|01-12-2009, 12:38 AM||#1|
Banned by request.
Join Date: Dec 2008
I just got into all of this from the adult aspect of it about a month ago or so. My first instinct was to go straight for the stuff I had as a child. I really had no interest in the 25th because there was no nostalgia there for me. I bought a small lot from a guy on the YOJOE forums and along with the vintage stuff, he also sent me 2 of the 25th figures just to get rid of a few extras he had. Once I actually got them into my hands, I was hooked. I have already spent about $100 on some 25th stuff in the last week.
I guess my point is that I like the 25th stuff so much, I had thought about just not worrying about the vintage stuff and just getting all the 25th stuff that I can.
Do any of you collect just vintage or just 25th? I'm just curious the reasons why you would focus on just one or the other. Money, availability, just prefer one over the other, etc? And have any of you that collected vintage just stopped with the old stuff due to the 25th stuff being so great?
|01-12-2009, 12:43 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The IL
Just 25th right now. Might go for vintage later but availabilty and price make 25th my preference.
|01-12-2009, 12:45 AM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Well for me I collect both vintage and 25th anniversary. I do have to say I scaled back a bit on the buying of vintage figures because I mainly collect MOC and all I tend to find are peoples graded figures and they charge extraordinary prices. But if I find something reasonable i buy. Now for the 25th anniversary figures they are cheap, as in price. Cuz here in Va i get the figures at $6.84/each.
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|01-12-2009, 12:49 AM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: East Bay Area, Ca
I buy 25th's at Wal-Mart and Target.
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|01-12-2009, 12:58 AM||#5|
Viper Mechanized Corps
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Junction City, KS
I stick to the 25th line only.
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|01-12-2009, 01:21 AM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hiding from the ROC Police
only 25th and modern era for me
|01-12-2009, 01:29 AM||#7|
Her Boy Toy
Join Date: Feb 2008
Only 25th, bro, and only ones representative of the Sunbow cartoon or the vintage line 82-87, mainly. For a while, I was collecting some vintage vehicles to go along with the 25th, but with army-building the 25th figures and vehicles, and with the vehicle's lack of tooling for the 25th figures, I strictly go 25th. Without looking at my vintage stuff first, I actually found more nostalgia in the awesome detail and articulation of the same characters I grew up with upon seeing those single-carded Joes in Wal-Mart back in December of '07. That's what got me into Joes after twenty years. Now, seeing those MOTU Classics pictures have me getting those. I plan on getting all the ones planned for release. Now when they get to obscure or Princess of Power characters . . . . well, I'll stick to the first four or five years of MOTU. I'm mostly an 82-87 man when it comes to Joes and He-Man.
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|01-12-2009, 01:29 AM||#8|
Teenager from Mars
Join Date: Sep 2008
Only 25th right now.
I had more then my fair share of vintage when I was younger. I had most figures from around '87 through '94 (and some earlier), then the TRU run of the early 2000s. Lost it all.
When the 25th came out, I decided to re-buy what I had as a child. Still waiting for alot, but I have the majority of them, in one form or another.
However I do have a few vintage vehicles (left over, and newly bought).
|01-12-2009, 01:31 AM||#9|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Only 25th for me, although I do have the vintage versions of Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow, my 2 favorite characters.
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|01-12-2009, 01:58 AM||#10|
Join Date: Sep 2008
i don't like the new Gi Joe figures for alot of reasons ,mainly that Hasbro took a page out of Mattel's book in the 80's with MOTU by being thrifty and reusing the same body parts for alot of the figures ,and endless paint jobs for other figures too.The sculpting is inconsistent ,meaning some of the new figures look really good ,while are others are complete rubbish ,and some paint applications are very sloppy too .
I think the 25 th anniversary figures remind me of the Star Wars POTF 2 series from the late 90's ,which means they will get better with time ,with better resculpts in the future .
I am a vintage collector ,i don't know but there is something special about the older stuff that appeals to me ,nastolgia ..maybe but i i just think the older toys are of better quality ,newer doesn't always mean BETTER ?
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