|05-13-2009, 02:14 PM||#1|
Toy Hunting Master
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Burbank, Ca.
I was going through the old catalogues that came with the vehicles from back in the days. It got me in memory mode and I was remembering wanting certain things but never got. Most of us weren't born with a silver spoon in our mouths and we couldn't get everything single item available. So, my question to my fellow 'Tankers';
What 5 vehicles throughout the entire ARAH series did you want but never got.
My Top 5 were:
Wolverine: Armored Missle Vehicle
Transportable Tactical Battle Platform
Deifant: Space Vehicle Launch Complex
Warthog: Amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Equalizer from Slaughter's Marauders
Being an adult now, I understand how hard it was for my parents. Being an only child people always think I was spoiled rotten and that wasn't the case, hence the reason for this thread. I'll never forget my birthday July 23 1986 my mom took me to a toy store, I went to the Joe section checking out all the great stuff deciding what to get knowing mom can only spend so much. Seeing the U.S.S. Flagg in that humongous box my mom looks at me and say's "Happy Birthday". She bought me the U.S.S. Flagg!!! I almost cried right there and then. Til this day I can't remember how we got the thing home. I love you, mom. Thanks for putting up with my collection even to this day. God bless you, mom.
|05-13-2009, 02:21 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Do you still have the FLAGG? When I was in my early teens (late 80s), I regret not buying any Night Force stuff only because they were not shown in the catalog. With no internet website checklists back then, I only used the catalogues that came with vehicles as my checklist to complete the collection. So, my top 5 vehicles that I wish I bought as a kid are 3 Night Boomers, Night Striker, Night Ray. I eventually got them in my collection but then had to sell them again to pay bills. Kind of stinks when life throws you curve balls like that.
|05-13-2009, 02:22 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth but I busted my ass those hot summers of 83 and 84 cutting as many lawns as I could to raise money for Joes. In the winter I shoveled snow. Between 1982-1985 I had everything but the Headquarters (which I have now) earned from doing odd jobs. I stopped collecting during 85 and never got a Flagg, Mauler or TBP....I know for a fact I would have had them if I didn't decide to grow up that summer
|05-13-2009, 02:30 PM||#4|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
The coolest Joe memories for me were getting the mail away figs and MANTA...I was easily excitable.
I missed everything from 84 on because I got into girls and cars....boy...if I could do it all over again LOL.
Anyway - now I am buying everything to make up for it. God bless my wife for putting up with me today....oh how I love her : - )
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|05-13-2009, 02:37 PM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Richmond, VA
I always, and still want the Killer Whale!!!!
|05-13-2009, 02:38 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Over the rainbow where your mom is at son
Skystriker(I had the Night Boomer)
Night Raven(saw it in box back in Guam during 87....oh man was it cool!)
|05-13-2009, 02:39 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bludd, Duke and the Commanders were cool mail aways but the MANTA was my first Joe disappointment (well, maybe the Pocket Patrol Pack was worse)
|05-13-2009, 02:40 PM||#8|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
I wasn't a spoiled child either, but I had to grow up. So as I got into make-up and cloths my collecting days ended. It wasn't until after my divorce that I got back into the GI Joe toys.
If I had a choice of vehicles to be re-issued I would ask for. Destro's DEMON, the Rage, TBP, the Sky Striker and of course the Snake battle armor.
My feedback Thread http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...tml#post642922
(PLEASE READ MY WANTS LIST, any help finding these items would be wonderful)
My wants list http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-buy-sell-trade/36991-samanthas-wants-buy-trade-thread.html
|05-13-2009, 05:54 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: palm coast
I was spoiled and got everthing that came out as it came out. But i for did work for it. I shoveled snow shoveled garbage worked in a skateboard shop tru for 4 years. Still kicking my self i didnt get to most of night force and a sky raven that i cant find yet.
But I will always remember the day i got my flagg. 1985 december 25th. And how it came to be. We all went to this store christmas shopping and im in the toy isle all night sitting a foot in front of the flagg thinking how much fun i can have with that. After hours there we headed home. After having to this day i found out it is that very flagg i was sitting in front of. Sneaky
Sorry had to post a pic.
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|05-14-2009, 07:22 PM||#10|
Join Date: Mar 2009
I had everything from 82-85 , except the Flagg...I had some friend down the street who had one. I about flipped when I saw it. Overall, the skystriker is my favorite. Would love to see it come back in a reissue.
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