Waking up on Christmas Eve morning as a 8 year old and unwrapping the HAL cannon and the Zap figure. Waking up another Christmas morning and unwrapping the WHALE. Unwrapping the Mobile Command Center on my birthday in Junior High. Taking one of the few Alien figures and Effects off the shelves at a Target while in college. Buying the Patriot Grizzly Tank for my son (and one for myself). Looking at the GI Joe Hall of Heroes alongside the originals in my collection... GI Joe defined my childhood, and it allows my childhood to carry on into my adulthood, and now into my kid's childhood. Yo Joe indeed!