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 This is the line that superseded Star Wars !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 .....