I've been a O-Ring GI Joe Fan since they 1st came out when I was a Kid,and I still have all my 1st Straight Arms plus the Swivels & Vehicles up to 1985.And I started Collecting GI Joe as an Adult in 1997,and I stick to O-Ring only.And from the early to mid 2000's I heavily Collected Army Builders,and Snow Serpents were 1 of them.I remember getting complete Figures for around 10 bucks,and so I have around 40 or so in my Collection.And I get the Collecting part of all of this,but that's where it ends.I've been around GI Joe Collecting for a while now so I've seen a lot of Crazy & weird things, but this is by far the Dumbest thing I've heard of! And that's saying something!! If you would have said you were Collecting Snow Serpents just for the Love of the Figure,and the Love of Collecting I'd be all for it & say Buy all you can.But saying that this is mostly for some type of Unscientific Cockamamie Experiment it way out there....
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I know the threads of which he speaks, and your idea is a little different than those and more focused, but the threads he refers to are pretty pointless and to be honest, I don't participate in those. I think the fear is that it could devolve into that type of thread. The threads are like "Lets count Night Vipers! and then each person says how many they have and adds that to the previous posters number etc.
Back on topic.
I think it is very profound that someone in the community actually noticed the disparity and the surge of snow serpents being sold.
I personally rarely buy vintage stuff, I might buy something to make a dio or replace a broken part, even then I keep my original! I prefer my childhood collection, so Erich won't get one particular Snow Serpent for sure, that is unless he wants to barter. Anything for a price. My price is funding my many productions. It would be a very expensive Snow Serpent. Ha.
It just goes to show that there are some very vigilant members of this hobby.
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Back on topic, I too would love to hear progress updates as they are available. Eric, Are you seeing a lot of figures with broken thumbs? Wonder of the plastic is holding up better than the 1982-1984 stuff.
Take it easy,
Vintage, International, 25th and ROC WANT List: http://forums.yojoe.com/showthread.p...821#post468821
going through my collection all 3 of my snow serpents yellowed do to i believe attic heat, but... there is a store in mass and RI that sells loose figures, they had white and yellowed ones ranging 3-7.99 with only back packs. i had to get one, problem is my childhood blue pouch strap ripped so ill have to hunt down one of those so he is complete. They had one in the show case complete 19.99
I would do the same thing as Eric, but with Modern era figures! I thought my collection of over 4000 pieces was huge and he has over 32,000 of one figure!!! LOL
Eric, do you know how many overall pieces are in your collection?
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