First, I retrieved a pair of loose 1992 GI Joes from my son's former bedroom. These eliminated the need to debox my other Joes. I did debox Adventure Team GI Joe (a 2006 reproduction of the 1960s GI Joe). Using a 12-inch metal ruler, I measured each figure. Repro Joe stands approximately 11-1/4 inches. The 1992 Joes are 11-1/2 inches.
Desiree (Mattel) and Boogie Beach
Next, I gathered and photographed the entire group of dolls used for the comparison and included the metal ruler in the group image. The dolls were lined up from left to right on two rows. The shortest dolls (the Joes, as Vanessa said) were placed on the front row. Repro Joe (front, far right) is the shortest in the group.
Triad's Omega the ebony-complexioned doll shown in the above image, is the tallest male doll used in the comparison. He stands 12-1/4 inches. As noted previously, Boogie Beach
With the exception of DID's Obama figure, all dolls' heads are on on their original bodies. The head of the DID Obama figure uses an extra action figure body purchased separately to use with the extra head included in the DID Obama set. I am not sure if the extra body is identical to the body used by the manufacturer, but the figure I created measures approximately 11-3/4 inches tall.
I took several comparison photographs. These illustrate the size differences in the dolls used for the comparison.
Based on my findings, it is safe for me to assume that my NRFB Joes are similar in height to the Joes used in this comparison. They are shorter than my other playscale males and females.
Like Vanessa of Fashion Dolls at Van's Doll Treasures, I also have never "met" a GI Joe doll that was taller than Barbie. While the playscale males in my collection are all dark and handsome, the Joes definitely did not measure up for Desiree and