Christmas Morning 1974 by Bridget Finnegan | Dec 12, 2012 | Childhood, History & Religion, Pop Culture | Another true story. (OK, so PTSD might not have been named by then but the Kung-Fu Grip G.I. Joe did premiere that year.) Any fan (with brothers) of Barbie immediately recognized the superiority of G.I. Joe to that lame-o fashionista Ken.