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PostSubject: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Fri May 17, 2013 4:37 pm

OK, I have to say it over and over, I will NOT collect GI Joes. I will NOT collect GI Joes. If I don't keep saying it over and over, I might get drunk and buy a loose lot off ebay! Mad

I am sure like a lot of you, Star Wars was my first action figures I really played with, collected and loved in the late 70s, early 80s. But then, getting a little older I started getting into GI Joes.
I was born in 73 (to make the math easier), so when they first hit I was 9 or 10 and only had a few years of action figures playing years left before I "grew up" but I loved my Joes and especially blowing them up with firecrackers.

I always loved Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes the most. The ninja plus army thing was a perfect combo.

So I decided I would re-acquire Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes again now that I am re-acquiring Star Wars figures.

I haven't found a good deal on Snake Eyes yet, but did get a complete, near mint Storm Shadow with unbroken, non-chewed on accessories. He came with a cutout file card, a few trading cards, a comic book and a few more nick knacks so I was happy about it.

After Snake Eyes I MUST STOP. As much as I would love a small Cobra foot soldier army and a Cobra Commander (original, hooded version). I will not collect GI Joes.... I will not collect GI Joes. Very Happy

So here he is, Storm Shadow:




Anyway...........
I will not collect GI Joes.... I will not collect GI Joes.
I will not collect GI Joes.... I will not collect GI Joes.
I will not collect GI Joes.... I will not collect GI Joes.
Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Fri May 17, 2013 5:02 pm

@psybertech wrote:


Anyway...........
I will not collect GI Joes.... I will not collect GI Joes.
I will not collect GI Joes.... I will not collect GI Joes.
I will not collect GI Joes.... I will not collect GI Joes.
Very Happy


lol! lol!

good luck resisting Psyber!


I remember the last time the lure of GI Joe for some TIG members...

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t3186-vintage-gi-joes-thread-aka-damm-you-dallas-for-sucking-us-into-another-collecting-addiction-that-we-don-t-want-to-be-a-part-of-but-now-can-t-help-ourselves


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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Fri May 17, 2013 5:17 pm

I knew there had to be a topic buried here somewhere but when I searched for 'GI Joe', the site said no results.

Odd.

I will resist though. I can't afford one toy line, let alone 2! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Fri May 17, 2013 5:25 pm

Okay Psyber - I am going to try and help you - time for a little tough love Very Happy


The

next

time

you

start

thinking

about

buying

another

GI Joe

remember

this

image ...



JUST SAY NO !!!

or before you know it you'll be collecting Star Trek figures too What a Face

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Fri May 17, 2013 5:47 pm


These must be difficult times for you PT.

Luckily James is helping you a lot. lol!








BTW: Nice Storm Shadow, keep us updated! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Fri May 17, 2013 6:05 pm

Thanks James, now I'm going to have nightmares and possibly need a cornea transplant. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Fri May 17, 2013 6:55 pm

Buy joe's you will Psyber, enjoy the buying will you Smile

how can one resist Yoda telling you to buy lol
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Fri May 17, 2013 9:33 pm

I'd love to help you out. But it's not in my nature to discourage toy buying. I'm and enabler. So go buy some Joes. Smile

And James about that pic above......... DON'T DO THAT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Fri May 17, 2013 9:53 pm

@kisstour03 wrote:
I'd love to help you out. But it's not in my nature to discourage toy buying. I'm and enabler. So go buy some Joes. Smile

And James about that pic above......... DON'T DO THAT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol!

kind of hurts your eyes and makes you feel like your brain is going to explode ... then melt affraid



I collect way too many lines myself so I normally would never discourage buying more toys either , but the brother was asking for help ... so I gave him some What a Face

here are a couple that might help your eyes feel better ...




now I wan't to collect GI Janes Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Fri May 17, 2013 10:11 pm

I hate being Jimmied! Man, those + sized girls hurt, well, the one on the right is OK...

















NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

fuck that... cant.keep.joke.going.

All I wanted is to show a newly acquired Storm Shadow and what do I get?????
  • Peer pressure!
  • Fat bitches!
  • Sexy Bitches (OK, those are fine)!
  • Evil, nagging temptations to do the opposite.
Mad Evil or Very Mad Mad Evil or Very Mad Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
From here on out, I will keep true to Star Wars only!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hehe Wink Smile Very Happy

If it wasn't obvious, I am goofing around. smoke
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Fri May 17, 2013 10:39 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

too funny Psyber bow
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Fri May 17, 2013 11:44 pm

Here's my small Joe collection, you know you can't resist, it's futile!! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Sat May 18, 2013 12:15 am

uhm......

you guys are killing me Evil or Very Mad Laughing Evil or Very Mad

DONT WATCH THIS

& NEVER GOOGLE 'HARLEM SHAKE'
affraid bounce bounce bounce bounce
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Sat May 18, 2013 2:41 am

great vid except for near the end of the first one my poor eyes lol
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Sun May 19, 2013 10:41 am

DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL PSYBERTECH!!!!!!!!!!

I had nicely moved on from a small GI Joe buying binge a couple of years ago. It only lasted a couple of weeks and I only bought a handful of figures. But I had moved on to "better" things and was sure I had beaten the Joe bug and was never going back. BUT NO!!!! Now because of you I'm cruising Ebay looking for things like the Mobile Missile System and the FLAK cannon. And checking YoJoe.com study You are EVIL EVIL EVIL. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Sun May 19, 2013 11:14 am

lol!

Don't blame me, blame Cobra. They are the evil ones.... or are they??? Rolling Eyes

I have typed in a few GI Joe loose lot searches on eBay but haven't yet clicked the button to search. I fear if I do, I might end up with a small starter lot and that would be BAD. Very BAD!!!

haha

I still do want a complete, minty Snake Eyes (original) with swivel arm battle grip with the file card. But that is it! ... or is it!?!?! haha YES. No. YES!!

I will NOT collect GI Joes! Angry SW Angry SW Angry SW Angry SW Angry SW Angry SW Angry SW

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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Sun May 19, 2013 12:07 pm

Yes you will. You know it to be true.
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Sun May 19, 2013 4:27 pm

I had a very small number of Joes when I was kid, 2 figures and 2 vehicles. My mom kept them stored for me and gave them back last year -- unfortunately, my Cobra Eel's elastic broke, so he is just a pile of pieces. Lifeline survived, I was happy about that. My Water Moccasin is in pretty good shape, but the Sky Hawk is missing all its removable pieces, so I still need to track those down...

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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Sun May 19, 2013 5:41 pm

The elastics are pretty simple to fix. I fixed a bunch of mine with rubber O rings from the plumbing section of Canadian Tire.
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Sun May 19, 2013 10:13 pm

if any joe collector is interested we have a store here in the city that has lots of vintage joes if there are any you are looking for drop me a line I will see what they have and let you know how much they are I know they have carded and loose.
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Mon May 20, 2013 12:28 am

@kisstour03 wrote:
The elastics are pretty simple to fix. I fixed a bunch of mine with rubber O rings from the plumbing section of Canadian Tire.

I've never looked into ways to fix them, but I may have to try that out. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Mon May 20, 2013 8:22 am

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@kisstour03 wrote:
The elastics are pretty simple to fix. I fixed a bunch of mine with rubber O rings from the plumbing section of Canadian Tire.

I've never looked into ways to fix them, but I may have to try that out. Thanks!

You just need a small Phillips head screw driver to open the torso. Sometimes they are pretty tight to get out. And when you're putting the screw back in when the screw stops turning you're done. Any more torque will break the plastic inside.
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Tue May 28, 2013 3:39 pm




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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Tue May 28, 2013 3:56 pm

That was one thing that always blew me away about GI Joes, all those great accessories!
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PostSubject: Re: I will not collect GI Joes... I will not collect GI Joes   Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:04 am

I don't collect G.I.Joes either  Wink 



I recently had a bit of a reorganisation & decided to just display the Palitoy 'Action Force' years (19882-85).
These guys I really consider to be Joes but still count as true Palitoy era:


I still think Hasbro's (U.S.) 1985 line up of G.I.Joes are some of the finest action figures ever produced.
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