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  1. Great post.  I love the DTC Vehicles and have a ROCC still that I use with my vintage O ring Joes.   At one time I had quite a few of the DTC figures and I did actually like that line.  I think someone needs to come up with a definitive way to break down the various generations of 4 inch Joes.   For me in my collection its:


    'vintage style' O Ring Joes - This to me includes the entire vintage line, the 1997-2002 RAHC figs, and SOME Joe Vs Cobra figs.  The defining factor for me is metal rivets. 

    Modern O ring Joes - includes Joe Vs Cobra and anything with an O ring that doesnt have metal rivets

    25th Anniversary/ and beyond 

  2. I really hate when franchises do reboots... so I sort of just stopped following GI Joe comics around the time they archived the Devil's Due stories.   But now here around 20 years later, I am digging all my old books out and giving them another read.  I am curious, what do you guys think of the Devil's Due comics now 20 years later?  I remember feeling at the time that I was super glad to have them, but they could have been better.  Some of the story lines I am enjoying quite a bit more now as they have aged... Your guys thoughts?

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  3. Well I think some of those are neat ideas.  I think in reality the Wal Mart line will probably be just like the G1 Transformers line and the Star Wars Vintage line.   Going by that I would expect figures that were either identical or almost identical to the original toys in packaging that looks the same.  Probably 83-85 toys, if I had to guess it would be the original 1983 Swivel arm line.   I do hope they do something about thumbs.  That would be my only request. I don't think o rings or o ring instructions are an issue. We all have the internet and information on how to change those is readily available.  Most of the people buying these figures are going to be us older collectors.  As for any of the other more creative ideas, I think they are all GREAT!!! I don't think we will see anything like that again.  At least not in O rings.   But I am happy with collector geared reissues.  Bring em on, I will order 2 cases day 1. 


  4. Yeah I read about that over on Hisstank.com.  Good news indeed.  I will buy at least 1 of every thing they put out if it is anything like the G1 Rereleases.  I just dont get it.  Sure vintage O ring Joes have their issues, but man.  When you like go to Yojoe.com and just click the pop up and look at every Beach Head figure ever made its just awful.  Every modern figure is stretched and lanky and disproportional and poses weird.  I can't do it.  To each their own though... So long as the put out even just a LITTLE vintage Joe here and there, I will be a happy camper.   

  5. On 1/20/2020 at 11:55 PM, Devilbat said:

    "Over the last several months, I had decided that I was gonna get serious about rebuilding my vintage collection. Yeah, I had dabbled some over the years...I'd buy a vintage figure here, and a modern wave there, but I had never went all-in, as it were...I'm talking about MOC figures, MISB vehicles...a truly mint and loose collection that rivaled my original childhood one. I'm even getting ready to restore some of the handful of toys that actually survived the great purge of the early 2000s. (lol) I just realized one day that I'm not getting any younger, and if I'm gonna get serious about truly rebuilding my collection, I had better get on with it..."


    So how goes it with rebuilding the vintage collection?  Ironically I am basically doing the exact same thing.   I broke my collection up into 3 distinct eras.   Childhood Collection, Early 2000's collection, Current Collection.   I have been trying to focus on rebuilding my Childhood collection first.  Picked up a Cobra CAT, and a Mauler in Feb because they were the two high dollar items left that I had as a child.  What all have you picked up?





  6. On 7/20/2019 at 1:12 PM, Devilbat said:

    I bought a husk of a Defiant booster shuttle a couple of weeks ago, but I broke it all to pieces trying to take it apart for cleaning. (lol) I did however find a Version 2 Storm Shadow claw rattling around in the fuselage, along with a 3-3/4" scale blue guitar. I guess Rock & Roll left it behind... (lol)

    That's hilarious.


    I added a few things Joe in 2019.  Pretty much completed my USS Flagg.  Using just a couple of repro parts.  Got a Cobra Hydrofoil, A Rattler, The Bivouac, RAM Cycle, Zartan's Chameleon, and a R.O.C.C.   Also my son gave me back the Hiss IV I gave him from my collection when he was tiny.  And I still had all the missiles!!!    Not a bad start at rebuilding my Joe Collection.



    - Phanstar


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  7. He is a great figure!  I never actually had him as a kid, but he was one that always stood out when I visited friends houses and left me full of envy.  Glad you enjoy the pics Devilbat.   I try to post one every week or two.  I feel like I've gotten a lot better.  My later pictures are my faves.


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