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Book Review: Ultimate Guide to GI Joe 1982-1994


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Joe book

Awesome, thanks for posting this, Leonardo! As you know, I'd LOVED GI Joe as a kid and while I have no intention of starting to buy then again, I could totally see myself picking up this book just to have it and reminisce. In fact, I think it would be cool to have lots of similar books about many of the toy lines you mentioned. Would be a great way to go back in time without having to spend a ton of money actually buying the toys again!

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Posted by NekroDave on 7 November, 2008 - 22:06
GI Joe

Glad you liked the review. Although I failed to mention it I believe this book is great for somebody such as yourself who wants a document of the GI joe toys they once had but noy interested in collecting GI Joe again. This is the perfect book for that although I would wait for the new addition coming out shortly. This version is available on Amazon for around $10.00 less than half of it's list price of $25.00 when it came out three years ago.

I also just ordered Bellomo's Transformers book. I admired Transformers greatly but there was just too many great toy lines out ther and I never really got into collecting them but I would be happy just to have a good book filled with all the Transformers that I never bought.

Pick it up you will enjoy it!


Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Showapop on 8 November, 2008 - 11:23
Great book

I have this book as well, and must agree, it is definitely something no G.I. Joe fan, either die-hard or casual, should be without. Great pics, thorough descriptions, and comprehensive coverage of figures.

My *only* complaint about the book is the inclusion of estimated values, as this will soon date the book, if it hasn't already. Otherwise, I'm glad I have it, and I'll probably also pick up the 2nd Edition.

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Posted by REX-203 on 12 November, 2008 - 20:11