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Zenith27

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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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Re: 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 05:28:09 PM »

Hello and welcome!
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Re: 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013, 02:10:17 AM »

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Re: 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2013, 09:14:48 AM »

Awesome!
Welcome back!
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Re: 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 09:48:50 AM »

welcome to the boards
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Re: 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 12:46:37 AM »

Welcome Home  :) !
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Re: 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 07:09:01 PM »

Just as all my joe bro's here said, welcome man, there is no better feeling then hauling out your old stuff, the bug bit my 2 years ago and the people on here have been just awesome in helping me complete stuff and get figures that I didn't have. My collection now is just the size I want it (though I wouldn't say no to a Defiant, or a Cobra Terrordrome, or even for that fact as Flagg)....but I have all the right vechiles and a 83 HQ, something I got for Christmas from HUBCITYTOYS....man you have to check out that site if you are looking for something Jodi is great and has help me a bunch, same with Mike at Bountyhuntertoys.

Cheers!

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Re: 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« Reply #7 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!

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Re: 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 02:05:16 AM »

what's worse is getting stuff out of storage where it's been for 20-some years and it's fine, putting it in a new store some where easier to get to and then have 4 things get bust because you over-packed the new box. :(
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Re: 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 12:42:56 PM »

There's also no worse feeling than hauling out your old stuff and seeing how busted it got in storage!  :'(

Roger that. That happened to me :(
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Re: 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 10:24:00 AM »

Welcome aboard!

You have come back at a pretty good time if you are a Joe collector.  Outside of really rare stuff, or exclusive (convention) items, you have hit a time when the brand and it's collectors are in a lull.  Prices are down pretty much across the board and you can probably top up your collection for much cheaper than you would have been able to 5 years ago. 

Whatever you do, remember to enjoy.
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Re: 20 year collecting hiatus now OVER!
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2013, 10:03:18 PM »

It was more expensive 5 years ago? This is good news!

I'm pretty lucky in that when I was collecting I was able to get almost every carded figure before 1987 for $0.25 from various friends that had them and any missing weapons or filecards from others (in 1988 mind you).

Other than a few rare guys (among my friends) and vehicle drivers I usually had 3+ to choose the one in the best shape.

Ah for the good old days.....

And who'd have thought that crappy S.M.S. with no figure would be worth so much? Who knew?
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