My vintage Joe childhood collection is returning
I thought these were lost. I recently discovered that some of my old GI J.O.E. collection has been found. It has been packed away for almost 20 years.
I stopped collecting Joes around series 4. I only got about half of the figures and a few figures of series 4. From 1982 - 1984 I had almost everything. By about 1985, I was on to Transformers. I had a great collection that I took great care of. I am happy to see it returning. I thought it was lost, thrown out or donated to Goodwill years ago.
This is only about 1/3 of what I had. So far, no figures, but I got my hopes going.
The first image is of me during Christmas of 1983. What an awesome year. I got almost all of series 2 that year. Check out those vintage boxes!!! I kept all the box artwork somewhere too. I hope that is found as well.
The other 3 images are of what I got so far. The Hovercraft and Hydrofoil are in excellent shape and complete. The only thing missing for the Hydrofoil is the lens, which I am sure was lost long ago before I even boxed these up.
All the vehicles are in great shape too. I am missing pieces such as fuel cans and some missiles and I know those are in zip lock bags somewhere. One of the boxes had a bunch of loose parts, so I got my fingers crossed for those too.
The greatest part about this is that these were MY toys as a kid. They are not just vehicles I picked up on eBay or at a flea market, but part of my childhood collection.
This just goes to show that there are still quality vintage Joe stuff out there, packed away in storage. It makes me wonder what other people have packaged away in storage, waiting to be rediscovered.
UPDATE on page 4.
Last edited by Mercenary696; 12-15-2010 at 09:38 PM..