I have the swivel arm version of a few and then my favorite Joes from <‘87 that I’m trying to figure out. I can get away with 1 more box on the wall.What happened to the other eight?! It's nice to see classic Joes get some love.
I want to do some kind of old school joe display, but I'm partial to swivel arm versions of the '82 class.
Hawk is standing in for Footloose, but yeah all my very favorites from childhood. It was quite the stroll down memory lane browsing the years on YO Joe to identify them and then hunting down near perfect versions on ebay for cheap BIN prices.That's a nice batch!
25th’s are definitely what sucked me in and I never understood the Hisstank collectors of O-rings. The thought of Hasbro releasing O-ring Joes in the retro line got me wanting a few to mess around with and that’s what sent me to ebay. Receiving my glossy clean ’83 Grunt 2 weeks ago filled my heart in a way that no toy has in my adult life and I can only think it’s directly tied to being the actual toy I played with. I have several G1 reproductions and they hold very little nostalgia, I much prefer the modern Transformers. The good thing about the vintage toys is I’ve already grabbed my dozen favorites and am halfway done getting them behind glass and on the wall. They require 0 shelf space and less = more when it comes to displaying them. It’s really easy to focus on 10 individuals hanging than it is on 100 standing in rows on shelves.
I would definitely like a set like yours though, since MOC classics are way too expensive.
If the 'retro' like was the old figures on imitation cardbacks, like the vintage collection, I'd probably have gotten those to display.
I toyed with the idea of printing out the card art for the background, but once I found this shape frame and saw them on the black background all other thoughts vanished. It sure elevates them from toy to antique.No offense to the MOC folks, but your display just looks like more fun. It looks like you could just reach past the glass, grab them to go play in the dirt! Don't get me wrong, I love the artwork of GI Joe and was even considering getting one of the book collections of just that at one point, but I could never keep my actual Joes on the cards. Toys are made to be played with!
Was looking at some stuff and realized I've never really been to New York or that whole area. I had to look it up on a map, and while I had a basic idea of how it all was laid out.. I was surprised that New Jersey is a bridge across from Philadelphia.. didn't realize they were so close. Or the way Queens/The Bronx/etc were all spaced out. Or that Long Island is.. well, a big fucking island.
I went to DC with my Mom and grandparents as a kid, maybe 10 or 11. Very vaguely remember going to the Smithsonian, the Vietnam Memorial, presume we drove by the White House.. and then we went to Maine for the majority of the trip. But don't have any real experience with New York or Philly or Jersey.
I've flown into Boston a few times and drove to New Hampshire to visit family.
I've been to Florida a ton, drove as far east as Nashville, before turning south into Alabama and heading back west through Mississippi and Louisiana and Tejas. The North east, from N. Dakota through Michigan is another black zone for me.. weird to think I hit middle age without even visiting. Doubly weird since California is basically as big as the eastern seaboard.
Need to find some time to visit before the country ceases to exist!