|10-21-2007, 12:37 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Have you ever been the early bird? Ever nail down a Joe before the online reviews came up?
Do you remember a time when you were the very first person on the block to post on the "I got it" sticky for that particular wave?
I'll start. I got one story. ONE! But it's pretty kewl.
It was 2001 and everyone was waiting on pins & needles for wave 2 (IIRC), the case that had such unforgettable figures such as "Double-Blast" and "Fast-Blast Viper." Whew, that year was a blast, wasn't it? :rolleyes:
Regardless, there was a lot of hype and excitement over this. And by some strange luck, I nailed down the first verifiable case at retail.
I managed to get it at KB Toys; one of the workers there thought I had preordered it. I just left my name the week before, and they called to offer me the case before they stocked it. No schmoozing was involved or anything like that, it was just a fluke.
I didn't want any of the figures in that particular assortment anyway, so I traded it to a guy on the boards who lived in Belgium.
He sent me a sealed Serpentor v.1.
To this day, I still think I came out on the winning end of that trade. ;)
Okay, your turn.
|10-21-2007, 05:39 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pottsville, PA
I nabbed the dtc humvee from hts first....opened that puppy up, posted pics and my review on it.
First and only time I was one up on anyone over joe items.
My feedback thread:
|10-23-2007, 09:09 PM||#3|
E pur si muove!
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oh, for...!
Most people didn't give a damn about the 12 RAH Joes. I thought they were a welcome continuation of the HOF line and even the ones who had no clothes (like Firefly) were easily and ultimately customizable, especailly with the berth of 12" accessories that had flowed in the absence of the 3 3/4" guys.
Now I have a KICK ASS set of 12 Joes. Now if I only had a good camera and the means/patience to build some huge dios...
Anyway, I posted the first sighting at Joesightings.com. (It's gone now, I checked). I even went on to post a review. Then I would come back to the computer every few hours and look eagerly for a response.
That response NEVER came.
So I retired from collecting and forswore the internet forever.
"I'm one of those people that finds heavily moderated or utterly uncritical places to be unbearable. The idea of posting on a website where every new release is met with enthusiasm fills me with dread."
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