|View Poll Results: Peak Year for GI Joe in the 80s?|
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|11-02-2008, 06:09 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Since the 1980s was certainly an inaugural and seminal decade for 3 3/4" GI Joes, I was wondering what year people thought was the most exciting in terms of characters and vehicles.
It was a hard choice between 1985 and 1986, but I decided that 1985 was probably the point at which GI Joes and vehicles still reflected a realistic military while branching out into some creative territory with the likes of Barbecue and Airtight. During this year we got Snake-Eyes (v2), which I still think is the best version ever made, and we also got Flint, who became a likable stand-in leader for the aging Duke. On top of that we got the Dreadnoks, Dusty, Eels and Snow Serpents. Not to mention the twins and crimson guard--all iconic figures to date. Not necessarily the best decade for vehicles but damn close. The snowcat and Moray are all-time favorites, and the AWE and Mauler are solid assualt vehicles as well. And who can forget the largest, most ambitious toy made to date: the USS Flagg. It was the BMF of the 80s, and I don't know if that kind of ambition will ever be revisited. So there's my pick, what's yours?
"We make a stand now or there will be nobody left to go to the choppa!" --Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
Last edited by Tanksmasher; 11-02-2008 at 06:13 PM..
|11-02-2008, 06:15 PM||#2|
POC Giant Robo
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: I am Michigan
I think 1982 is the peak year for me. Everything that came out the first year was awesome and I remember Mom's networking together to find the elusive Cobra trooper and Officer for their kids
|11-02-2008, 06:18 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pana, IL
87. It was the 2nd year that NES came out meaning lots of kids now had it which really became the video game boom.
Action figures started declining. Also, that was the year the neon and space started showing up, making kids go meh.
|11-02-2008, 06:22 PM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
86 Brought some really cool vehicles into the joe universe. Plus we had the dome and some kick ass figs. This was the last year I bought joes.
|11-02-2008, 06:45 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Berlin Center, Ohio
'84 - That's when it really exploded for me with all kinds of new bad guys along with the good guys.
|11-02-2008, 06:47 PM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hiding from the ROC Police
I went with 85 but I think 83-86 was pure awesome
|11-02-2008, 06:47 PM||#7|
Pork, the evil white meat
Join Date: Apr 2003
'85 you could still get all the '84 stuff. And if lucky could still find '83 figures on the shelves. Not to mention we still had the Skystriker, Mauler, Whale and Flagg at that point. '86 would be a close second with the Terror Drome, Night Raven and many new likable figures like the BAT and Viper.
I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar.
|11-02-2008, 07:05 PM||#8|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Had to go with 85, but I agree 83-86 are great years for Joe.
|11-02-2008, 07:05 PM||#9|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Land Of Confusion
Gung Ho, Airborne, Snow Job, Destro, Major Bludd, and Duke. Swivel arm battle grip. Dragonfly, Skystriker, and the Wolverine.
1983 was THE year for GI Joe.
|11-02-2008, 07:06 PM||#10|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Over The Rainbow!
87 for me with all of the cool vehicles like the Mamba, The Defiant and the MCC!
Anything but to face ourselves as we are...
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