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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:01 pm 
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Okay old skool Joe collectors, where are you? The DTC and Sigma 6 stuff is fun, but nothing beats the old big-headed GIJoes we all got for birthdays, Xmas, took to school and played with outside until dusk.

Lets reminisce about Joes! :lol:

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Are we talking Real American Hero?

If so I'm down.

I've got a TON of these little buggers loose and complete, I'm missing about 30 between the years 82 and 91. Some of the ones I'm missing aren't even really rare or expensive I just haven't gotten around to getting them yet.

My favorites change all the time but right now it's the 1990 Sky Patrol.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:16 pm 
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Yep, I meant to specify the RAH stuff. Lots of great memories with this line.

I'm not sure how many I'm missing, but I know it's more than 30. :lol: The sky patrol figures are one of the best subsets IMO.

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Oh yeah. Here's my little story. I had a paper route as young as I can remember. Only made about 10 or so bucks a week. But every week I'd go to my local Child's World in Wayne, NJ and buy 3 GI Joes. Good times.

One day I was home sick and my mom came home with Spirit, Mutt & Junkyard, and Rip Cord. Vivid memory. Haha.

I got a special cabinet for my vintage GI Joes. All well played with, but still look good lined up in formation.


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I told my story about getting the Flagg for Christmas and how my dad always got me all the Joe stuff on Christmas every year here:

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/phpB ... php?t=5281

Anyway, my last Joe Christmas was 1990, Summer of 91 my parents split up and I didn;t really want to play with toys anymore. But up until then I got everything, and allot of time multiples of some things. I had a whole world set up in our toy room, which used to be a 3 car garage my dad turnedinto a play room when he built his garage. It was huge, and while I was supposed to share it with my sister, she never left my moms side, so it was pretty much all mine. My dad helped me set it up great, we even had a shoe box full of dirt that was the Joe "graveyard".

When I moved out of my moms house I took some of my toys with me, my wrestlers, Transformers, Thundercats and He Man toys are in my attic, I gave my som all the Super Powers to go with his JLU toys. But my Joes? My dad built a big house in the middle of nowhere when he got remarried and as he did at our house, he built a huge garage to build hot rods. The upstairs is huge and spans that whole garage, its just a big open area. So one day I went there with my wife and we took all my Joe stuff. Set it up in the room, used fishing line to hang some planes in a dogfight, all the jazz. He loved it. When my son goes there he has started to play with some of the stuff and my dad says its like going back in time and watching me.


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I just remembered who my first GI Joe was (Rock n Roll) and where I got him (Bradlees on Rt23 in Wayne, NJ.) This was when they first came out. Still have that figure. Still can't hold his heavy machine gun well since he's a pre-swivel-above-the-elbow Joe.


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RaiderXWW wrote:
I told my story about getting the Flagg for Christmas and how my dad always got me all the Joe stuff on Christmas every year here:

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/phpB ... php?t=5281

Anyway, my last Joe Christmas was 1990, Summer of 91 my parents split up and I didn;t really want to play with toys anymore. But up until then I got everything, and allot of time multiples of some things. I had a whole world set up in our toy room, which used to be a 3 car garage my dad turnedinto a play room when he built his garage. It was huge, and while I was supposed to share it with my sister, she never left my moms side, so it was pretty much all mine. My dad helped me set it up great, we even had a shoe box full of dirt that was the Joe "graveyard".

When I moved out of my moms house I took some of my toys with me, my wrestlers, Transformers, Thundercats and He Man toys are in my attic, I gave my som all the Super Powers to go with his JLU toys. But my Joes? My dad built a big house in the middle of nowhere when he got remarried and as he did at our house, he built a huge garage to build hot rods. The upstairs is huge and spans that whole garage, its just a big open area. So one day I went there with my wife and we took all my Joe stuff. Set it up in the room, used fishing line to hang some planes in a dogfight, all the jazz. He loved it. When my son goes there he has started to play with some of the stuff and my dad says its like going back in time and watching me.


Wow. Very bittersweet story...I bet that Joe room looks cool. Got any pics?

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This is my vintage Joe cabinet. I was able to recover from Mom's attic about 70 figures and a decent amount of their accessories. Vehichles I have in a big box. I think my favorite vehicle/figure pack in was Deep Six and Shark. Quick-Kick, Gung-Ho, Roadblock, SnowJob, Shipwreck, Jinx, were some of my favorites.

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great display! I want a dozen of those cabinets! :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:39 am 
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Cantina-Dan wrote:
This is my vintage Joe cabinet. I was able to recover from Mom's attic about 70 figures and a decent amount of their accessories. Vehichles I have in a big box. I think my favorite vehicle/figure pack in was Deep Six and Shark. Quick-Kick, Gung-Ho, Roadblock, SnowJob, Shipwreck, Jinx, were some of my favorites.

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Great display. I have all mine in boxes in my office. Trying to look for a good place to store them.

When i get a chance i'll post to you guys one of my GIJOE Customs. My first of what i hope to be many more.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:48 am 
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The Superfly wrote:
RaiderXWW wrote:
I told my story about getting the Flagg for Christmas and how my dad always got me all the Joe stuff on Christmas every year here:

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/phpB ... php?t=5281

Anyway, my last Joe Christmas was 1990, Summer of 91 my parents split up and I didn;t really want to play with toys anymore. But up until then I got everything, and allot of time multiples of some things. I had a whole world set up in our toy room, which used to be a 3 car garage my dad turnedinto a play room when he built his garage. It was huge, and while I was supposed to share it with my sister, she never left my moms side, so it was pretty much all mine. My dad helped me set it up great, we even had a shoe box full of dirt that was the Joe "graveyard".

When I moved out of my moms house I took some of my toys with me, my wrestlers, Transformers, Thundercats and He Man toys are in my attic, I gave my som all the Super Powers to go with his JLU toys. But my Joes? My dad built a big house in the middle of nowhere when he got remarried and as he did at our house, he built a huge garage to build hot rods. The upstairs is huge and spans that whole garage, its just a big open area. So one day I went there with my wife and we took all my Joe stuff. Set it up in the room, used fishing line to hang some planes in a dogfight, all the jazz. He loved it. When my son goes there he has started to play with some of the stuff and my dad says its like going back in time and watching me.


Wow. Very bittersweet story...I bet that Joe room looks cool. Got any pics?


Not here, but I can try and take some when I go up there for Christmas Eve. Somewhere around here I have a picture my dad gave my wife of me with the Shuttle Complex when I first got it. I'll post it if I can find it


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One of the Joe-related stuff that I treasured as a kid were those catalogs that came with vehicles and playsets. I loved seeing all the figures, vehicles and playsets together like that... knowing very well I personally couldn't own each and every one of them. I had dreams about those toys!


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me too - I love all those old catalogs and mail-away offers, esp the dioramas they created for the photos. Very cool stuff.

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 3:06 pm 
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To make Chip happy, I'm posting about my old Joes. I love them. :lol:

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I had the first set, it was the last toy line I bought before I realized I was getting too old for toys. Really enjoyed the Marvel comic at the time as well, great stuff!

Pretty sure I had the first wave and the mail away Cobra commander. I wish I'd kept them.

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