It was '82 for me as well. My older brother got a boat-load of figures for his birthday that year. I didn't know about GI Joe until then. Since my b-day had come before his, I had to wait 'til x-mas to get my own Joes. I still remember unwrapping a Snake Eyes and the Mobat that year. Some people won't believe this but, my best Joe memory is from when my local TV station was running a "Phrase of the day" contest. The grand prize was the U.S.S Flagg. Needless to say, I actually won! I still have it too, although it has seen better days.