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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:31 am    Post subject: G.I. Joe Reply with quote

What's the best way to open a G.I. Joe with minimal damage to the card/package? I'm getting back into G.I. Joe figure collecting after owning some as a kid in the 80s. They're mint on card but I want to open them up while also preserving the packaging as much as possible. Does anyone have a good technique for doing this? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would guess you could try cutting really carefully with scissors.
Or I guess you can always try to get doubles and keep one mint in package and open the other one. I love G.I. Joe- but I don't do that much collecting with the toys really- though I do have a few favorite figures here and there. Cool



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try, CAREFULLY, using a razor blade to slice away the raised part of the bubble plastic.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had some G.I Joe character toys, i didn't collect it but for some reason i save around 5 of them..

you can try sing cutters or scissor, make your hand a bit relax before start to open the packaging..



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a lot of G.I joe toys. I collected them when I was a kid.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the figures i had were snake eyes hawke and rip cord had a few of the cobras


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a bunch of G.I. Joe toys. All loose but dummy me traded them for a Sega Saturn. Lost there as the Saturn was beaten by Sony's Playstation.

I still have a F.A.N.G., H.I.S.S. and A.S.P.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's cool if you still have any of your G.I. Joe toys from childhood. Smile Cool
I had quite a few as a kid- I remember getting a number of them for Christmas- I believe Iceberg was one I got one year...and I remember getting Crazylegs and Gung-Ho at some point too. And we had Leatherneck, Monkeywrench, Captain Grid-Iron and others......
One of my favorites was Sgt. Slaughter's Triple-T tank. Very Happy Cool
My brother got that for his birthday one year.


I don't have any of my childhood Joes anymore, sadly, but I have a few newer figures I've picked up here and there for fun. I keep my Duke action figure stationed on duty with a few other action figures for fun. Smile Cool



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! That Sgt. Slaughter Triple T looks really cool. I was always a fan of Zartan. Never had him but did get Thrasher and his vehicle.

The H.I.S.S. tank was my first. A friend of mine used a Landspeeder from Star Wars as a G.I. Joe vehicle. Taped rockets on the side.

Sadly my friends and I were all gung ho about G.I. Joe until about early 1986. I think by then we were all getting to be teenagers and it seemed less cool. We still watched the series but put the toys in storage. I still collected into the 90's though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first I had was the Cobra Rattler plane (that came with the Rattler pilot). I did have Zartan. He was cool, the way he changed color in the sunlight. I also had Mutt (dog handler) (came with the dog, Junkyard), the Killer W.H.A.L.E. hovercraft (that came with driver, Cutter), Snow Job (arctic trooper), and Bazooka (a missile specialist). I REALLY wanted the USS Flagg aircraft carrier but never got it. Some of the stupidest ones they did were Sgt. Slaughter (who was a wrestling character) and The Fridge (which was a character based on William "The Refrigerator" Perry, a defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles).



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as a kid Sgt. Slaughter was pretty cool to me. Smile Cool
(Of course, that was also when I was still into WWF and WCW and used to watch that some- before I realized that very little of it- if any- is real.)
But yeah- I agree about the USS Flagg aircraft carrier! That thing was so bad! (And by "bad", I mean good, of course.) I remember when that was the big phrase we loved to used to mean "cool".
Things were either bad or wicked! Smile



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a big fan of the '85 Bears so the The Fridge would have been a cool mail-in character to get.

I still play old wrestling games on my Genesis. May not be real but it is fun.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha- The Fridge- that's cool.
If they've got wrestlers like Sgt. Slaughter joining the Joes, why not football players too? Smile Cool
I think I posted about this a while back, but did you guys know that G.I. Joe joined forces with another classic '80s cartoon in recent years?

Check out this action figure.
Looks like the Joes recruited Matt Trakker of M.A.S.K. Very Happy Cool



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! M.A.S.K. is one of my favorites. I only have few episodes but the humor is fantastic.

The last mention I heard of M.A.S.K. was in Transformers Prime Beast Hunters. When Prime got his new vehicle mode. Agent Fowler said this is from are M.A.S.K. division and Optimus scanned the vehicle.

I was hoping a new M.A.S.K. series was coming. G.I. Joe Renegades had run its course so it did not seem likely but still wishing.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember M.A.S.K. I had the toy called Switchblade (helicopter/jet plane) that came with the Miles "Wolf" Mayhem figure with the Viper mask.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacGyver wrote:
Haha- The Fridge- that's cool.
If they've got wrestlers like Sgt. Slaughter joining the Joes, why not football players too? Smile Cool
I think I posted about this a while back, but did you guys know that G.I. Joe joined forces with another classic '80s cartoon in recent years?

Check out this action figure.
Looks like the Joes recruited Matt Trakker of M.A.S.K. Very Happy Cool


Nice action figure! I wouldn't mind to get my paws on it.



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always thought Switchblade was cool toy. Never had any of the vehicles but do remember a friends brother having some and the quality of those 80's toys was amazing.

Thanks for sharing the memories, LepricahnsGold.

Agree, IceDragon.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thinice wrote:
I had a bunch of G.I. Joe toys. All loose but dummy me traded them for a Sega Saturn. Lost there as the Saturn was beaten by Sony's Playstation.
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No way. Saturn rules and has some of the best games ever. The Japanese library is almost as large as ps1. Dragon Force and Guardian Heroes are incredible games.


Back on topic- i use to have one of the largest gi jpe collections in the US including extremely rare foreign variants. Even had a Blue and Yellow Major Bludd from India that only about 6 are known to exist. Last one sold on evilbay for close to $3500


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you Sharpfork, the Saturn is a great system for Japanese imports. I enjoy it for Madden 98 and Daytona USA. I kept hoping Lunar would be released stateside as well.

Wow! I never had G.I. Joes that were rare.


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