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  1. I'm a 27 year old adjunct professor of freshman composition/literary analysis/writing/technical writing/business report writing at two major universities (one in FLA another in NY; I teach online). I got my undergrad degree from Emerson College and MFA from FIU. I make 40k a year and I'm also an aspiring novellist (sold some shorter works, now fielding agents on my novel). I've always had steady girlfriends (living with one now) and feel reasonably successful. I also collect JOEs, toys, and guns. You can be successful and have hobbies. In fact, hobbies have often fueled my success.
  2. Any idea what scale these are? There seem to be a variety of scales...
  3. Or is the whole HTS phenomenon over with?
  4. Damn. Those look nice. I'd definitely buy some.
  5. I can't %$%$ing wait for mine to get here. I've some Wave 1, and if Wave 2 is anything like that (or better), I'm going to be pretty pleased.
  6. Tons of Viper Lockdown here in the Gainesville, FL TRU. Nothing else yet.
  7. How do you all think DTC would sell at TRU? Well? $5.99 sounds very expensive for individual figures... but $24.99 for 6-packs sounds okay. Opinions?
  8. I've got too many toys. It's sad but true. I've got boxes and boxes of stuff now. My office, where I spend 80% of my time, is being overwhelmed by action figures and various toys. It's time to make some space, and now that there is a lot of 1:18 scale stuff I like (DTC JOEs, Microman, Army of Darkness figures, even the new Marvel Showdown stuff that is too expensive), I'm thinking about selling off my collection of other stuff (mostly Marvel Legends, random mecha-type toys including Front Mission/Gundam figures, and tons of 1/6 scale stuff). Anyone else do this? Does anyone collect only 1:18? It's my favorite scale, and now I'm thinking about committing to it permenantly.
  9. My shipment arrived today too--- but my Viper Lockdown package was all bent and dented. Luckily the figures aren't damaged (and I was planning on opening/playing with them), but if I'd wanted to display a MOC package, I'd be screwed. Maybe I'll post pictures later on, so y'all can see how mangled the package was.
  10. I just can't take the waiting...! It's not worth the extra six dollars or so that I save. I need my Viper Lockdown now!
  11. Dear Hasbro Santa, Please stop trying to do weird things with GI JOE; stop trying to make them in weird scales or with anime-esque features. Please go back to making 3 3/4" JOEs. Feel free to use your considerable creative powers, particularly those that made the early JOEs great, but also modernize. And I don't mean just cater to passing fancies by sticking an Ipod up the ass of each JOE. I mean make these figures relevant to today, but still true to what JOE is. Don't fail me, Hasbro Santa. - Little Jeffrey
  12. I ordered mine on Feb 16th and they emailed me today, also, to tell me it shipped. Usually I get my stuff exactly 5 days from the day they say it shipped; so I'm thinking, Saturday, maybe?
  13. I think "hard core" would be someone who needs to have pretty much ALL the RAH Joes, including the early nineties crap they put out which killed the line. Then there are the army-builders who have literally hundreds of Vipers, soldiers, and every kind of specialist... I'd say you're a rather moderate collector. That's what the hobby needs, though. Hard-core collectors will buy anything Hasbro puts out, and unfortunately they put out a lot of crap. I'm personally not hardcore. I only buy the figures I want, and there are big gaps in my collection (because I hate certain figures). But I can say this about JOEs and the various collectors --- there are a lot of "sleeper" JOE nuts out there. I've got two good friends who buy JOEs on the down-low because they're embarassed to let anyone know that they still buy toys. They're more hardcore/completist than me, but I know for a fact that they don't go to communities or forums or conventions. They're both really rich too, so they can afford to buy lots of JOE stuff from all over the place. In fact, they're probably that jerk that just sniped some JOE stuff out from under you on Ebay. Also, I teach freshman composition (and other writing/literature classes) at a major university in Florida. And in my years teaching I've seen three freshman comp. essays that were either about collecting JOEs or mentioned collecting them, and I'm pretty sure that those guys weren't forum-hounds, but I might be wrong. I'd post the essays if I weren't worried that it could get me fired. I'm just saying, there are hidden JOE collectors everywhere. They're just not all posting.
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