Proto-Joes from 1982 Catalog

Toy Fair and retailer sale catalogs are always interesting to look at for their propensity to showcase not-quite-retail release versions of well-known toys. The subjects can range from kitbashed concepts to almost-finished product that differs only in paint scheme or small details. 

The toys in these shots appear to be similar if not the same as those appearing in the 1982 pack-in catalog. I particularly find the solid black visor on Grand Slam/Flash interesting. By the way, it’s hard to tell which he is since he’s got a Flash head but black gloves–Flash Slam?

What other differences from the released product can you spot?


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