|12-11-2008, 11:27 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2008
There has been much debate, but last night on my way home from work I saw him.
I know that previously he was thought to be a myth, not seen in 25 years, but I saw him!
In the wild.
And I have a picture to prove it!
Right there in the Wal mart toy aisle I saw (gasp!) a real live 8 year old looking at Joes!
I was so shocked that I asked him if he liked those. He said "Yes, I am trying to collect them."
"I'm trying to decide which ones to get tonight" he said as he read the back of Beachhead's card.
Kids got good taste I thought to myself.
Brought a tear to my eye.
Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.
And, Yes Tankers, There are Kids buying Joes!!
|12-11-2008, 11:33 AM||#2|
Mega Super Stoned Viper
Join Date: May 2008
Location: ******, ****
awww, that is super cute. 'member when we used to do that? ...wait, we still do.
|12-11-2008, 11:34 AM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Richmond, Virginia
I've also witnessed each of these on at least one occasion: A set of real life parents shopping for Joes for their kids (presumably, I didn't actually see said children) at a Target and a grandmother with... wait for it... a Christmas list (presumably written by a... child) shopping for GI Joe vehicles and sets at TRU (she had a couple sets in her cart). She even asked the employee, "Is this all the GI Joe stuff you all have?"
Now the bad news: Both stores were quite picked over. Come on Hasbro and Retailers, get those new Joes and vehicles out!!!
|12-11-2008, 11:34 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
Damn, I have yet to see one of those.
|12-11-2008, 11:35 AM||#5|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Central SD
I have seen it on occaision, but I liken the sightings to seeing bigfoot or a yeti.
Gunzlingr's BST Thread: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...ml#post1742979
|12-11-2008, 11:37 AM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2008
actually i have seen kids checking out the joes at target. there were 2 of them probably around 8-10 yrs old. they were bummed though that the pegs were full of spirit, wild bills, & ig destros. they want some of the other figs on the cardback. they went and bought some star wars guys instead.
|12-11-2008, 11:45 AM||#7|
Join Date: Apr 2008
thats a cool sight for sure when i take my son to the toy store he follows me around and helps me find stuff pretty cool and he's only 3
|12-11-2008, 11:45 AM||#8|
The other Chris Brown
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bloomingdale, IL 60108
I'm more surprised that you were able to take a picture of a kid like that without his parents or the store freaking out! Petsmart just about ran me out of the store on a rail since I wanted to take a picture of their kittens. They looked at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears. Apparently it's very unusual to Petsmart folks to want to take a picture of a kitten...
Glad to see a kid back in the hobby! Sometimes I feel like it's just the adults...
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|12-11-2008, 11:47 AM||#9|
Join Date: Nov 2007
yeah I've yet to see a kid in my neck of the woods even glimpse over at the paultry display of carded joes. All that Chatoic, Bakugon, and movie toyline crap take over everything.
While it's nice of you to share, I really wouldn't go around snapping pics of other people's kids.
|12-11-2008, 11:54 AM||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York
That's pretty amazing considering there's no cartoon to support the line. How do kids find out about this? Parents, most likely?
I'm probably going to introduce my nephew to G.I. Joe this Christmas!
Check out photos of my collection (G.I. Joe, Simpsons, G Gundam, Transformers, Star Wars and MUSCLE Things):
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