|05-26-2008, 11:08 AM||#31|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rockin' in the Free World
It wasn't a very big army, but I did have 4 Vipers, 2 BATs, and 2 Techno-Vipers, but absolutely no regular Cobra troopers or officers. When I fist bought some extra Vipers I remember having to explain to my dad that they were generic characters so it wasn't really more than 1 of the same guy.
|05-26-2008, 11:42 AM||#32|
Join Date: Feb 2007
The main reason why kids didn't army build back then , was ofcourse because parents would know if they bought that for their kids.....and parents would'nt buy doubles of them ...
|05-26-2008, 03:51 PM||#33|
I AM SMEGMA
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Murphy, NC
I had 2 each of Cobra Officers, Soldiers, Bats, Alley Vipers, Night Vipers, and Heat Vipers.
That was the extent of my army building when I was a kid. the latter three were because I worked at a toy store in the late 80's early 90's.
|05-26-2008, 03:54 PM||#34|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: smurf village
never did until i got into dios a few years back. back when my friends and i played we just pretended there were more troops around. if one got killed, another would take his place.
|05-26-2008, 04:07 PM||#35|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
I never did army build when I was a kid. I had all the Joes from 82-88 but no dupes. Even when I started collecting as an adult I never did the army build thing. At one point I did army build star wars figures (who does not remember the great purge of 2000/01).I bought cases of storm troopers and other builders. That was fun but I was getting figures for just a few bucks. Now it is painful.
|05-27-2008, 09:42 AM||#36|
Join Date: Jan 2008
I was always an army builder...one of the first things I told my mom when I was 7 years old is that I needed many more Stormtroopers...I didn't want the same guy coming back to life every few seconds...I told her "there were lots in the movie so I needed a lot to look like the movie" and "it's no fun using the same guy over and over again"... Since that time I built armies of many different groups of figures...
|05-27-2008, 09:57 AM||#37|
Scarred Cobra Officer
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Jersey
I remember when I started collecting I wanted one of each Cobra regular, whether it was a Trooper, Viper, Officer, Techno, Tele, CG, Night Creeper and etc. Since my resources were limited plus I collected other toys such as Transformers and Ghostbusters, I ended up not getting Astro, Toxo, Hydro, Laser, Eels, BATS, etc. But I'm trying to make up for lost time by now buying vintage.
|05-27-2008, 10:16 AM||#38|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: M.A.R.S. EVERGLADES ARMORY
My troop building started with Star Wars. I remember getting like 4 Storm Troopers for XMas of '80 and not understanding why I got so many of the same guy.
As time progressed, I was never able to troop build the way I wanted to (you know, the same amount of troops as you would see in the cartoon).
Now, I'm happy that I'm old enough to buy what I want when I want it, so that way, if I want 45450314 figures of one character, I don't have to deal with the "but MoooooOoOooOom!"
|05-27-2008, 10:26 AM||#39|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: dallas tx
my parents were like one of each only. then i was bummed that i got 2 shipwrecks one chrismas because i wanted more than one cobra troop
|05-27-2008, 12:02 PM||#40|
Join Date: Apr 2008
The dream was always there as a kid. I remember wanting to get at least 2 Flaggs and a bunch of skystrikers and a lot of shipwrecks... my parents would never go for it so i never asked. I also remember thinking we need more grunts and footlooses. My therapists says thats why i modestly army build now. ha
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