|08-14-2008, 09:47 AM||#31|
Side Show GI Joe Fan
Join Date: Aug 2007
I was really in to Joe as a kid... to me there was nothing as cool.
I had not bought a Gi Joe, since 1993...
Cars became my thing from 95-present.. Just affording the parts with a mortgage is not.....smart anymore.
I bought the Duke w/cd and the cobra commander w/ cd from a drug store in the Gi Joe vs Cobra error in the early 00's... Just very random, hey I'll put these by my computer.. messed around with the CD.. Overall, i didnt due to much to pull me back in.
A few years back, during Valor Vs Venom, I thought about buying the processional pack.. then I thought about maybe buying the viper 5 pack... never bit though.
Christmas 2006. My parents as a Joke, or so they thought... Bought me Sigma 6 Scuba Duke. My girlfriend (now fiance) kinda laughed, and thought that's a cute gag present.. It sat in the package for a week or so... then I got curious.. Opened him up and was in AWE. The articulation, paint, accessories.. It KICKED ASS! Next day I had to go find a Cobra to pose him next to... I bought the Joe version of Firefly.. THAT KICKED ASS TOO! ... Next thing you know, I have almost every 8" that was made MOC, and a few doubles..
Since I was lurking on the boards, I saw the 25th anniversary figs coming. I bought Flint and Cobra Commander first. I wanted to see how good they were... I almost didnt buy anymore. They were pail in quality compared to the 8" line.. but these were the familiar designs of my childhood, and army building took alot less room..
Now I have almost 300 25th figures.. and plan on stopping at the movie line. I have debated selling the sealed 8" line, but do not want to break them up.. and part of me wants to hang onto them.. they really were a great action figure.
|08-14-2008, 09:47 AM||#32|
star wars,star wars and more star wars......
|08-14-2008, 10:17 AM||#33|
Join Date: Nov 2007
star wars... still star wars (25th Joes are just a fun little filler between 'new' star wars stuff... not re-paint re-pkg new, but actually new figures... ) Marvel Legends pre-Hasbro killing the line... Classic Trek Diamond Select figures. DC direct super heroes (now only Green Lantern related figures... or LOSH if they would make any-same goes for Mattel's super heroes) Comic books:but cut down to about 15 books monthly (here's a plug for the Boys by Dynamite:read it) Harry Potter adult figures (not that kind of adult figures:just the grown-ups wizards, not the kids) Now my son took an interest in Warhammer 40k so there's boxes of that stuff around... And the occasional TF
|08-14-2008, 10:19 AM||#34|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Absolutely nothing. I collected a little bit of Joe stuff a couple of years ago but lost interest when they shoved out the whole spy troops and VvV lines. The only reason I collect anything now is because these toys are based on those I had when I was a kid. If not for that, my money would continue drawing interest in a bank.
|08-14-2008, 10:32 AM||#35|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ordovician seas of Ohio
I wasn't collecting anything, but I was getting a lot for my kids. Mostly JLU, The Batman, different types of Superman figures, and loads of Transformers. Since TF Animated, that's all they want to get. They hardly touch the other toys.
|08-14-2008, 10:34 AM||#36|
SEND THE BOOKS!
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: San Jose
I was still collecting, though I was close to calling it quits til the DTC line started coming out, and the "hiatus" and the S6 stuff didn't bother me too much, was mainly buying troops builders off ebay and all that fun stuff til the new 25th line had came out.
|08-14-2008, 10:35 AM||#37|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
I was collecting Macross toys. Specifically the toys by Yamato. I sold my collection to focus on Joes. I kept 2-3 of 'em, but the rest had to go. If you think repaints are bad in the Joe line, try collecting 14 repaints of the same mech that all cost $100+.
|08-14-2008, 11:04 AM||#38|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Over The Rainbow!
Anything but to face ourselves as we are...
|08-14-2008, 11:19 AM||#39|
Cobra Blue Shirt
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wakefield, RI
I was saving money,......... I wish I could now.
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