Donald Levine: Creator of The Word's First Action Figure, G.I. Joe, Dies

May 25, 2014 10:22 AM

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Donald Levine: Creator of The Word's First Action Figure, G.I. Joe, Dies

Donald Levine, the man credited with helping to create the G.I. Joe doll, one of the most iconic American toys alongside Barbie, has passed away following a battle with cancer. He died at the Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.

Levine’s influence on the action figure is remembered for creating the legacy it currently holds today. From a 11 1/2-inch articulated figure with 21 moving parts, which was clad in military-style gear due to the amount of veterans working at Hasbro at the time, Levine and his team would create a gl...

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