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  • What's your biggest Joe mistake?

    Here's mine. In the dark days before the internet, and before Cotswold, when there was nothing to be had for Joe heads except for yard sales which had dried up, I decided to make an explorer Joe. I used two backyard patrol mint in bag Japanese uniforms that I bought at a junk shop for $1 each, to make a single explorer Joe outfit.
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    I had no idea what those Japanese uniforms were worth when I took scissors to them. What's your big mistake?
    -ATC
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    I bought a foreign head solider talker and put a MOA head on it. Also paid too much for a loose Spy Island set w/ a Sea Adventurer back in the early days of Ebay (late 90's), that restarted me into collecting Joes. I was just going to buy one for display for old time sake.

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    • #3

      Taking my muscle body AT Joe in the tub with me when I was a kid. Most of his fuzz came off and for years his hair was cotton and was beardless. He has since been reflocked.
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      • #4

        Too bad you didn't get a photo of Cotton-Head Joe! He could have been the inspiration for a country song!

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          At the time, I never thought of a photo. Now, I would have taken a pic.
      • #5

        #1 probably was trading off my Troubleshooter vehicle I had as a kid.

        2nd runner up is trading the vintage State Police Motorcyle I had. It wasn't in great shape, most just fall apart if you look at them funny, but uber rare and I'd still have it on my shelf.
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        • #6

          In the early days of rediscovering retro figures thanks to the Collectors Club, I wanted to have a non-talker body with the bearded flocked African-American head. I didn't know at the time how to properly remove the head and tried ... wait for it ... heating and then separating the bearded flocked head from the neck post on the Club talker figure. I ended up completely destroying the flocking on it. Felt like a complete idiot when I learned how to do it correctly. Won't make that mistake again.

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          • #7

            Originally posted by oliver View Post
            I wanted to have a non-talker body with the bearded flocked African-American head.
            That's what I have. My younger brother had AT figures where I had PH figures. A few years back he gave me all of the toys he had left over from childhood, which included his AA talker head on an Adventurer body.

            I have since had the head reflocked, he still has his original uniform, but on a non-talker body.

            I'm sorry to hear that the flocking was destroyed. Have you tried having him reflocked?

            Daryl


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            • #8

              Traded a Magnum Power uniform (no accessories) for a beat up PH nude figure because I did not collect AT at the time.

              Traded a vintage mint Heavy Weapons vest and accessories for 5 ME dog togs.
              - Scott
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              • #9

                Originally posted by TNshooter View Post

                That's what I have. My younger brother had AT figures where I had PH figures. A few years back he gave me all of the toys he had left over from childhood, which included his AA talker head on an Adventurer body.

                I have since had the head reflocked, he still has his original uniform, but on a non-talker body.

                I'm sorry to hear that the flocking was destroyed. Have you tried having him reflocked?

                Daryl

                I ended up donating the head to someone more capable than me at the time. If I'd held onto it longer I certainly would have.

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