|View Poll Results: What 80's figure did you have trouble finding?|
|Snake Eyes (82)||6||10.53%|
|Storm Shadow (84)||15||26.32%|
|Snake Eyes (85)||9||15.79%|
|Quick Kick (85)||2||3.51%|
|Storm Shadow (88)||3||5.26%|
|Snake Eyes (89)||2||3.51%|
|Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll|
|12-22-2009, 06:42 PM||#61|
Free the Punisher
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: being held in a special containment center at the bottom of Lake Michigan
Forget it Jake, it's Hisstank.
Marauder's MTF Kickstarter sets FS:
|12-22-2009, 07:51 PM||#62|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bakersfield, California
Oddly enough, Hardball was the toughest for me to find. None of the department stores had him, but one day I randomly came across one at a Safeway.
|12-22-2009, 07:57 PM||#63|
Cobra puppet therapist
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Area 51, Nevada
For my 10th birthday, April 1985, I wanted a Storm Shadow badly, my mom had to search everywhere to find one, god bless her
Other than that, I never had a hard time finding a figure, but things were different back then, I would go nuts over a particular character and bug my mom until she took me to the store, and there it was. Turns out, all of my favorite characters from he man, transformers and G.I. Joe, are now the hardest to find and most sought after, so I had great taste and didn't know it.
|12-23-2009, 03:30 AM||#64|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Puerto Rico
You got family here or just your dad?
|12-23-2009, 03:55 AM||#65|
Totally lost Techno Viper
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Backwoods of KY!!!!
I dont know why but i couldnt find a Torch to save my life.
|12-23-2009, 04:04 AM||#66|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hamilton, ON, Canada
Man, who remembers? That was a lifetime ago for me.
My feedback: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/buy-se...-feedback.html
|12-23-2009, 04:53 AM||#67|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Back then for me it was Snake Eyes, Duke and Cobra Commander. You could absolutely not find them here. K-Mart, Hills, Harts, TRU, Children's Palace not a one had them. Although to be fair, TRU and Children's Palace I only got to go there maybe twice a year if that around my birthday.
My first Duke was the Tiger Force Duke and my first Snake Eyes was the 88 version and I never had a Cobra Commander til 91.
I remember getting that Cobra Commander they only had two on the pegs at Hills. I grabbed that CC and didn't look at anything else I headed for the registers and paid for it. I was paranoid or something that someone would take it before I got to the car with it lol.
Before that I had never seen a CC in the wild, hell I didn't know anyone school mates or family that had any version Cobra Commander. I had thought about getting the second CC for my best friend.
I left it there incase someone else like me came along...the next day at school my friend opens his book bag and says hey look what I found at Hills...and sure enough there was the other Commander!
Anyways that is why I try not to complain too much about the overflow of Snake Eyes, CC, Duke and Storm Shadow now days...I just think back to when I was a kid and never had them til almost at the end my childhood or having to wait 20 years in the case of Cobra Commander (v.1) to finally get one.
|12-23-2009, 09:05 AM||#68|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: LONG ISLAND
Wow....I didnt know everyone had such problems finding joes back then. in 85, every saturday morning my friends and I would make a 2 mile trek to the big stores (tru, service merchandise, sears, etc) and we would make it to the stores at opening. toys were always in abundance. heck, i even remember going to tru at 7pm at night and seeing loads of snake eyes and stormies hanging there.
|12-24-2009, 03:03 AM||#69|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bessemer City, NC
Service Merchandise was the greatest! They had a whole aisle devoted exclusively to Joes. There was also a place in Charlotte called Lionel Toy Warehouse. That place rocked, too. K-Mart in Gastonia, NC always had the He-Man hookup, while K-Mart in Shelby, NC had the Star Wars stuff. Most of the Transformers were a Roses or Matthews Belk thing. Service Merchandise was where the Joes were. If you couldn't find them thare, for a few bucks more you could hit the two toy stores in Eastridge mall (Leisure Time Toys and K&K Toys). TG&Y and Macks in Kings Mountain (my hometown) did pretty good, too.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|help finding roc figures||ksavelle||G.I. Joe Live Action Movie||1||07-04-2009 07:20 PM|
|25th Figures, 80's Vehicle Parts Lot 200+ Pieces, 80's Figures Complete, LT w/mic...||Vesta||G.I. Joe on Ebay||2||07-29-2008 04:45 AM|
|still having trouble finding wave 9?||coola784||G.I. Joe Toys Modern & General Discussion||128||07-23-2008 05:55 PM|
|trouble finding target vehicles???||cornbot||G.I. Joe Toys Modern & General Discussion||32||04-28-2008 02:12 PM|
|trouble finding any single packs!||Golobulous||G.I. Joe Toys Modern & General Discussion||12||04-04-2008 09:27 AM|
|TFCC GI Joe Crossovers Revealed|
|Eagle Force returns|
|New G.I.Joe 50th 2016 Assortment Discussion Thread|
|POLL: What is the 228th greatest G.I. Joe vehicle or...|
|Announcing Chicken Fried Toys Dime Novel Legends...|
|The 461st Greatest G.I. Joe Character of all Time!|
|NJCC New Jersey Collectors Con Is Sunday November 13th...|
|G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Toys "R" Us Photo...|
|Custom Recon Glider by Foxtrot Delta|
|Official G.I. Joe Command Team Recruiting Thread|
|What secrets lurk in the filecards?|
|Not Popular Enough|
|Easy yet awesome kitbashes, Show em' off!|
|Cobra Officer custom|
|Official Cobra Command Recruitment Thread!!!!|
|Custom Cover Girl|
|Cobra Air Assault Trooper by Foxtrot Delta|
|Just bought a 37 MOC lot!!|
|Action Man from The G.I. Joe Collector's Club!|
|Ripcord by Foxtrot Delta|
|GI Joe Tread Ripper|
|Python Patrol Inspired Cobra Fang|
|Terminator Plasma Rifle by Foxtrot Delta|
|DTC Barrel Roll by Oreobuilder|
|Recent Off Topic Threads|
|Power Team Elite And True Heroes Discussion Thread|
|Legion XIV 1:18 Project: Suits|
|Transformers Masterpiece Thread V2: A New...|
|Marvel Legends Legendary Discussion Thread|
|Any Readers Interested in Original Star Wars Fiction?|
|Recent B/S/T Threads|
|New 2016 Joes for trade|
|Cobra Commander PaintMaster on eBay|
|FS: 2009 Movie Cobra Commander w/ Hoses|
|POC Cobra Commander Test Shot w/ Hasbro Build Sheet|
|My ebay store current auctions|
|Grippen's B/S/T Lists|
|Toys for sale(some SDCC/Con exclusives)|
|Selling off a large amount of modern era joes &...|