|01-17-2008, 04:41 PM||#51|
Bizarro Cobra loyalist
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I started losing interest when I was 10 or 11 and my friends stopped wanting to play Joes with me. I caved into peer pressure and gave them up.
|01-17-2008, 04:55 PM||#52|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, TX
when it became any of the adjectives below.
neon, extreme, oversized, sci-fi, eco-fill in the blank, toxic, spaceaged, alien, shirtless, robotic et al dot dot dot
|01-17-2008, 05:10 PM||#53|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Houston TX via Starkville MS via Bay St. Louis MS via New Orleans LA
Well I guess I never lost interest. After I got out of school in the 6th grade in 89 my parents said "it's time to put away your toys." I was a little shocked as the previous week I was happy playing with my Joes in my room and the first day out of school I had to pack them up!! That summer sucked, LOL.
I would secretly pull them out and play with them especially when I was home alone. Girls definitely had my attention more but I still found time to read the comics and occasionally sneak out a Joe or two.
When I got my license I would stop at Wal-mart after school and pick up the comic and the occasional Joe and small vehicle....couldn't stuff a large vehicle in my book bag to sneak in the house, LOL. When the spring-action crap that was Ninja Force came out I pretty much stopped. I loved those characters, but hate spring action stuff. Ruined those characters.
Well in 94 when the line was ending, a buddy of mine worked at Wal-Mart, and gave me a heads up that they were being discontinued so I was there the first day they went on clearance and bought a bunch. Then went to college an no Joes until 97 when I just happened to be in Toys R Us.....and then it resumed once I got out of college.
My wife joins in the hunt and has just as much fun as finding old Joes when we go antiquing here in Houston on the weekends.
It still gets me on how I had to put them away in the first place and was basically told it was time to be an adult when both my mom and dad both had collections of things, but I wasn't mad or anything.....confused is more like it.
It was extremely hard to do and as posted above it didn't work out too bad....although I couldn't set up huge battles anymore and had to settle on one on one confrontations. Right now everything is stored in a few places in the home we have now because of lack of space, but when we get our new home they will have their own display/play room, LOL.
Both my wife and I said we will never force our kids too fast to grow up or make them box up their toys (unless it gets to be a serious problem, LOL) but teach them to find a balance and go more toward grown-up things but that doesn't mean that they have to give up something they love.
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|01-17-2008, 10:28 PM||#54|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oshawa, Ontario
I would say between 91 my intrest in joe was beginning to wain cuz they were releasing a TON of crappy figures/concepts.
I still had a love for the old days of the joe line right until the big 80's come back of early 200 or so when devils due got the license. Their bad comics coupled with the bad toys hasbro was producing killed off my interest in anything joe.
This would all change in 2007 when hasbro released the 25th anniversary figures and reminded me WHY I loved g.i. joe in the first place.
|01-17-2008, 10:40 PM||#55|
Join Date: Dec 2007
|01-18-2008, 06:42 PM||#56|
Bend over Scarlett
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
I started collecting them when they first came out, but I don't remember when I stopped buying them. Probably mid - late 80's after I got a Commodore 64. My friends all had them so we played that a lot of time, swapping games etc.
As a kid i was pretty rough with the joes, firecrackers, fire, melting stuff, etc. Most of my original figures are in really rough shape. I only have a few that are in ok condition.
Also as people mentioned before, the weirder later Joes made me lose interest.
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