|10-15-2008, 10:11 AM||#31|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Miami, FL
|10-15-2008, 10:14 AM||#32|
Join Date: Sep 2008
26...27 in December. I was just thinkin' about this earlier and how funny it is that here I am and still want the same things for my birthday that I did over 20 years ago, lol . Footloose had to have been my first. I only willing to recognize G.I. Joes made up until 1986. The good years...the Sunbow years Don't get me wrong, there's a couple from '87...but still not the same.
|10-15-2008, 10:30 AM||#33|
The other Chris Brown
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Actually my wife gives me heck about always checking this site. She also gave me a Wal Mart gift card to open this morning and it was of course an "in joke" to reference my collecting... Good times...
Rock over London. Rock on, San Diego. Lucky Charms: They're magically delicious!
Claim everything, concede nothing, and if defeated allege fraud.
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|10-15-2008, 10:32 AM||#34|
Join Date: Aug 2008
no prob enjoy the hunt at wal-mart hope you find what you have tryin to find!
|10-15-2008, 11:24 AM||#35|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Started collecting in '64 when the first Joes came out. Loved the military stuff, still have bunches of it.
Liked and got some Adventure Team stuff, didn't care for most of it, hated Mike Powers and Bulletman and the Intruders, didn't buy any of them.
Really didn't like Super Joe and didn't buy any.
Picked up GI Joe (Marvel) #1, got excited. Saw the ad. Couldn't wait! Buddy from the Jet Engine shop (stationed in Arkansas at the time) called me, said they got the new Joes I was looking for in at Big K (a chain of stores later bought out by Wal-Mart).
Went down, looked at those tiny figures in their Star Wars sized packaging, and said...well, can't say what I said, cause this is a family forum and I was military (retired Air Force, btw). Anyway, kept buying the comic, didn't buy the toys.
About 3 ot 4 years later, I was walking through a Hill's in Indiana, there was a Joe dropped on the floor. Picked it up to put it back on the rack, and noticed the file card. It was Flint. Fell in love with the file card when I read it, started buying the little guys then and there.
What do you mean they just stop making the old stuff when the new stuff comes out? That can't be right. It's just not the way things are done!
Got rid of the small guys in the early '90's when all my new guys started looking like the paint jobs were designed by the same people that work on Barbie. And I know what Barbie looks like, my wife has a collection of about 300 that go back to the '60's. Plus, I was already wondering what the advantage is to having grenades shaped like footballs with the addition of a handle?
Owned a comic shop for a few years (what a way to make a living!) Lots of Joes came and went through the shop. Replaced a lot of my old collection during that time. Didn't touch the newer stuff. It was all repaints, anyway.
Then they sucked me back in with a $5 Snake-Eyes that came with a DVD. You just can't bet a deal like that.
So, by now, I own all the stuff I want from the '60's, still need a few pieces from the Secret of the Mummy's Tomb from the '70's (my mom sold off my collection when I went to basic training, cause I was a man now, and didn't need toys anymore), I own every 25th item that has come out (except for a BAT and a Snake-Eyes with Arctic Gear, but I will track them down, they will not escape me!) And I work on filling in the gaps from '86 through '94 (figures only, pretty much complete, but if a $4 figure is missing a $30 microphone, I buy the $4 figure and he just has to shout loud to get his message across!) I don't buy the older vehicles and even traded off my Defiant, Terror Drome and Flagg cause they just take up too much room.
And my wife doesn't mind my collecting cause we have been married for about three decades or so, and it beats what the other guys were doing that ended in divorce. Plus, with all those Barbies and her Heroes figures, she can't exactly throw stones!
Oh, and lest I forget, I am old so I ramble
|10-15-2008, 11:28 AM||#36|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Unofficial GI Joe fan site
|10-15-2008, 01:41 PM||#37|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New Orleans
I am 37.. Will be 38 in December..
Member of the 501st Legion
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|10-15-2008, 01:49 PM||#38|
Join Date: Nov 2007
im 22. i hear im a youngin.
|10-15-2008, 02:10 PM||#39|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Turned 36 yesterday!
My first joe was a stright armed grunt, followed by stalker and SE.
Left the fold when the Toxic avengers and star brigade came out. I hated that it left its military roots. when I saw the 5 pack commemorative editions I thought "cool" but until my older brother gave me a Hooded CC last Christmas with a gift card ( he knows I love my joes still) I didnt have any of the 25th. Well he started the ball rolling and its all downhill from there!!
Been on the Tank a few months and appreciate the fans here. The official site should be so lucky as to have this kind of following!!!
|10-15-2008, 02:16 PM||#40|
Crimson Guard Officer
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chesterfield, MI
I'm 30 and I get laughed at by most of my friends and my wife says I'm a nerd, but I could care less.
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