|08-24-2009, 02:32 PM||#71|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hisstank Wrestling Federation!
The kind who buys toys.
|08-24-2009, 02:47 PM||#72|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: penthouse of the chrome dome
1. Do you buy complete waves when you find them, do you order cases on line, do you buy single figure ie. cherry pick, or are you a completists?
I only buy the figures that I think are cool from each wave. If there is only 1 figure from a five pack I like, Ill wait till I find it for sale as a single. As for the vintage era figures, I try to purchase the ones I lost as a kid or the ones I wanted but never had. I try to only get multiples to troop build with Cobra troops/officers, Vipers, and Crimson Gaurd. I had never been interested in troop building until the last year or so (couldn't afford it on an allowance when I was nine!).
2. To open or not to open and why?
I open all of mine, they are too hard to play with when they are still in the box!
3. Do you set them up or do they go into a baggy or tote bin?
I set them up into sqauds and pair them with vehicles so when I play with them it is easy to get them out quickly and put them away. I have 5 or 6 man sqauds that are usually part of a larger platoon. Some are set up in bases that I custom made (Joe HQ/ HissTank Compound/ Cobra Flagg- I call it "Sea Serpent"/ etc)
4. Why do you collect?
Because its Wicked Awesome!
My friends and I loved GI Joe as kids and when the 25th line came out the figures were just too cool looking not to get into it again. I'm a musician and I had always kept Legos in my studio to play with, it helped get into a free and creative mindset. Now the Joes do that for me at a much greater expense!
|08-24-2009, 04:27 PM||#73|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United Kingdom
I have 200 unboxed vehicles as there my main interest all my Joes are loose as I have not got the room to display them so there bagged and labled, I do not Army build intentionally, I collect both classic and up to date stuff, the favourite part is choosing the figure/ vehicle chasing after it capturing it receiving the parcel opening it . The hall of heroes figures there boxed. I only buy what I like im not impressed with every figure made so only collect what I like if i like an exclusive then Ill buy it all bought online I dont buy from shops.I will buy in cases if need be and l sometimes buy in large numbers at 50 at a time so I may end up completing waves but I dont really check all are logged on computer and in a register whom I bought the item off, where from, price etc
I love the gi Joe range so many characters available and of course vehicles .
|08-24-2009, 04:30 PM||#74|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Springfield - Proud home of COBRA!
I'm a selective collector. For this and the other figure lines I buy from I anxiously await news of what's in each new wave. Once I've seen a new wave I decide which, if any, figures from it I want. Once i've found them I open them and pose them on a stand. The stands are all aranged on the top of a bookcase in my room. Once I run out of room on the bookcase each new figure that I add will mean removing an older one I've grown less interested in. The removed ones will get the baggie and tote treatment.
TMNT Lego: Leo/Raph
Lego S11 CMF: Blues Guy x3
Lego CMF Movie set: Gail (Construction Worker) + 6 others
Marvel Infinities: Wasp/Ant Man
GI Joe Ret: Cobra Ninja Trooper (the one with the flag)
GI Joe Kreo: Blue Shirt/Snow Serpent
SLINKY + Escalator = Endless fun.
|08-24-2009, 04:31 PM||#75|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Gloversville, NY
I collect Cobra.
I'm an open and display person.
Had lots of people tell me I should leave then in the package, but then I don't get to play with them. Plus if it wasn't for people like me opening them, then the MOC figures won't be worth as much in the future!
|08-24-2009, 04:39 PM||#76|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
I pick and choose what to buy, especially with so many repaints and parts recycling. If it's cool enough and a good parts reuse, I'll probably pick it up. I don't have a huge collection, but I'm happy with what I have. I definitely open all of mine, esp since I like to customize here and there. Why do I collect? Because it is fun and GI Joe, along with MOTU, really bring back some great childhood memories.
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