|10-02-2008, 10:39 AM||#11|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: So. Cal, the Inland Empire
I was collecting Joe's in 82... vehicle and figures, but my love for Star Wars, at the time, overrode it.
I started falling in love with GI Joe when I read my first Joe comic (issue #21: Silent Interlude) and fell head over heels when I saw the cartoon for the first time. It was a long time ago though... I can't remember what came first the MASS Device or issue #21.
|10-02-2008, 12:33 PM||#12|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Albany NY
I fell in love with GI JOE in Fist grade when a kid brought his new Sky Striker to school.
|10-03-2008, 07:18 AM||#13|
Join Date: Sep 2007
86/87 was when I got hooked on Joe (why does that sound like a rehab conversation?)
It was the Serpentor TV commercial. I saw it and asked my Mum to buy it for me when she went shopping. She got me GI Joe but it wasn't Serpentor, it was Lifeline. I remember thinking that was the coolest figure, here is a Medic in an armed forces team and it was great. I still have that original figure
I remember looking on the back card and seeing who I wanted to join with my medic. That was the start of it and it escalated over the next few years. I even got some of my family members interested in GI Joe
Then there was a time I got sick and was hospitalised for a week. There was a Newsagent not far from the hospital so when my Mum came in to visit she brought in some comics for me to read. GI Joe comics 77 and 78. That is when my love for GI Joe went full force. I learnt so much about the characters from the comics, including ones from the earlier waves that I never knew existed.
We never got the GI Joe cartoon here so I was brought up on the comics.
I am not a GI Joe Collector, there are a ton of figures I never had when I was younger. I love the new 25th/Modern Era because I can get figures I never had and relive the enjoyment of getting the figures I did have.
The 25th/Modern Era is the best thing to happen to GI Joe since the original line. I will take all the good with the bad. I'll take the Duke arms, I'll take the diaper crotch, I'll even take Matt Trakker and the endless repaints.
I don't need these to be perfect because its the memories they inspire that make me feel so good and glad I was apart of something that was so special to me so many years ago
|10-03-2008, 07:28 AM||#14|
Needless to say i fixed him at a later date.
|10-03-2008, 08:06 AM||#15|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hisstank Wrestling Federation!
I'm not in love with GI Joe...Why? What did you hear?!
|10-03-2008, 08:13 AM||#16|
Cranky Tanky Says So
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Topeka Kansas Blah!!
I remember my birthday oct 24th 1983 when i got my snowmobile battle bear that was when i was cemented
i had had the mms missile launcher from a year earlier
but i was more into hotwheels at that time then followed the sharc and later the thundermachine my most fav.!! & so on i didnt have alot of gi joes but what i had were plenty for me i do remember drooling over the sears catolog for the mobile command center and just got one this year and wasnt as impressed i guess its my age now i expect more
|10-03-2008, 08:51 AM||#17|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
It wasn't until later in my adult life until I actually fell deeply in love with GI Joe. The 25th line got me more deeper in love with them.
|10-03-2008, 04:55 PM||#18|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Tukwila WA
I must be one of the younger ones here....
At the age of 6 (1987) I started fist grade, in a small privet school. Some of the older kids had Joe's (they let us bring figure's but that was it). I remember the one that they let me play with was Hit&Run and he became my favorite to play with. I guess it was that he was camo and he had hook's and was always played next to the chain link fence....
The same year, I found out my friends I have had since berth, had Joe's too! I never knew because they knew I only liked cars. As soon as I saw the Snow Cat, I was hooked! I remember Andrew had the 84 S/E and he was my all time favorite one (even though he had no thumbs..lol...). He gave him to me as he liked Shockwave much better.
One day mom had to go for a meeting and I had to go with her. I had no one to play with and I was there for 5 hr's, thats a long time for a 6 years old. On the way home, we stopped at TRU and I got my very first Joe's! Night Force Falcon and Sneak Peak. I really liked Falcon because I had just saw the movie with my 2 friends. It slowly grew from mom getting me 1 every month or 2, to getting a couple every month. My 7th B-day I got I thing about 5 Joe's. From then on I was hooked.....
When I was about 10 or 11, I had well over a hundred Joe's and a nice collection of vehicles, till a so called friend stole half of them. No joke... It was also getting to the neon faze and I didnt like them. I got old ones if I could find them, but back them there was no ebay and internet like now....
Totally forgot about the comics! One of my friends in 1st grade was a comic nut (he was 6th grade). He had them all! He saw that I liked GI Joe and he gave some of them, #'s 64-67. The next one I got was 103, I think... It was the one with Storm Shadow crashing through a window. I thought it was so cool! The comics also made me love Joe's more.... I still have all my comics I got as a kid...
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|10-03-2008, 05:04 PM||#19|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Diego
Gi Joe was my Love cartoons and Toys, I remember when i was a kid and live in Mexico, I visit my cousing in San Jose CA and I saw the cartoons and Toys for first time!!...and since i moved to San Diego CA and 25th line, Comicon etc it is like old times again!!
BTW my moms knew that since the first day and shee keep all my vintage toys....so Thanks Mom for that!
|10-03-2008, 05:15 PM||#20|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego , California
I fell in love with Gi Joe by watching the cartoon ... that was the best .. especially on holidays there was always a Gi Joe episode on those day .... soon after I had to start asking my mom for toys ... and since they werent as expensive as Transformers it was so much easier getting them for birthdays and christmas ... and the movement on them was awesome .. not like the Star Wars toys that were just not flexible ... I just love Gi Joe ever since ...
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