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Introductions / Re: 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« on: June 18, 2013, 11:11:52 PM »
There's also no worse feeling than hauling out your old stuff and seeing how busted it got in storage!  :'(

I'm afraid I haven't got a Defiant, Flagg or Terrordrome, I'll enjoy the ones at Toy Traders for now.

I'll check those sites you recommended. Thanks!

Reviews Section / Re: (FIXED) 1986 Cobra Terror Drome review
« on: June 17, 2013, 04:37:15 AM »
I really liked your video about cleaning vehicles. I was afraid the Goo Gone would remove the sticker colours right away but it seems to be a little forgiving. You show using some tape in your video to protect them. Have you ever tried clearcoating them with something to really protect them, even in warmer water and such?

The \'Show\' Room / Re: The Joe room
« on: June 16, 2013, 10:14:05 PM »
I noticed in your pics that your S.M.S. Red Hiss has low guns! Did yours come like that? Mine was like that when I bought it new (back in 1988 or so) and I've never seen mention anywhere that they were supposed to be like that! Do you know if there was there an earlier version that had the original turret with the pegs?

General Joe Talk / Re: To repro-decal or not to repro-decal
« on: June 16, 2013, 04:34:15 PM »
I guess I'm just trying to avoid the inevitable. Most of my old stuff is in great shape, except for the decals. It would cost me a fortune to buy enough garbage to collect all the decals again.

At current count I have at least 50 vehicles that need decals. *sigh*

General Joe Talk / Re: To repro-decal or not to repro-decal
« on: June 16, 2013, 02:54:44 AM »
Have you bought any before? Any recommendations?

I've been looking at Cobra Stickers since they put the Canadian ones on there but they don't have the Whirlwind decals and the Skystriker ones are never in stock.  :(

Rattlerrepros is another one I've looked at but do I really want to cut those long wing decals? Not really.

General Joe Talk / To repro-decal or not to repro-decal
« on: June 15, 2013, 11:53:07 PM »

Most of my vintage vehicles have had their decals rubbed off through play or damaged by excessive heat in an attic. For the heat damaged ones the glue expanded and bubbled underneath and stretched the original vinyl decals leaving them lumpy even when cleaned. I've heard from some circles that the act of tossing original decals and using repros is GREATLY frowned upon.

Of course these are for my personal collection and I would, of course, let anyone know if I was selling them, that they were repros. I've started on a MOBAT to see if I can refurbish the originals but I have to tell you, it's a HUGE PAIN in the ass.

Any thoughts? (I took some pics but I can't see how to attach them)

Reviews Section / Re: (FIXED) 1986 Cobra Terror Drome review
« on: June 15, 2013, 05:34:50 PM »
I think in one of your videos you mentioned you washed the pieces once you got them (correct me if I'm wrong). Did you remove and re-apply the decals or do your washing with them on?

Introductions / 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« on: June 15, 2013, 04:58:59 PM »
Just cleaned out the parents attic and decided to assess the old collection that had been there for 20+ years. Turns out I have a memory like an elephant as far as Joes are concerned and all it took was a quick assembly of my old Skystriker to cause a "Joe relapse". formbx257's terrific videos led me here.

Hello from Surrey BC!

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