USS Flagg - still the king of toys

There's a lot of talk about Hasbro's Avengers movie Helicarrier and whether or not it's big enough to really accommodate the toys. Spoiler: it's not, but the SDCC version, with an extra foot of length in the middle, comes closer to being adequate.

But compared to the largest toy ever made, GI Joe's USS Flagg? It might as well be a lifeboat:

When the Flagg was released in 1985, it cost $89.99 - adjusting for inflation, that would be $191.92. Clearly a toy of that size would cost much more than that today: the much-lauded big Millennium Falcon from a few years back cost $150, and it was only ⅓ the size of the Flagg. We'd be lucky to get away with "only" paying $300 for a version of the aircraft carrier today.

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3 Responses to USS Flagg - still the king of toys

  1. RichB says:

    I love pondering a USS Flagg reissue. I never had one as a kid but just the concept of getting something so massive reissued so many years later for our modern Joes and modern Joe vehicles to be displayed on- heck it would take up the WHOLE coffee table- is just too awesome and fun to not kick around the blogs every now and then fun.

  2. Geoff says:

    Always saddens me that, now that I own a few Skystrikers (thank you, Zellers' going-out-of-business sale!), I don't have an aircraft carrier to put them on.

    But it'd be half a mortgage payment.

  3. Soundwinder says:

    Given we're getting a reissue of Fortress Maximus, maybe a reissue of Flagg wouldn't be completely out of the question?

    Then again, Fort Max is a Japanese reissue... I don't think they care as much for GI Joes.

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