Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Checking Out "Big Jim"


I TOTALLY remember Big Jim  - and now I understand why I was so jealous of my friends who had one. Big Jim was one hot piece ... of plastic!

According to Toys You Had...
Big Jim was a 10 inch action figure toy produced by Mattel from 1971 to 1986. This figure line sits as the 3rd most popular ever behind only G.I. Joe and Star Wars. Big Jim was the action hero who could master any sport on the way to his next adventure. The Big Jim basic figure had a push button in the back that moved right arm down, like a karate chop, and had bulging muscles of the arm.
Ten inches and "bulging muscles of the arm?!?" I think Big Jim might have MADE ME GAY!!!


In reality, Big Jim was just a butch Barbie  He had various outfits (like Barbie - or the Village People) ...


And a bunch of "friends", such as Big Josh (below) who was apparently some kind of lumberjack and only wore shorts and a vest ...


Big Jim even had a camper!  But instead of it being a pink "Fashion Camper" or the orange/yellow/brown "Country Camper" from the 1970's (like Barbie had), Big Jim had a "Sports Camper"...


How butch. I'm surprised EVERY kid didn't turn out gay after playing with Big Jim and his Merry Band of Short-Short-Wearing Lumberjacks.

And now that we're on the subject of attractive toys, I think I also had the hots for Stretch Armstrong...


I'm sorry, but Stretch was HAWT!  And so flexible.

Don't judge...

10 comments:

Peter Maria said...

OK, in the first pic, is that a PADDLE to the left of "BIG" Jim?!?!?

I'm slightly disturbed yet also somewhat intrigued.

Peter Maria said...

Whoopsie! I guess it is technically the SECOND pic that features the paddle. Sorry 'bout that. Still think it's a bit odd.

David Dust said...

Peter -

I think that is/was the belt-like thing you wrapped around his bicep. When Big Jim "flexed", this belt/band would pop off. At which point little David felt a stirring in his trousers he couldn't quite understand

XOXOXO

Mechadude2001 said...

Big Jim and the Brokeback Camper! This is fantastic! How could this be reality?@

Big Mark 243 said...

Hmmm... this explains a lot of things... my Mom bought me a lot of 'Big Jim' crap ... and my darling brother too... go figure!

Lee said...

I didn't have a Big Jim as a kid. I got quite a few as an adult though (winky winky).

But the funny thing is, I did have a Stretch Armstrong that I thought was hot and that was the first thing I though of when I started reading this post. And then, lo and behold, you mention him at the end. LOL.

Sean said...

I don't remember having big Jim or Josh but I had the camper and let GI Joe do the driving.

ousslander said...

I had Stretch but after a couple of winter days stashed in the closet and no heat when i went to pull, the poor dear cracked apart

Mark in DE said...

This explains a LOT. ;-)

Wonder Man said...

I wished I had a Big Jim

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