Classic G.I. Joe? Are you kidding? My G.I. Joe in the early 1970's was 11 inches tall, had real fuzzy hair and a full beard, and of course, the famous Kung Fu grip. I also had Jungle Jim. He didn't have a beard, but he could swing a machete. Your classic G.I. Joe is nothing but plastic. At least now you know, and knowing is half the battle.