16.03.09 by Jeff

Handmade G.I. Joes!

Half The Battle, a collection of fantastic handmade wooden G.I. Joe figurines by Vancouver-based, Caleb Beyers.

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homemade handmade g.i. joe action figure figurines caleb beyers

homemade handmade g.i. joe action figure figurines caleb beyers

homemade handmade g.i. joe action figure figurines caleb beyers

homemade handmade g.i. joe action figure figurines caleb beyers

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Jasmine

    I love that last picture haha the McDonalds payphone in the back. These are super cool!

  • http://www.shapesofsweetness.com Corey Thompson

    Go Joe!

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    haha yea i love that too!

    these remind me of little figures Alex Ross (world famous comic artist/illustrator) made out of construction paper when he was a kid. there’s photos of them in his Mythology book i think, i should try to dig ’em up

  • http://www.theriffraffs.ca daylan

    this guy is awesome! AND he’s from vancouver.
    love it.
    and that picture of zartan sitting outside of mcdonald’s is classic.

  • http://kendiamond.com ken diamond

    I have met Caleb recently. The GI Joe’s are amazing. He also does some amazing work with paper..kd

  • http://www.almosthomefree.net Nickolej Villiger

    Wow, I’d love to see a Metal Gear collection. These are fantastic.

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  • B. Keaton

    Please be kind to me. I was once proud owner of the entire collection (I repeat: the entire collection) of G.I. Joe figurines, as well as a substantial amount of vehicles and other stuff.
    Coming back from college, I found out my mum threw them all away, since I am TOO OLD FOR TOYS.

    Thanks mum.

  • http://www.thoraxreunion.com Scott Allen

    Oh these likenesses were my best friends about 20 years ago. Still the most versatile toys around, thanks Caleb for celebrating this love affair.

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