In an eagerly anticipated follow-up to an article (recently published HERE on The Joe Report) regarding the discovery and restoration of a long-lost 1964 GIjOE TV commercial, renowned GIjOE collector and archivist, Matthew McKeeby, has just announced the completed restoration and release of two additional vintage GIjOE commercials. According to McKeeby’s press release:
“While the big news this week is the arrival of Joelanta, things are moving right along at Vintage3DJoes.com, with the release of two more rediscovered 1964 television commercials! These follow the spot released on the site last month.
The two new black and white commercials both begin with some sharp stock footage of early 1960s military maneuvers and move on to shots of kids playing with GIjOE in great diorama settings. One focuses on GIjOE’s poseability, while the other features available accessory sets. As with the previously released spot, early issue and prototype items abound creating a visual feast for collectors of military-era Joes and anyone interested in the roots of the greatest of all action figures!”
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In an intriguing twist to this story, Matthew informed us that he had enlisted the professional skills and talents of fellow GIjOE collector and video professional, Ace Allgood. Together, the two dedicated “GIjOE historians” cleaned-up the irritating audio and video problems so common to old film reels, thereby preserving two more important pieces of GIjOE history for future generations. McKeeby continued:
“Enjoyment of these commercials wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of collector extraordinaire, Ace Allgood. Ace is one of the most enthusiastic fans of Joe there is, and is a professional in the video and editing field. He graciously volunteered his time and connections to help makes these audible again after others said the sound couldn’t be fixed. He also ensured higher resolution footage and deserves all our thanks! Check out his website HERE and his collection HERE!”
Bottom Line: GIjOE fans around the world owe Matthew McKeeby and Ace Allgood a great debt for all the fine work they’ve done to help preserve GIjOE’s history. To view all three of the newly restored vintage commercials, jump HERE now. And if you haven’t visited McKeeby’s amazing Vintage3DJoes.com website yet, it is undoubtedly one of the world’s BEST interactive “museums” of GIjOE nostalgia and information. Check it out today to celebrate GIjOE’s 50th Anniversary!