|01-31-2014, 10:54 PM||#111|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Huntington Beach CA
I quit in 1989. I so wish i would have never stopped buying Joes. I did not get back into it until the year 2000 when i saw a two pack of "The Real American Hero" series and after i saw that i was all in once again.
|01-31-2014, 11:20 PM||#112|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tooele (two-willa), Utah
1990... I was told I was too old... but to be fair, I was and it was when Joes began to lose their way, even Hama stopped really giving all the new characters their own personality. You could tell when he had to insert the new stuff seemingly to appease Hasbro, then never being seen or heard from again.
|02-01-2014, 01:04 AM||#113|
Join Date: May 2009
1993, I was eleven. Plus my mom said the new Joes were way out of control "weird". I re-started in 2008 when I was taking my kids to the toy isle in Target. I had not had a toy since 1993 when out of the corner of my eye I noticed the 25th anniversary Joe blister card. I bought Wild Bill, a B.A.T., and Serpentor I was going to open them check em out and get rid of them. Boy was I wrong, that was 6 years and 30 thousand dollars ago.
THAT MAN HAS THE CONSTITUTION OF A VENDING MACHINE!
|02-01-2014, 01:37 AM||#114|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Litchfield, ME
Technically never. I only stopped collecting during the "Extreme" years,but once the O-ring Joes returned, I started buying them again. I also didn't get too many of the Sigma-6 figures, and 2 of the ones I got I've since sold.
|02-01-2014, 02:32 AM||#115|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Commerce Twp., MI
Started about 83/84, finished 1988. Entered high school, and toys were done. Got into music, via BMG music service (remember...12 cassettes for 1 penny?!).
Returned to the fold for a brief moment with a SE vs. SS 2000 2 pack. Those were the only two I had, symbolizing my childhood favs. Even passed on the 2005 Vietnam 2 pack at TRU...until 2008 when I decided to go all out in my SE/SS collecting. Once I had all those, it was about 2010 with the POC line that I started adding other characters. Now I customize and enjoy the heck out of my hobby; won't be getting rid of my collection, REGARDLESS of whether or not there's a lull in the action between now and the 3rd movie.
"Once got busy in the back of a Buzz Boar!"
|02-01-2014, 03:52 AM||#116|
G.I. JOE PHOTOGRAPHER
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: sarasota florida
92ish I was 13 and the Joes just started getting a bit to colorful for me
like my pics, like me on FACEBOOK
|02-01-2014, 04:08 AM||#117|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I never collected as a kid. I guess I hit the start of 3 3/4 at the wrong age and only had the 82' stuff. I just about wore them out playing with them but kept them all. All the destructive energy went into my older brothers 12" stuff so my little guys stayed in pretty good shape. Not sure how I managed to keep them. Only a couple of usual broken parts like Zap's thumbs and such.
Collecting started with my son, and me rediscovering Joes while Christmas shopping. Found the Dojo set and a talking 12" Duke (on clearance). Damn you 2008 Convention in Dallas! Haven't missed one since. Some of the people I consider my best friends I only see once or twice a year at JoeCon and maybe another event or two.
My point is - GO TO JOECON! You will rediscover why you enjoy collecting.
|02-01-2014, 09:25 AM||#118|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Athens AL
About 1991. The last vehicle I got was the Badger. I do agree that by that time GI Joe got really bizarre.
|02-01-2014, 12:32 PM||#119|
Illegal go-cart racer
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Cobra's prison of happiness.
The joes that year were pretty bad in my opinion, so I just gave up.
I had stopped watching the DIC Series after the first episode of the miniseries, it just got too stupid.
I just felt hasbro was being the jerk they are known to be.
|02-01-2014, 01:05 PM||#120|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: north Dallas suburbs
I stopped initially near the end of 1984. I had all of the figures and was missing a few vehicles.
I very clearly remember being in the toy aisle one day with money in my pocket and looking to buy something. I did not have enough for the WHALE, but did have enough for the Slugger and SHARC. I picked each of them up, looked them over, and decided I didn't want them. As a 12 year old who absolutely loved the line, that was a very big deal not to buy them. I never bought another Joe toy again until 1996 when I briefly started buying but ultimately stopped since the Star Wars juggernaut became all-consuming.
I started back again in 2005 and have never looked back.
My feedback: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/buy-se...-feedback.html
My vintage ARAH want list:http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...ml#post4789062
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Symptoms that collecting Joes is starting to become bad for your health||Bionic Commando||G.I. Joe Toys Modern & General Discussion||88||08-01-2010 11:48 AM|
|30th, 35th, 40th Anniversary, when will you stop collecting?||78bird85||G.I. Joe Toys Modern & General Discussion||30||07-16-2010 06:51 PM|
|Collecting Buddies or collecting contagion||alexreed||G.I. Joe Toys Modern & General Discussion||17||09-12-2008 07:59 AM|
|Any Celebs collecting the 25th Anniversary Joes?||Porkchop Sandwiches||G.I. Joe Toys Modern & General Discussion||4||12-20-2007 07:29 PM|
|Stop Motion Joes||tkprime||Movies DVD Television||0||10-15-2007 11:21 PM|
|Hisstank RPG Game Forum/ Battlefield.|
|Is ARAH coming to an end?|
|G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Stiletto Photo Shoot|
|New G.I.Joe 50th 2016 Assortment Discussion Thread|
|Best figure poll 2016 retail release|
|The 458th Greatest G.I. Joe Character of all Time!|
|Announcing Chicken Fried Toys Dime Novel Legends...|
|What do you want to see in the next Joe movie?|
|Official G.I. Joe Command Team Recruiting Thread|
|Official Cobra Command Recruitment Thread!!!!|
|Repacker Thread and Rants|
|Illinois G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Are you happy with the amount of figures released in...|
|California (Southern, SoCal) G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Action Man from The G.I. Joe Collector's Club!|
|Bullet Proof by francis2064|
|Gi joe transformers crossover|
|Random Dio Photos|
|Wild Weasel by Geckohun|
|Slaymaker's Marauder Task Force Customs|
|Eagle Force returns|
|Canadian G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Takara Tony's Retro Toy Meet|
|Who's Your Favorite Dreadnok Of All Time?|
|Recent Off Topic Threads|
|The CORPS Megathread|
|Star Wars 3 3/4 discussion thread|
|Marvel Legends Legendary Discussion Thread|
|POST HERE your Marauder Task Force photos!|
|Power Team Elite And True Heroes Discussion Thread|
|Recent B/S/T Threads|
|LLG's B/S/T: Mostly Trading|
|Custom Cardbacks for your Custom Figures|
|Goin' Commando Buy/Sell/Trade List|
|New 50th line up for sale FS/FT|
|Selling joecon & fss exclusives!!|
|Cobra Commander PaintMaster on eBay|
|Anyone near an Ollies to get the Crimson Strike Set|
|FS: 2009 Movie Cobra Commander w/ Hoses|