Originally Posted by Kungfuguy
How do you buy vintage figures in mainland China? Just curious. Did joe ever make it to China? The tv show I mean. China of the late 80's wasn't that open and stuff like joe would likely be banned. I find it hard to imagine a gen xer from china would be being buying tens of thousands of vintage joes from ebay. Any ideas?
Many Joes were made in China and Hong Kong, so there is a lot of access through that area. Plus, some of those 1991-92 era figures have been available on ebay in quantity from Asia, like the Incinerator.
Also, yes, there are many examples of Joes being sold in China in the 90s. There was one wave that was imported heavily in the US in the early to mid 90s that included the infamouse Chinese Bludd and Tiger force falcon as well as the variant Duke and Barricade-Roadblock.