you are already a myth!!! I saw your collection pics: AMAZING!!!!
Let me introduce myself in this English section and please forgive any bad english usage/mistake!!!! I used to travel a lot and work with other foreign people from Europe and U.S.A. but in the last year I'm stuck here in the north east of Italy, not too far from Venice and I'm afraid I'm losing my English knowledge day by day!!!
Anyway, as regards G.I. Joe, I discovered them in 1986 (I was 10 at that time) on a comic advertisement and I fell in love with Snake Eyes, his black combat suit, his katana and Timber!!! And I loved to watch the G.I. Joe cartoons on tv. But somehow I never managed to buy a Joe
they disappeared from the italian shops and none of my friends liked them!!
When I found them again 3 years later, I was on holiday in Barcelona on a big shopping mall and it was my birthday
And my dad gave me the chance to choose the present I wanted!!! My eyes were on... Snake Eyes of course hahah but... the young boy was starting to grow and my teen mood made me choose for a Transvision Vamp pop-rock musicassette instead!!!
So it took me about other 20 years.... e-bay era when I finally bought my first G.I. Joe, Snake Eyes with Timber the Wolf (Valor vs Venom)!!!
And now I'm fond of 25th and Rise of Cobra releases! And my collection has finally started (at the age of 33!!)
Hope you will feel good here in this forum of great fans and very good friends!!!