Funny you should ask….the Escape Car was one of the many accessories offered for the greatest toy line of all time, the GI Joe Adventure Team. Basically, it’s a funky little four-wheel scooter GI Joe could fold up and carry on his back.
Here’s some dramatic package art:
And here’s some less dramatic package art showing how it went together:
Hey, I thought it was the coolest thing in the world in 1972, but I was seven years old, and had yet to discover girls and music. Today, I have a pretty extensive collection of 70s GI Joes and accessories, and I will eventually share some pictures, but most of it is boxed up. The unboxing is my plan for the post-Christmas part of this winter.
If you want to see more of this stuff RIGHT NOW, I highly recommend my friend Barry Kay’s site, ATGIJOE.com. If it exists, Barry has it, or once had it and sold it in order to buy other, even cooler stuff.