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Thread: BIG Toys Week: GI Joe Big Trapper

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    Plaid Stallions BIG Toys Week: GI Joe Big Trapper


    The GI Joe Big Trapper vehicle is a kind of a bittersweet item for me. I really wanted it for my birthday that year but ultimately chose the Capture Copter, either way, I kind of won. The only downer was, these were the last GI Joe vehicles ever made.




    Many collectors view the Big Trapper as the "Poor cousin" of the Mobile Support Unit produced a couple of years earlier and well, I get that, it's a quality vehicle full of science fiction flair.


    Nobody is wrong here but for me, the big trapper just captures that "Ark 2" vibe and well, I was five years old when it came out.


    Above is the British version, usually Palitoy made things cooler but i prefer the Hasbro big yellow.




    This is mine, I got it in a flea market outside of Buffalo NY right after college. Even though it was bigger than my apartment at the time, I couldn't resist it's $20 price tag. I still have the cage somewhere too. Every time I look at it I think of the day that I bought it and it still brings me joy.



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    Love this and anything else A-Team related, especially when u throw Intruder in there.

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    Joe always had the coolest vehicles

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    I grew up with the RAH GI Joe, not with Adventure Team Joe, but I think this toy is pretty nifty (along with the Mobile Support Unit). Also, as an observation, those Invaders look like something from another line, due to scale and articulation. In fact, they almost remind me of MOTU knock-offs from the 1980s.
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    Awesome looking vehicle but it looks a little more Super Joe sale than AT because of the way they look way over the windshield instead of through it.
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    Still a proud owner of the Mobile Unit! One of the coolest toys I've ever had.
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    I have both of those. wish I had them as a kid though because they are all kinds of awesome

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    Cool, I never had any of the adventure team stuff (other than an Atomic Man) but I would have liked to play with this thing.

    I got it in a flea market outside of Buffalo NY right after college
    Clarence? I'm glad it's still open, but man that place was a wonderland sometimes when I visited in the late 80's to early 90's.

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    The only AT vehicles I have ever owned are 2 ATVs.
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