I remember when I got my first Joes back in 1988, my mom took me to a toy store (can't remember the name), and that day a new shipment must've arrived or something because the shelves were absolutely packed with joes and she said: "Ok you can pick 2".... I was like WHAT? only 2?????
Before this somewhat sad event I already had a couple of loose figs my cousin gave me when I was very little. I don't remember that moment though, just know because my mom told me.