However, he was in fact one of the first character I ever got as a kid. I was born in '79 so when GI JOE was first hitting the scene in the 80's I was still obviously pretty young. I got into the property through the cartoon. Mostly my brothers were watching it...well and my older sister Elaine. heh. She got us all into GI JOE, Thundercats, He-Man...pretty much anything awesome.
Anyway, so it wasn't until '86-'88 or so that I started picking up GI Joe characters on my own. I had friends that had buckets full of characters, but I just had Destro, Zartan, Snake Eyes and....Shockwave for the longest time. His file card is another great example of what made these characters so distinct. Apparently Shockwave has a pretty good singing voice when he isn't breaking down doors from his SWAT training!
When it came to the toys I kind of missed out when it came to GI JOE's until later. Now I'm in my studio surrounded by waaaaay too many making up for lost time I think.
GI Joe - Shockwave - 314
|Thanks to YOJOE.com for the image of Shockwave!|
Just a quick heads up, this summer I will be attending the following shows this summer.
Project Comic Con - St. Louis - June 9-10th
Heroes Con - Charlotte, NC - June 22-24th
Canadian Joe Con - Toronto - August 11th
Email me directly for Convention Commission Pre-orders!