This isn’t a new article by any stretch… written by noted Star Wars and G.I. Joe collector Shane Turgeon it’s an article that I just recently rediscovered a feel compelled to pass along to my readers, because it is chock full of awesome insight and information about toy design and production.
If anyone has ever wondered exactly what goes into producing even one action figure, Shane’s article over on JoeIntel.com is an absolutely fascinating read. In fact, there’s a lot of info on JoeIntel that toy fans in general should be very interested in.
Check out the article right here. I just want to say thanks to Shane for sharing this great information, and I really hope that folks reading this take some time to learn exactly what it took to make a toy back in the 80’s. Processes are somewhat different know, mostly due to technology changes, but the core concepts are much the same. It really is amazing at what steps are involved.