G.I. Joe makes Hasbro buttloads of $, it's amazing...
The new figures are kinda bogus compared to old, but the concepts of some of the kick so much @$$ it's depressing when one comes out and you're disappointed.
Did any of you guys see that Snyper figure? Dood has a cloth camo thing made from a football jersey fabric. It's simply genius, and this guy easily would've been one of my favs, not to mention he has a removeable belt, removeable boonie hat, and removeable web gear!?!? WTF? Where's all this with a Star Wras figure???
The rifle he has rocks too. This long-range sniper rifle, it's really neat.
If he had better shoulder joints, and the hands were sculpted more like the original ARAH figures were, he'd be one hell of a great toy.
I pick a Joe pack up now and then for custom pieces for Star Wars. I nabbed the Cobra surgeon and thought the concept alone was amazing. I'd have dug a mad doctor for Cobra.
To be a Joe collector today would be fun, but the product just isn't what it was when I was younger. I miss the very original figures... I remember the first I got at the (Back then) brand new K-Mart up here, as well as the later new figures I found at the 5 and 10 in the next town up. This was before a trip to the mall was simple, and you got there maybe twice a year...
The feeling I had when I first found Flint at the Local Gold Circle, or the feeling I had when I found ALL of the first Gung-Ho/Airborne wave at the 5 and 10 have yet to be compaired to. And seeing the original straight arms for the first time was like love at first sight. I was hooked, and owned almost everything ever put out then for them... Except the Sears exclusive Cobra items, and the Flagg which wouldn't fit in our rooms. We had all the rest (My brothers and I) and loved them.