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G.I. Joes will infiltrate Military Museum on Saturday

Action figure turns 50 this year

Schenectady psychotherapist Tearle Ashby poses with some of the G.I. Joe collection he owns.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Schenectady psychotherapist Tearle Ashby poses with some of the G.I. Joe collection he owns.
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Tearle Ashby and G.I. Joe both turn 50 this year. “He’s in better shape,” the Ballston Spa resident joked, comparing himself to the iconic action figure. G.I. Joe is also more famous, but Ashby, a local psychotherapist, has made a name for himself as a collector of different incarnations of the plastic military man. He’s amassed over 2,000 of them since the 1990s, over 100 of which are on display at the New York State ...


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