|10-05-2008, 11:16 AM||#21|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Mine was v.1 Torpedo.
|10-05-2008, 11:58 AM||#22|
I am Cobra Commander!!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Mine was Toxo-Viper. Not a huge selection around where I was.
|10-05-2008, 11:58 AM||#23|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Land Of Confusion
I think this thread has been done before, but its cool cause I like threads like this.
My first Joe was a straight arm Breaker. Minus his thumbs, com-headset, backpack and helmet, I've still got him. And his swivel-arm replacement, minus all his gear too.
I remember as a kid that with my $5.00 a week allowance, and if I saved at least one days ice cream money from school, on Friday night my mom would take us to the mall where I could get 2 GI Joe figures at $2.50 apiece.
I would first go to Woolworth, then K&K toys, then Roses, then K Mart, then Tons Of Toys (they cost more there), check out who had the newest, best figures or ones I didn't have and I'd get 2 every week.
Birthdays and holidays is when I'd get the vehicles.
Sometimes I'd substitute a playset like the PacRats or a small vehicle like a Fang instead of figures.
|10-05-2008, 12:01 PM||#24|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: So. Cal, the Inland Empire
My first two (bought at the same time by my Grandma at the San Bernardino Sears) were Straight Arm Snake Eyes & Straight Arm Stalker.
... My third was Grand Slam with the HAL.
Man, back in the day, Sears had a massive amount of toys. I remember peg hooks full of Super Powers figures and GI Joes... all throughout the early half of the 80's.
|10-05-2008, 12:11 PM||#25|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
My first was Grand Slam with the JUMP.
Not long after that I got the Dragonfly w/Wild Bill.
Then for my birthday, my grandparents got me a big TRU bag filled with every figure on the back of the 84 cards.
It all took off form there. With birthday money I went out and got a Sky Hawk, CLAW, FANG, and SNAKE armor.
The following Christmas I had almost all the vehicles from the 83-84 assortment except a Stinger, Skystriker, and Joe Headquarters. My favorite was and still is the WHALE
|10-05-2008, 12:19 PM||#26|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: K-town, Germany
I was 10 years old in '82 when my Dad took me and my twin brother to a store called Uncle Lees. This hardware store carried a small selection of toys, which my Dad would always let us pick from. On this day, they had GI Joe... I was hooked on site. I picked up a straigh arm Grunt and my brother got Flash. Once we got back to the truck, I had already broken Grunts hand... my dad fixed it and I've enjoyed Joes ever since.
|10-05-2008, 12:24 PM||#27|
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fallbrook, CA
My 1st joe i got was a Leatherneck from a friend of mine. The 1st one I bought in a store was Tunnel Rat. I was 11 years old.
|10-05-2008, 12:35 PM||#28|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Mine was Flash 1983, with swivel arm Battle Grip.
|10-05-2008, 12:39 PM||#29|
Join Date: May 2008
Mine was Battle Armor CC. Then BATs. Ah, good old days when they actually SOLD Joes in Australia...
|10-05-2008, 01:12 PM||#30|
Join Date: Sep 2007
The year was 1982. The older kids down the road had the 12' Joes. I use to go over their house and play with them. The kids were much older than me, so they did not care. One day I saw a commerical for the Joe comic and action figures. That Friday was my parents grocery day and ,of course, allowance day. I went to Alcos next door to Kroger and saw the Joe line. I bought Short-fuse and Rock-n-roll for $2.39 each. and picked up the comic at the magazine rack Issue #1. I read the comic and played with the Joes all that night. That was a good day.
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