|09-09-2008, 05:54 PM||#11|
Cobra Sith Lord
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Stopped asking for Joes for my B-day and XMas in '88. I had a few friends who still got a few figures in '89 but I had already moved on to playing baseball and football and skateboarding by then and I thought toys were "uncool" and "for kids" (hey, I was 11)! If I had been born in 1983 or 1984 maybe I would have been into Joes in those later years ('92-'94), though. I really think it just comes down to age and "growing up" back then. My older brother was into GI Joe in 1982 but by 1985 he was already 11 and just lost interest in toys. It happened to most of us I would assume.
BTW, it's funny how I "grew up" and then when I hit the age of 24 I became a kid at heart and starting buying toys all over again.
|09-09-2008, 06:09 PM||#12|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: palm coast
I stopped at 92 because i was just didnt like all that neon and too many weapons and missile launchers and even the catalogs turned me off. I just been picking up a few things that i like from 92 93 and 94. Its cheap and not much. But i do like the eco warriors and def and just the monsters form mega marines just because they would make a good dr mindbender's monter lab.
But now were back to old school.
gi joe pictures by 2001somws6 - Photobucket
|09-09-2008, 08:13 PM||#13|
Snake Eyes' Daddy
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Athens/UGA campus, GA
I got em!! The molds are sick and I dont mind the neon. goes good with a lot of my future story lines. my favs include but are certainly not limited too....
YOJOE.COM | B.A.T.
YOJOE.COM | Big Ben
YOJOE.COM | Snake Eyes
YOJOE.COM | Toxo-Viper
YOJOE.COM | Flak-Viper
YOJOE.COM | Firefly
YOJOE.COM | Law
YOJOE.COM | Headhunters
YOJOE.COM | Duke
sorry if I got a bit carried away!
"Fierce Krypton is as smooth as a Cold, Crisp Colt 45 Malt!
He works every time!!!"
|09-09-2008, 08:50 PM||#14|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: boise, id
91-94 were the golden years for me.
there are two types of people.
1. people who think eco force flint, ninja force storm shadow, sonic fighters tunnel rat, DEF shockwave, ice cream soldier, mega marines blast off, super sonic fighters psyche-out and space pilot sci-fi are awesome.
2. terrorists. get out of my country
oorah yo joe
|09-09-2008, 09:10 PM||#15|
storm shadow robot proto
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Serpentor's Lair
hay one of my favorites is 1993 create your own cobra, in my army i have 2 as of now. and thay are CGs but some of the other neon ones were kinda silly, but for some reason i did get them.
|09-10-2008, 12:24 AM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2008
ice cream soldier,
Are you telling me there is a figure actually named "ice cream soilder" ..*rolls eyes in head* i'm glad i stopped collecting before this happened WTF was Hasbro thinking ?
|09-10-2008, 12:32 AM||#17|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Over the rainbow where your mom is at son
Figure wise, the toys leaned towards spring launched missles, and eventually, less articulation in favor of spring loaded gimmicks, or built in gunarms.
There were some interesting designs, some of which got lackluster toys. Good examples of this are Ninja Force Slice, Dice, Nunchuk, Banzai, and Storm Shadow. Ninja Force Storm Shadow had the best costume design of any Storm Shadow up until that point, but the worst Storm Shadow figure.
The neon was a big turn off, as was the decrease in articulation for action attack or built in missle launchers like on the armored Space Brigade figures.
Some saw the end coming from the onset, however it was a slow death. Sadly, by 1993, some of the best vehicles were coming out in the Battle Corps line but were largely overlooked by collectors, myself included. Man...in 93..I knew I should have passed over those damn armored Space Brigade bricks and gotten a Ghoststriker X-16 instead!
91 Snake Eyes was quite awesome too.
|09-10-2008, 01:10 AM||#18|
Join Date: Nov 2007
As for the figures from '91-'94, many are excellently done and are easily on par with any figures from earlier years. Some who suffer from bad colors (such as the aforementioned ICS) are still great molds that, with the right colors, have been the highlights of the recent releases.
|09-10-2008, 02:16 AM||#19|
Join Date: Dec 2007
what is this decrease in articultion that you speak of???
|09-10-2008, 03:04 AM||#20|
Join Date: Jul 2008
"i felt they were getting too bizarre with all of those neon colours ,and ridiculous oversized weapons ,the line beared little resemblence to the Joe's from the early years"
thats the exact reason why I stopped collecting them, but this new 25th line I just love! and thats why I'm back!
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