|View Poll Results: How long have you been a Joe fan?|
|Since the 80's.||333||93.28%|
|Around the 90's.||18||5.04%|
|Since the new 25th Anniversary figures.||6||1.68%|
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|11-13-2008, 07:56 PM||#91|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
I touched upon some of this in the filecards thread...
I vividly remember buying the Jump jet-pack set and most of the original '82 figures. I kept them all in the black collectors case. I remember playing with my APC in the tub. I remember watching the original mini-series...
I remember getting the GI Joe headquaters for Christman and playing with my Skystriker outside. I remember my step-father hiding the Flagg in his room on Christmas morning so I'd be suprised after I opened the rest of my presents. It took up half my room and soon moved back into it's box and then the attic.
I remember discovering that by taking the screw out of my Joe's back I could creat new Joes. I remember my parents yelling at me for taking my toys apart. I remember getting "too old" to play with my Joe's and I remember missing their company.
I'm a bit out of touch with the newer comics and figures. I stopped collecting Joes in '89 I guess. Didn't pay much attention through my teenage years once I found music and girls. I've kept my love for GI Joe all my life though, and when I saw the 25th line it brought back all the memories of days spent in the backyard or in the dunes at the beach. The best days of my life I'd say. GI Joe was the most important thing to me back then and now I feel I've come full circle. I once again get that heavy heartbeat when I get to the toy isle and see that logo!
So now I'm in the process of catching up on past comics and updating my knowledge of the Joe universe. I have a good friend that is a decade younger than me who collects vintage ARAH Joes and I love helping him and sharing my knowledge (that I can't believe I retained!) of accessories and vehicles and Joe names.
One of the reasons I was facinated with Joes and the Military in general was that my old man was a Vietnam vet and he was my hero.
|11-13-2008, 07:59 PM||#92|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: for now in Lebanon
I was born with the series and remember my 7 first epiosdes: The Revenge of Cobra, Ninja Holiday, G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece, Nightmare Assault from (Sunbow) and United We Stand, Pigskin Commandos, Injustice and the Cobra Way from (Dic) they were on the same Channel but different time Schedule. I also remember my first toys General Hawk, Beachhead, Cpt Grid-Iron, Iceberg, Gung-Ho, Cobra Commander, Firefly, Zartan, Zandar & Serpentor. I have Loved the Series from the first time same for the toys. And now the 25th wich are much more Cooler.
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|11-13-2008, 08:06 PM||#93|
I Ride with Claymore!!!
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Just about as long as I can recall. I suppose I was given my first figure in '85 or '86 (Low-Light and then FLint) and then saved up every dime from mowing lawns and scowered garage sales in order to get the figures I wanted from the previous years. And then I never stopped collecting. I've collected everything since. So that's well over 20 years now.
Why aren't there more Joes from the Deep South?
And would it kill Hasbro to give us a Marine Corps Officer?
|11-13-2008, 08:08 PM||#94|
Join Date: May 2008
'82. Short Fuze (Straight Arm) was my first JOE.
DD's HISS TANK TOY STORE: Visit my B/S/T thread for all your GI JOE needs (and more). Shipping is ACTUAL and satisfaction is guaranteed.
|11-13-2008, 08:28 PM||#95|
Join Date: Oct 2008
I was born in 83' but I have two much older brothers (8 & 6 years older) They were into joe and SW so I'd say I've been a fan since I was 3 in 86'! Those are my first memories watching the cartoon and playing with the figures. I stayed a fan and made a big come back in 96'-97' and learned I could buy old joes off the internet from some store in Alambama. I got lots of figures then including all my favorites from the cartoon that I never had the chance to get. I then starting tape trading/buying every single cartoon episode and buying all the comics in lots from various auction sites (before ebay was there) I stayed obsesed until summer 99' but once I went into grade 11 I pretty muched stop. Started spending most of my money of weed and liquor like most 16 year olds do lol. I slowed down all fan boyness by this point but when they anounced the new comic I subsribed to the mini series and bought the nest 7 or so issues from the stand and quit. As soon as the 25th line was announced I got back on board and have boughten most of the 25th figures and just in the past few weeks I've been searching ebay to fill in the gaps of my RAH collection. Thats my joe story.
|11-13-2008, 08:33 PM||#96|
Master of Disguise
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Since 1982 Baby! I was Seven at the time and I never missed an episode or a comic book.
My First Figure was Clutch and the Vamp. I thought it was so cool that the vehicle actually came with a figure, unlike the SW toys.
Wish I could relive those days... oh yeah, I'm trying to do that now. LOL. Yo Joe!
A Gem of That Size Answers ALL my questions.
Zartanman's Homemade Joes
Zartanman's Customs on HissTANK
|11-13-2008, 08:52 PM||#97|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tacoma, WA
u guys are all extra hardcore. i'm new to gi joe since the 25th line.
the only joes i ever owned were the street fighter joes when i was a kid. i'm not sure what year i owned them, but i played with them all the time along with some of my marvel toys.
i never had any vehicles or anything.
i get a big kick out of modern era joes and a few other lines as well.
i'm not sure why, since that nostalgia factor most of you have is not there.
it's cool hearing your stories though.
Selling all Wave 11 and Wave 12 figures.
See my sale thread here on hisstank
PM me with any offers or questions!
|11-13-2008, 09:06 PM||#98|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Queens N.Y.
1982,Breaker and Rock N Roll were my first two joes. I collected thru 1987,then kicked back up again in 2000! Havent stopped yet!
|02-14-2009, 12:53 AM||#99|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Jersey
Oh man I think it was like 84-85...I was born in 77 and He-Man was my 1st real "collection" For my 7th Bday I got the BridgeLayer with Tollbooth and a Tele-Viper, I was hooked from then on....
|02-14-2009, 12:57 AM||#100|
Pittsburgh Joe since 1982
Join Date: Mar 2008
Since the 80's.
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