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    favorite toylines

    Christmas time reminds me of my childhood and receiving a bunch of great action figures. Lately I have realized despite all the adult collector lines that have been produced I actually prefer the vintage lines more. They had much better packaging with great card art. They were a perfect size and weren't too big and space consuming. They had great action features that upped their cool factor. And you couldn't beat the price

    My favorites were

    Kenner super powers
    Vintage MOTU
    Classic transformers
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    Toy biz marvel superheroes
    Toybiz Spiderman animated cartoon series
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    Transformers

    MOTU

    GI-JOE

    Thundercats

    Bravestar

    Mask

    Go bots

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    I will say that I like the current era of g1 homage Transformers better. Better articulation... better robot mode... better all around. I had a bunch of them as a kid... but they were mostly bricks and I could never really 'play' with them. Never made up any stories or anything... just treated tehm like puzzle boxes.

    Otherwise, I collected

    Kenner super powers
    Vintage MOTU
    Classic transformers
    Toy biz superheroes

    and TMNT. I had a bunch of those. MOTU was probably the biggest collection I had, but I loved my superheroes just as much.

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    As a kid my Favorites off the top of my head were

    G.I. Joe ARAH 3 3/4"
    Secret wars
    Ninja Turtles
    C.O.P.S.
    G.I. Joe HALL of Fame 12"
    Running the underground

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    My favorite childhood toys were MOTU, LEGO, TMNT, The Real Ghostbusters, Star Wars and G. I. Joe., but I loved many other toy lines, there were so many cool toys back then.
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    I would like to say Thundercats but my grandmother wasn't keen on me collecting two lines and when He-Man crashed and burned that was it for a while. I only got Lion-O and Tigra so Thundercats don't count. The next real line was **** Tracy (1990), which I loved. After that was WWF Hasbro figures (1991-1996). I then got into WWF Jakks Pacific in 1997 but stopped collecting in 1999 because I thought it was wierd for a 19 year old to collect action figures. In 2002 there was no way I wasn't going to collect 200x. That spurred the collecting bug so around that time I began collecting WWF Legends. I only collected them for 2 years before I'd been burned out (mostly because the burn from 200x left a bad taste in my mouth). That was it for the collecting of continuous lines.

    Here and there from 1985 to the beginning of the 90s I would get the one off figure from the occasional figure line. Those lines were:

    The Superpowers - Superman only
    Various WCW figure lines (pre and post Hogan)
    Some wierd line with Chuck Norris
    Secret Wars
    Batman - 1989 movie
    I'm sure there are some I'm forgetting

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    1982-85, I was all about MOTU. '85-'90s it was GI Joe. Those two dominated above and beyond any others for me. TMNT was big too.

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    Star Wars
    Micronauts
    Power Lords
    X-Changers
    Action Man

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    Star wars and Motu mostly. However I also loved Nintendo and Captain Power.

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    Mego: World's Greatest Superheroes
    Kenner: Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back
    Hasbro: Super Joe
    Mattel: Big Jim

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    I agree that those vintage lines hold more of a special place for many us. I think there are a lot of reasons for that. The biggest being all the wonderful memories connected to them. I started selling off a lot of my modern day stuff and focusing on filling vintage holes. My favorite vintage lines:

    1. Masters of the Universe
    2. G.I.JOE: A Real American Hero
    3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    4. DC Super Powers
    5. Star Wars
    6. Rock Lords
    7. The Real Ghostbusters
    8. Marvel Superheroes/X-Men
    9. WWF (Hasbro)

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    I don't remember much about toys that I had in the past but I think they were:
    Masters of the Universe
    Captain Power
    Thundercats
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    As a kid my main toylines were:

    Batman The Animated Series/Batman in general
    LEGO
    Star Wars (inherited a load of originals from a relative & bought POTF etc on my own)
    MOTU (inherited a load of the classic line from a cousin)
    Transformers

    When I got older I collected
    MOTU 200X
    DC Universe Classics (my favorite modern toyline - great updates of Super Powers done by the 4H)
    Batman the Animated Series by DC Collectibles
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    MOTU, TMNT, GI Joe

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    My 5 favorite toy lines as a kid were:

    MOTU
    TMNT
    Marvel Super Heroes
    ThunderCats
    G.I. Joe
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    1) Kenner Star Wars
    2) Hasbro Transformers
    3) Hasbro G.I. Joe: ARAH
    4) Mattel Masters of The Universe
    5) LJN Thundercats
    6) Voltron
    7) Kenner Super Powers
    8) Visionaries
    9) Mattel Shogun Warriors (even though I only had Godzilla but I loved him)
    10) Go-Bots
    11) Generic plastic Army men (American, British, German, Japanese and Australian armies)
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    As a kid, my memories regrding Christmas toylines are:

    Mego World's Greatest Heroes & Pocket Super Heroes
    Corgi Jr Super Hero die cast cars
    Playmobil
    Rasti
    Plastirama plastic horse riders (Zorro, Lone Ranger & "Toro", Granaderos)
    Top Toys Star Wars
    Joe Super Temerario (12 inch G.I.Joe)
    Top Toys He-Man (MOTU)
    Commandos Em Acoa (Estrela G.I.Joe)
    G.I.Joe

    And a as "late" kid, Batman Animated, The Batman, G.I.Joe 25th Anniversary, Super Powers, DCUC, MOTUC & SW Black Series
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    I do prefer many vintage lines, but that's mostly due to various things and emotional baggage (and not packaging), anyway as a kid my favourites were easily:

    Monster in My Pocket, Mini-Boglins, the original TMNT line, Masters of the Universe, Werebears, vintage Care Bears, Hasbro's WWF, Zoids 2 and the 90's foursome of Bucky O'Hare, Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys, Street Sharks and Biker Mice From Mars which totally dates me, but those were some fun action figures. I never really liked Transformers and G.I. Joe: RAH at the time and I'm still not mega fond of them now though I have learned to appreciate them, Beast Wars helped.

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    My favorite toy lines from my childhood were:

    - Transformers
    - Star Wars
    - GI*JOE
    - Masters of the Universe
    - M.A.S.K.
    - Go-Bots
    - Silverhawks
    - Thundercats
    - DC Superpowers
    - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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    Masters of the Universe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    I had a few figures from other lines, for example, Transformers, but MOTU and TMNT, especially the latter, were my favourites.

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