An introduction to my love for G.I. Joe
Action figures, cartoons and comic books have been a part of my life since I was a kid. I got into G.I. Joe when the 3.75″ line came out. The cartoon also hit the airwaves and Marvel’s comic book line began as well. My cousin and I were crazy about the action figures. Birthdays and Christmas were big days, our parents spoiled us with tons of figures, play sets and vehicles. As the years went by, I lost interest in the figures because of the change in style and crazy amounts of repeats and re-colors. There were some gems coming out into the 90’s for sure, but I was only interested in the comic book by that time.
Skip forward 20 years. I still have all my original Joes, play sets and vehicles. I also still actively read the G.I. Joe ARAH comic book line from IDW. While the play sets and vehicles are a little beat up, my figures are in great shape and all have fresh o-rings that will last another 20 years. Thanks to Ebay and vintage toy stores throughout the years, I have been buying figures that I have always thought were cool but I never had as a kid. And with that, I always stay under a strict $5 per figure budget.
So now that I have a website of my own and love practicing photography, I thought to myself why not shoot some action figure photos with my Joe collection. This will be an continually growing feature. I hope you enjoy!