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October 31, 2014

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In this Jan. 31, 2014, photo Tearle Ashby poses with some of his G.I. Joe action figures in Niskayuna, N.Y. A half-century after the 12-inch doll was introduced at a New York City toy fair, the iconic action figure is being celebrated by collectors with a display at the New York State Military Museum, while the toy's maker plans other anniversary events to be announced later this month.

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In this Jan. 31, 2014, photo Tearle Ashby poses with some of his G.I. Joe action figures in Niskayuna, N.Y. A half-century after the 12-inch doll was introduced at a New York City toy fair, the iconic action figure is being celebrated by collectors with a display at the New York State Military Museum, while the toy's maker plans other anniversary events to be announced later this month.