|12-19-2016, 12:32 AM||#81|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Commerce Twp., MI
I think it was '87, because I switched to Transformers right after Joes...which immediately preceded high school (88-89). Where of course I ditched all my toys, being the big man I was, smh. :/
"Once got busy in the back of a Buzz Boar!"
|12-19-2016, 01:39 AM||#82|
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Eaton, OH
I was buying all the way to the end of the line. When Joe ended I remember the only line I collected was Star Wars Micromachines and then POTF came out and it was all star wars. The only reason I stopped Joe was becuase it ended. I didn't like a lot of the figures but I bought what i liked. The Mega Marines stuff resonates as a bad idea that i bought and enjoyed because they were Joes and still fun. I did love the Monsters they fought though.
|12-25-2016, 12:36 AM||#83|
Join Date: Dec 2016
I got into Joes in 90 or 91, so I was late to the game (Topside and Rock-Viper were my first figures). Seems like I got in right before many of you feel they jumped the shark. In hindsight, all the neon was rather silly, and some of the designs were quite a departure from their earlier incarnations. I remember not liking Dial Tone, Law (where was Order?!), Bazooka, Outback, and some others. Even as a kid, I hated the generic plastic tree accessories. But I still somehow bought what I could, or got my parents to. I liked the Sonic Fighters line but remembered how hard it was to pose with those stupid backpacks. I also recall seeing some of the Battle Corps line repainted and rereleased rather quickly; even as a kid, I thought that was a dumb move. I probably didn't see the end coming when it did, though.
I'm not sure when or how I found out it was the end for ARAH - I bought all the Sgt. Savage stuff when it came out, AND the GI Joe Extreme stuff that came after. I was still playing up into sophomore year of high school in 1997. I had moved onto wrestling and Starting Lineup figures. I do remember buying a few of the 2002 releases for display.
|12-25-2016, 01:16 AM||#84|
Join Date: May 2015
|12-25-2016, 09:07 PM||#85|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Athens AL
|01-04-2017, 04:40 AM||#86|
Join Date: Mar 2011
1987 was the beginning of the end for me with Serpentor and Cobra La. I don't mind the idea of Serpy and many tankers like him, but did they have to make him so over the top with his outfit and "this, I command" phrase? Not my cup of tea when I was in 5th grade, nor is it now that I am pushing 40! Lol
|01-04-2017, 10:58 AM||#87|
Join Date: Jul 2015
Cobra-La killed it for me.
I still refuse to accept this:
Still as mind-bogglingly cringeworthy as it was 30-years ago. SMH.
Last edited by lantern48; 01-04-2017 at 11:00 AM..
|01-04-2017, 12:19 PM||#88|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Denton, Texas
I'm fine with Cobra La and I still enjoy the 1987 Movie.
For me that was the end. The DIC cartoon killed it.
It was too over the top.
Here's a weird one:
At one point I viewed Eco-Force as a ridiculous sub team that was just something they did "after my time". I didn't acknowledge it in my Joe Verse which pretty much ended with the 1988 figure line except for a select few cool 1989 designs.
Then along comes the "modern spin" where they tie it into the Compound Z Zombie Outbreak and I'm all over it. I love that Con Set.
My Buy/Sell/Trade List:
|03-20-2017, 08:46 PM||#89|
keeper of times past
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Joplin/Neosho, Mo
i never stopped buying the toys. as i got older, i left them in their package and pinned them all over my walls BUT larry's classic and still continuing ARAH serial (237 hits shelves this wednesday) never lost me...even some missteps couldn't make me drop my favorite comic universe. i want to see a lot of the SPY TROOPS and VALOR vs. VENOM-PRESENT to be introduced in the hama comic, at least the various vipers, troops, vehicles from cobra world order as they would just enhance the visuals but not take up character-building space.
IDW's continuation of Marvel and Hama's classic continuity continues AND is utilizing more modern toys. It outsells Transformers but needs more readers and letter hacks. email@example.com re:postbox:the pit. this canon is more than a fad, let's proove it.
|03-21-2017, 11:59 AM||#90|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Athens Al
I watched a DIC episode recently ( My son doesn't not really distinguish between the various toons its all J0es t him)and Serpent man came on. I havnt really wanted to even play Joes since I saw that the other day.. man that was silly.
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