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The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994: Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition Paperback – June 30, 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications; 2nd edition (June 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0896899225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896899223
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #629,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I didn't even know about the 1st version of "The Ultimate Guide to G.I.Joe", but I followed the development of the second edition with eagerness (even pre-ordered at Amazon). This edition features full-color pages with crisp photos and behind-the-scenes information compiled and written by a true collector. His dedication is demonstrated in the attention to detail on every entry. The images are close and sharp - the next best thing to having an item in your hands. All figures, vehicles, and playsets are shown with their respective parts and weapons, and easily lost items (e.g. items you might be missing and not know it) are highlighted. Although items will always vary in cost on the secondary market, the prices are a great thumbnail estimate. While I'm not a big "variant" collector, most of the rarer versions and mail-aways are highlighted with photos in the book as well.

When I was a kid, I spent endless hours flipping through the Hasbro catalogs that came with vehicles daydreaming what I wanted next. This book has reawakened that fascination, and though I may not be buying everything in it, I've got a pretty good idea what I want to chase down. I've read or flipped through this book every day since I got it, and I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in '80s vintage G.I.Joe toys.
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Having purchased the 1st edition of Mark's guide, I was eager to get his 2nd edition. Mark had reached out to the G.I. Joe collector's community asking for corrections, additions and suggestions for the 2nd edition.

Figures, vehicles and playsets, this book has it all. Many pictures of the vehicles are larger and more detailed than they were in the 1st edition, while some are smaller. Each figure's description includes a list of accessories that came with the figure.

The guide also includes "inside" info and tidbits from Larry Hama, who was the writer of the G.I. Joe Marvel comic and creator of many 3 3/4" characters as well as writer of the figure's filecards.

I suggest buying both of Mark's guides so that you don't miss out on anything. These are must haves for any collector.
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Any fan of G.I. Joe would LOVE to peruse this collector's cornucopia. No stone is left unturned, and every possible variation of model (Tiger Force, Slaughter's Marauders, Eco-Warriors, etc) is explored in minute detail, down to the thumb size and eye color! Simply exhaustive. The photos of every toy are clear and of professional quality, which is a major improvement upon the first edition.

Although I have the complete series through 1987, and much of the next two years (after that I just stuck with reading the comic, as the toys became too fanciful for my taste), the reason why I am so excited about this book is not because I am interested in their value for buying or selling. It's all about the notes. Every major character has a full biography which is tied into the marvelous Marvel comic series written by the master storyteller Larry Hama. Bellomo has carried on extensive conversations with Hama, and many of their notes are shared here, giving detailed background that is not found elsewhere. Yes, this is the footnote stuff that only hardcore fans care about, but if you get excited about the thought of asking Hama questions in person, this is the next best thing.

Text is all high gloss paper, full color and tightly bound. This book will last through years of wear, almost as long as your childhood memories!

If you haven't yet read the comic, start here: Classic G.I. Joe Vol. 1 (v. 1)
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This book is simply awesome. I am not a GI Joe collector by any means. I got this for my 9 year old son who likes Gi Joes for him to look at for fun. He would lay in his bed at night with this and look at all of the figures, vehicles, etc. Looking at this book myself was quite the trip down memory lane also! Great, clear glossy color photos and well organized. We even ordered some figures off of eBay from the book that he found and liked.
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When I was a child, I grew up with "Star Wars", "Transformers" and "Master of the Universe" toys and action figures. But there was one toy line from the 1980's that was a huge part of my life and that was "G.I. Joe".

I can remember as a child, going into a mom & pop pharmacy and they would have G.I. Joe's sold at the store and my mom would purchase these action figures once in awhile in order to keep me and my brother entertained. While my brother wasn't as big as a fan, for me and my childhood friends, "G.I. Joe" was a chance for us to use our playful minds and create awesome adventures for these 3 3/4 action figures.

I can also remember Christmas Day when my grandmother would have us look at the old bulky catalogs and have us select what toys we wanted. And for me, it was always "G.I. Joe". From the V.A.M.P. jeep to my mom buying me Airborne, Doc and getting enough purchase points, so I can order the M.A.N.T.R.A and see if my figures can really float in the bathtub.

Granted, the toys weren't perfect then. Often, the thumbs would break off and earlier on, they were not even poseable. But over the years, these toys, along with the animated cartoon and Marvel comic books, kept my childhood alive and just full of fun.

Until I entered high school and my parents had me get rid of all toys and comic books as I was to transition from child to teenager.

It was one of the most devastating experiences a child can go through. Your childhood possessions all gone and suffice to say, while I never forgot those moments, I felt I could never look at "G.I. Joe" ever again (this also goes for "Transformers", "Star Wars" toys, etc.), because it would be too painful.
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