View Full Version : do u guys collect a specific line or set?

02-22-2008, 02:11 AM
hiya, well im pretty new to gi joe collecting, since i only started with the original 25th single card line. Right now i have 1 of each MOC waves 1-6. I didnt really want to get into other lines like comics packs, but wave 3 figs look cool.
im a poor college student and dont have money for all this stuff i want to collect (i also collect Transformers Classic line and Transformers Masterpiece), and wondering how do u guys limit yourselfs on what to get. If your like me thou, im a completist, as i want to have all of them to keep as a set. Not sure if i want to start on ANOTHER LINE of figures =[ gotta think about this...

02-22-2008, 02:16 AM
Me too my friend. I also like to complete sets. I am just collecting the 25th line. It is the only thing i am really into and i am only buying 1 set of each figure to give to my son. However i do have a few troops because i never troop built when i was a kid. Now my son can do the things i couldn't do when i was younger...

02-22-2008, 02:30 AM
im with viper48 on this one too.ive been out of the collecting game for some time.when the 25th line hit i felt like a kid again and instantly became a born again joe fan.they are also the only decent stuff imo on the shelf these days.im also collecting a few vintage figs from the '89 thru '91 era(just certain ones i liked and thought was cool).

02-22-2008, 04:31 AM
I collected the DTC line, now since i have that complete i'm doing 25th anni, but not every recolor or store exclusive as they are too expensive, too ugly or just not worth my attention.

02-22-2008, 04:59 AM
the 25th line has me more hardcore than I have been since the old days. I get what grabs me at this point, unfortunately that's a lot of stuff lately.

02-22-2008, 09:41 PM
I collect the older figs from 1982-1994. But I might collect the 25th figs. havent decided yet.

02-22-2008, 09:53 PM
I collect what myself and my son like.
That entails GIJoe....but not completists.
25th line so far...we are completists I guess...but past items we get what we like.
We also grab off brand items that we like and customize them to gijoe needs.

Warrant Officer Flint
02-22-2008, 09:56 PM
Cool, I like the G.I. Joes and the other 3 3/4" military action figures/vehicles. I also collect the 25th Joes when I can find them.

Sergeant Major
02-22-2008, 09:58 PM
It's great to read about how many Joe fans were brought back to the line thanks to the 25th collection.

Good Job, Hasbro! :D

02-22-2008, 11:07 PM
That's just it, I never really stopped, this is just the first time since the the TRU 97-98 stuff and the 2000 two packs that I am going crazy. Before this it was vintage stuff off Ebay

02-22-2008, 11:14 PM
I remember back in 1999-2000. right before they came out with the 2000 line I just turned 18 and said. ok I am never gonna play with gijoe figures anymore. So I went on ebay to sell them. this is when I first signed up for ebay. and back then there was only like I dont know 10-20 auctions. not really much at all. now there is thousands everyday. its become popular to sell GIjoe figures on ebay now. I sold all my figures on there back in 2000. then I restarted collecting again in Jan 2005. Im not sure what got me started again.