Saturday, December 29, 2012

Introducing the Toymorrow 1982 GI Joe Hall of Fame

Up top at the menu bar you might notice a new feature to this Blog. I have a collecting agenda after the new year: to immortalize the origins of the 3 3/4 G.I. Joe line. I will put together a "Hall of Fame" combining every original Joe and Cobra in both Straight and Swivel Arm versions. It will be a difficult task and some my other pieces might have to be sold off to gain the capital for this venture, but I think it will be worth it !
 
I remember vividly the first time I saw the Joes on store pegs ... In 1982, at K-Mart in Cheektowaga, my mother pointed out the carded beauties to me and I fell in love. For the next 3 to 4 years, GI Joe would take over almost all my play. Yeah, sure there were some dalliances with other toys along the way, but I ALWAYS came back to the Joes.

Here is the GI Joe Hall of Fame wing of the Museum of Toymorrow:
 
Under the Kramer painting it stands tall:

 
 
As you can see, I have a start with Breaker, Hawk, Rock n Roll and Snake Eyes.
Grunt is done as I have all his versions already.
 Several are in pieces waiting for reassembly as well
 
 
 
(The Back is mirrored so the future pictures will have to be set up better :)

This will truly be a labor of love. I have the greatest memories of this line, as it commands so much attention in my play history. This is the line that superseded Star Wars ! The 3 3/4 GI Joe line made all other toys second rate and now I have a chance to collect the original line and explore each memory that is attached to them !!

Stay Tuned .....

6 comments:

  1. Love the Kramer poster! He sickens me...Yet I cannot look away!

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    1. It's awesome! I framed it and my wife textured it to look like a painting. We love it !

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    1. Thanks, I haven't had a "collecting goal" in a long time so this will mix it up a bit for me :)

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  3. I only really collected GI Joe for a year or two after the line started so I'm sure this will bring some great memories back for me.

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    1. It's truly gonna be a labor of love for me as that 1982 line had a huge impact on me even to this day!

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