how long would a gi joe last underground?
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how long would a gi joe last underground?

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so I was talking to my dad about how much vintage gi joes are worth now and he told me when he was a kid he buried like 40 of his gi joes
now this would have been like 30 to 40 years ago
would they still be there would it be worth digging up my grandmas backyard for

Posted by DiceMan
on Saturday, September 12, 2009
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Dagger -
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This would be cool to see. Post pics when you find them.
Top-notch comix -
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
So what happened? Did you find any?
DiceMan -
Monday, September 21, 2009
good to know they got metal dog tags now lets just hope he left them on when he buried them

I have yet to go over there but im planing soon too
Aesthetikz -
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Metal Dog Tags:
somebody1 -
Sunday, September 20, 2009
true buut 40 years ago I don't think aluminum was used very much in anything other than airplanes.
pock63 -
Saturday, September 19, 2009
before you do anthing check if the mettle rivets on Joes are magnetick because some mettles arn't magnetick.
somebody1 -
Friday, September 18, 2009
I think it's the fact that there are so many good places for him to ahve to search.
Top-notch comix -
Friday, September 18, 2009
whats with the angry face?
DiceMan -
Friday, September 18, 2009
well she has one big tree thats low to the ground and they had some chain link fencing and a grape orchard which when not in season is just a big open space with lots of vines around it


any of those places would be a great place to play with some joes
somebody1 -
Friday, September 18, 2009
lol. I hope she doesn't have a lot of land. Best places to look would be areas that would have been fun to play with the figures.
DiceMan -
Friday, September 18, 2009
thats awesome to know I do actually have a metal detector ill have to go over to my gmas house its a long drive so might be awhile but hey whats a couple days on 40 years in the ground
somebody1 -
Friday, September 18, 2009
Some good news. According the wiki on these Joes they're held together with metal rivets so a metal detector may be able to pick them up.
DiceMan -
Friday, September 18, 2009
vintage 12 inch joes
pock63 -
Friday, September 18, 2009
Are they the big G.I. Joes or the litle ones?
somebody1 -
Friday, September 18, 2009
I'm betting those things have at least metal dogtags if not metal internal parts.
pock63 -
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Did he barry them in plastic box of some kind? If he did you can just buy a pitch fork and poke litle holes down till you hit something.
joey1212 -
Sunday, September 13, 2009
you should take pics of the joes half dug up and have an ironman, namor,thor wasp and gaintman standing around the hole
Aesthetikz -
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Great idea, Didn't the early joes have Metal dog tags?
Maelstrom -
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Well, having learned general combat and survival skills, a Joe could go undercover and stay there indefinitely, especially if they took a page from Zartan's playbook and wore a disguise. It would help to already have a cache of weapons and supplies stashed away and....

...Oh, you mean underground literally...
somebody1 -
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Ask you dad if they had metal parts, you may be able to find them with a metal detector.
DiceMan -
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I figured they would be messed up but maybe still good fodder at least
maybe I will give my grandma a call
shes got a big backyard and my dad didn't know where he buried them either so its gonna be a pain in the but finding them
Darian Waltenburg -
Saturday, September 12, 2009
if thats the case then customize them to be zombies . since they won't be worth much if they are like that.
somebody1 -
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Hard to tell. I'd say do and see. The clothes and hair would probably be bad but the plastic should have survived unless they froze a lot.
Darian Waltenburg -
Saturday, September 12, 2009
probably
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