J. J. Armes was a successful private detective who had lost his hands in a childhood accident. Ideal produced the J.J. Armes toy line in 1976. J. J. was vinyl, 10-inches tall with Captain Actionesque joints and articulation. He came dressed in pants, a sweater and vest marked JJ, and boots. Instead of hands, the Jay James Armes figure had clever accessories that let him use his "hands" as tools and weapons. These pieces were stored in a red briefcase. The contents of the case included two suction cups for climbing walls, a magnet for hanging onto steel structures, a machete to cut his way out of tough situations, a pair of false hands for undercover roles, a hook that converts to a pistol, and a pair of spring loaded hooks.