The John F. Kennedy celebrity doll is a GI Joe portraying him as PT 109 Commander in the Navy. Hasbro made the doll in 2000 and even included a replica of his rescue message on a coconut husk. Kennedy kept the original husk on his desk throughout his 35th Presidency.
The heroic saga of JFK and the PT 109 is printed on the back of the box. From the box the doll’s ” equipment list includes: Tropical issue khaki trousers, Jacket, Sunglasses, Utility cap, K-Bar knife and sheath, .38 cal. pistol and holster, Web belt, Operations map, Miniature replica of the coconut husk, Boots, Navy dog tags.” The doll has typical GI Joe body features including hands for holding accessories and extra large feet to help the doll balance on its own.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the doll went to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, the national archive and memorial to President John F. Kennedy.