This package arrived today. Another eBay purchase, great packaging and arriving before the date the seller said.
Inside are these…
I’m very glad to add more recent figures to my collection, but I have to say I’m a little underwhelmed. The other recent figures I have, are all still on the card. So these are the first loose ones I bought. Maybe it’s because I still look at the vintage Joes with the eyes of a 6 year old, but these new figures feel flimsy and cheaper than the vintage ones.
Even though I have my doubts about the new figures, I’m still happy to keep on expanding my collection.
I did however, buy some more vintage Joes on eBay that should be arriving next year…
a bit of history first. As I mentioned in previous posts, I started collecting G.I. Joe in 1987 (they were called just toys back then). Although the UK is only 85 miles (at a glance) from here (about 60 miles of those would be water), I never owned a piece of Action Force. Since I’m focusing back on collecting again and have been rummaging eBay and other sites recently, this had to change. And I can say I scored a big one right from the start.
I found the Battle Tank on eBay for a very reasonable price. The stickers aren’t really where they should be, but they are in good condition and the gun tip is missing (if anybody has a spare one lying around, let me know). I also noticed that the battery compartment is showing a bit of corrosion, but I don’t have any batteries to test it right now. Overall the vehicle is in good shape and I’m glad I can add it to my collection.
Let me know what you think!
P.S. I’ve bought some more stuff that is due to arrive soon, so keep a look out on my blog and follow me on Twitter.
I received the 3-packs from the 50th line from a colleague who went to New York earlier this year. (see my previous post)
But apart from those figures, I hadn’t found the time (or money :-)) to buy some other figures. Recently I rediscovered eBay and noticed that the prices are really getting back to normal (or at least affordable).
Last year, I bought several figures on eBay, but since then I only saw the prices rise and didn’t buy anything.
Since that seems to have changed now, I’m ordering again. Not only the new Joes, but also some vintage stuff. More on that soon (I hope, depending on the post doing their job).
So here it is, my first new purchase, the 50th Snow Job.
I’ll be back with more new additions to my collection when they arrive. I’ll also try and take some pictures from the Nerd Room, but that room needs some cleaning and organizing first 🙂
I now have 20 posts on WordPress (21 if you’re counting this one).
So here is my first New Year’s Resolution, I’m going to spend more time writing posts here and updates on Twitter than last year.
Happy Collecting and Yo Joe!