When it was not considered politically incorrect to use the term "terrorist organization" as something that our military would fight. The one line of figures that were small enough and cheap enough that my parents were able to get my brother and me a whole heap of them. I also only have about 1.5 of my original figures left because of bb guns and firecrackers. I love the 80's cartoon, even today I think they're still very fun to watch. G.I. Joe will also always have special place in my heart because it was with the purchase of a sigma 6 snake eyes that I began collecting, not just buying a figure once or twice a year, but actually wanting to collect.