, no file cards, no blueprints. Just the straight on figures as if they were mint on card. Excellent work, plus the iBook is interactive in certain areas!
  • Beautiful vintage artwork!

    By Snakeeyes0217
    The G.I. JOE toy line featured some of the most dynamic artwork for any toy line. This book captures all the earliest pieces in all their glory...cleaned-up and un-obscured. Every vintage Joe fan will eat this up!
  • Amazing in HD

    By El Jefe 192
    The images look stunning digitally. Love being able to link to each item and examine them in detail.
  • Another 3D Joes Hit!

    By Mary Beth73
    This book came out great. I love how the stars take you online to the 3D Joes site to where you can further explore content. This art is an amazing slice of time and truly transcends it's original function through the purity and complextity of it's form. Thank you for the love you have shown with this homage! The forward from Kirk is awesome, he is a true treasure to the community. I can't wait to receive my hard copy as well.
  • Fighting for freedom over land and air!

    By NakedBoB
    This is a must for fans and/or collectors of the 80's G.I.Joe! Perfect scans and info of everything from '82-'83. Can't wait for the next book!

    By AZ_Smith
    This book is a must-buy for any G.I. Joe fan! It is incredibly fun to browse through all the amazing vintage package art and the iBooks interactive features absolutely blew my mind! Stop reading this review and buy this book NOW! I can't wait for Volume 2!
  • Wonderful collection of vintage toy art!

    By Evilmonkeys
    This book brings back memories! Not only is it the definitive collection of restored photos of original G.I. Joe packaging artwork (1982-1983), but it is also a fine reference book for carded/boxed figures, vehicles, and more! To be clear, this is an ART book. Do not expect an in-depth historical/informational tome. There are other reference books that cover the history of G.I. Joe and the characters available both in print and on iTunes. This book does have brief passages to put the work in context, but what it excels at are the glorious pictures! All have been painstakingly restored by the author to present the art in breathtaking clarity. Contained within are full views of the front card art of every original G.I. Joe and Cobra action figure released in 1982-1983. Also included are the full views of the front box art of the vehicles released within the same period. The author has also included some rare treats with retail display art, storybook covers, and retailer exclusives. I would have enjoyed seeing card back art, but none of that is included in this volume. However, as an art book, this title fits the bill perfectly! I personally look forward to future volumes detailing more of the classic characters and vehicles released in 1984 and later. This book will transport you back to a toy isle in the early eighties. I always believed the early G.I. Joe figures were as much about the toys as they were about selling the fantasy of the G.I. Joe world. The beautiful package artwork was and will remain a major reason so many of us fell in love with the world of G.I. Joe and hold it dear to this day. Yo Joe!
  • Yo Joe

    By Tarheel Tater
    I have the book and the posters. The digital version is the only thing I was missing. I can now save these awesome images from my childhood to my desktop Great job