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Makernaut
Jan 16, '18, 5:52 PM
I got into GI Joe collecting in 2007 when Walmart had the 5 Adventure Team figures. I managed to track down all 5 of that wave ( I still can't believe the retail price was $9.99 each....what a bargain). After that, I managed to get the reproduction Soldier/Sailor/Airman/Marine all from eBay for fairly reasonable prices (this was just before Walmart carried those). I think those would have all been from the 40th Anniversary line. Also, picked up some stuff from the Timeless Collection like the Talking Action Pilot, Perilous Rescue, Military Police, and Action Sailor along with a Mercury Astronaut from the Classic Collection.

The only vintage stuff I have is a footlocker and an early, boxed Space Capsule. The box and capsule are really nice (box still has the store price sticker on the top $6.89 !), but some of the Astronaut uniform and equipment pieces are missing, along with the instructions and 45 soundtrack record. My footlocker has the tray, but most of the equipment pieces are missing.

Now, I am kind of interested in some of the re-imagined/reproduction pieces and uniforms that Cotswold is selling for the FALCON and Atomic Man lines.

What is everyone else collecting?

thunderbolt
Jan 16, '18, 5:57 PM
I stick with the 60's line, Partial to the soldier line one boxed and one in full combat gear and a complete locker, but do have a Scramble Pilot and Deep Sea Diver that I keep too.

Nostalgiabuff
Jan 16, '18, 5:59 PM
I collect the AT era as that is what I grew up with. I have a pretty extensive collection, although most sets are missing pieces. I always figure as long as it displays well, who cares if something is missing. if I find the part great, if not, no biggie

thunderbolt
Jan 16, '18, 6:02 PM
I grew up with the AT stuff too. I do remember getting a boxed Sailor tho really early in my life. I thought it would be a frogman inside the box. Bummer for a 4 yr old. :)

PNGwynne
Jan 16, '18, 6:03 PM
I collect newer stuff (AM/Joe 40th, Timeless) augmented with some vintage items to make customs. I have some vintage vehicles and the AT HQ.

Most recently, I've been buying Geyper muscle figures and using them to build a set of 1/6 Super Joes. Loucoporbonecos offers great clothing for this.

Makernaut
Jan 16, '18, 6:43 PM
Most recently, I've been buying Geyper muscle figures and using them to build a set of 1/6 Super Joes. Loucoporbonecos offers great clothing for this.

That's what I have been looking at on Cotswold's site. The LoucoPorBonecos stuff is super-cool and it makes me want to mix and match from here and there to cobble together my own cherry-picked line of Space Adventure figures.

https://www.gijoeelite.com/LoucoPorBonecos_bymfg_404-0-1.html

drquest
Jan 16, '18, 9:09 PM
60's Joes, military era, 1969 Adventure's of and 1970's Adventure Team. I also enjoy the early 1970's Takara New Joes. I don't collect any newer Joe stuff, but have a few club exclusives.

cjefferys
Jan 16, '18, 9:12 PM
I'll probably be the odd man out as the main Joe line I collect is Super Joe. And it's mostly an uphill battle as I need to find figures that have been repaired/restored.

palitoy
Jan 16, '18, 9:18 PM
I love the Adventure Team, the Super Adventure Team, Super Joes and the Spacey Falcon figures.

Oh and I have some Action Man stuff.

Not into 60s or 80s Joe, although I did play with RAH, I just don't need another thing....

Nostalgiabuff
Jan 16, '18, 9:22 PM
I'll probably be the odd man out as the main Joe line I collect is Super Joe. And it's mostly an uphill battle as I need to find figures that have been repaired/restored.

SuperJoe was awesome and I did build an almost complete collection(literally). the only suit I never found was the black commander....hell finding a black SJ in and of itself is a chore in patience. great line and very imaginative. I sold off the command center and Terron and some of my duplicates of figures. some of them to members here, so it's cool to see them occasionally when people post pictures of their collections

rche
Jan 16, '18, 9:28 PM
I would love to have a 69 adventures of set.
I was enjoying the club figures for modern Joes a few years back. I still think those would be a fun display.
For my growing up vintage era, I am an AT guy with a fondness for the muscle body and eagle eye figures.

Frank
Jan 16, '18, 11:01 PM
1960s, 1970s AT guys, and the 80s/early 90s 3 3/4 guys.

HardyGirl
Jan 19, '18, 8:52 AM
I love the Adventure Team. Even though I have other 12" Joes, I put them in the AT, simply b/c that's all I could find at the time. This includes Hall Of Fame, GI Joe Collection SAS figure, The New Adventures of GI Joe, (that redid the Mummy's Tomb and Space Adventure) and knock-offs like the RDF (Rapid Deployment Force) figures. I have the AT HQ, several Turbo Copters, 2 ATVs and 4 toy footlockers full off accessories and uniforms.

Ninersphan1
Jan 19, '18, 3:03 PM
I collect AT guys, whether vintage, or "New era (2003-2009ish), Club Figures or figures I cobble together with sets and bodies from Cotswold Collectibles (thank GOD for them).

Werewolf
Jan 19, '18, 3:29 PM
Nothing right now but I collected the heck out of the 25th anniversary RAH line.

PNGwynne
Jan 19, '18, 7:26 PM
Cotswold is such a blessing. And I've been a Joe Club member for about 20 years, they have produced some excellent AT and vintage-styled sets.

thunderbolt
Jan 20, '18, 3:50 AM
Cotswold is such a blessing. And I've been a Joe Club member for about 20 years, they have produced some excellent AT and vintage-styled sets.

I see the Joe club is ending after this year. I guess Hasbro greed is the issue? I was just thinking about finally joining, too. The b/w 64 sets were interesting.

Nostalgiabuff
Jan 20, '18, 7:04 AM
I dropped my membership with the club several years ago but I understood that Hasbro was going to do their own thing and that is why the GIJCC is closing down

Nostalgiabuff
Jan 20, '18, 7:10 AM
I custom built a display case over my office area to display my AT stuff(or some of it at least)
here is a shot before I filled it and before I added plexi glass to keep dust out
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PNGwynne
Jan 20, '18, 8:32 AM
Yes, my understanding is 2018 is the last year for the Savage club. I'm not sure of the reason, but I've heard it's Hasbro. Lol as if they care about 1/6 collectors.

I've been pleased with the club, although once in a while the manufacturing is sloppy. I like the membership figures, and most of the (few) convention sets I've purchased have been nice. Last year's--the Marine Jungle Fighter and AT Jungle Survival--was excellent.

I'm looking forward to the B&W Joe and the last con set.

Nostalgiabuff
Jan 20, '18, 8:57 AM
here is my display case as it stands now
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PNGwynne
Jan 20, '18, 9:06 AM
That's a great collection and case--pretty large to hold an expanded HQ.

Protestari
Jan 20, '18, 2:49 PM
So far all 5 Adventure team figures with KFG, The Talking Commander with KFG, Gi Joe Club Talking Commanders white & black with the plastic hands. And repro boxes for them all.

Makernaut
Jan 20, '18, 5:39 PM
Nice collection of Joes you have there, Nostalgiabuff! I like the case and how you have them set up in it, too.

Nostalgiabuff
Jan 21, '18, 7:10 AM
thank you. that's only a fraction of my Joe collection but pretty much all I still have out on display. except I do have the mummy's tomb set and sea wolf in a different display case

Makernaut
Jan 21, '18, 4:18 PM
I don't have a good place to display my Joes, at the moment, but I did go get them out of storage to take some photos to post later in the week. They are all re-releases from early to mid-2000s, but they have been fun to collect.

rykerw1701
Jan 22, '18, 11:36 AM
My display case is a series of large moving boxes and shoe boxes in my basement. Doesn't look all that impressive, actually.

I gotta get on this so I can enjoy the Joe stuff I've kept or procured over the years.