G.I. Joe means so much to me. I grew up in a family with limited means. I was a huge fan of everything Joe. Everthing from the cartoon to the toy line. My parents were unable to afford the toys to provide me with them. My cousin on the other hand, was spoiled and had every toy they made for the line. I would spend weekends at his home begging to play “American Heroes”. He had no interest in it. I would get up early just to play by myself. Once i was grown and making decent money to buy the toys my family was unable to provide me, I began collecting the toys I could only dream of as a child. Unfortunately the vehicles and playsets I loved the most were too expensive for me on the secondary market, and within budget. I would love to have this in my collection now and remember all the great times I had waking up ealy to defend our country from the like of Cobra.