1987 G.I.Joe Steel Brigade Fan Club
In 1987, Hasbro phased out the long running G.I.Joe Mobile Strike Force Team memberships and started a new Fan Club: the G.I.Joe Steel Brigade Fan Club. Collectors received a poster, a hat with a Steel Brigade patch, a dog tag, an Official Passport, an Official Handbook, and a shoulder patch when they joined the club. Roll over the image galleries below for more info, or click the images to read the Passport and Official Handbook full screen!
Official G.I.Joe Passport
Real world passports often feature unique identification numbers burned through every single page using laser technology. These holes travel through all the visa pages as well as the back cover. The Official G.I.Joe Passport emulates this look with a printed identification number on every page that is flipped on left hand pages. Pages 1-4 allowed customization and personalization of the passport. Pages 5-7 featured stamps from locales that G.I.Joe fans would recognize. Page 8 encouraged the imaginative role play that G.I.Joe was so well known for.
Real world passports often feature unique identification numbers burned through every single page using laser technology. These holes travel through all the visa pages as well as the back cover. The Official G.I.Joe Passport emulates this look with a printed identification number on every page that is flipped on left hand pages.
G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero Official Handbook
The G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero Official Handbook features a mix of 1986 and 1987 figures on the front and the 1987 Defiant: Space Vehicle Launch Complex on the back. Page 1 welcomes you as a new member of the G.I.Joe team. The G.I.Joe creed reads: "I am proud of my country, its flag and its people, and I will never do anything to disgrace my country." Page 2 explains some U.S. military history, and weaves G.I.Joe into the narrative. Page 3 breaks down the G.I.Joe Team Organization nomenclature. Page 4 breaks down the G.I.Joe divisions. Page 5 explains G.I.Joe's security procedure when halting an unknown person (at night). Pages 6 and 7 explain how to use military time and details a day in the life of the G.I.Joe team. Pages 8 and 9 explains the prowords (procedure words) used by G.I.Joe radio operators. Page 10 teaches map reading skills. Page 11 details compass usage, and finding your way without one. Pages 12 and 13 teach SURVIVAL skills: including mental and physical fitness, survival in the cold, and survival in the jungle. Pages 14 and 15 teach techniques for tracking and stalking. Page 16 brings the handbook to a close by introducing Payload, Hardtop, and the Defiant Space Vehicle Launch Complex!
The four offers below show the last Mobile Strike Force annual membership offer, and three offers featuring the all new fan club.