Large but no dumb cookie.

Around the time of this past season's Super Bowl, I took a quick look at some 1985 Chicago Bears junk that I've got laying around. Besides the "punky QB known as McMahon" and Sweetness himself, that year's Bears team had one other major fan favorite -- the Fridge.

While William Perry may have been large, he was no dumb cookie. Just like his teammates, he wasn't looking for trouble. He was just there to... a real American hero?!?!?

I recently had a few extra bucks to burn with no strings attached...and the promotional G.I. Joe Fridge figure was at the top of my list.

Much like the Billy Ripken card that I've mentioned on this blog multiple times before, this Fridge figure was something else from my past that, as a kid, was hard to come by....but as an adult, thanks to eBay, is quite common.

I couldn't get it when I was eleven...but I've got it in my thirties.

Thanks to the seller who even included one of the original Fridge proof of purchase tickets that was needed to get this in the first place.

For those who might be curious, the Fridge now stand proudly on a shelf between E.T. and a Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Want to learn more about the Fridge's stint with the Joes? Check out his filecard at

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