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I bought the He-Man Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection (hardcover and 1,232 pages) for $20!

I never bought the toy and never watched the cartoon, but the idea of owning a complete set of the minicomics sold with the toy just seemed so cool to me, and at such a low price, that I had to have it!

How about you? Buy anything cool lately - relevant to our era?






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    I bought the He-Man Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection (hardcover and 1,232 pages) for $20!

    I never bought the toy and never watched the cartoon, but the idea of owning a complete set of the minicomics sold with the toy just seemed so cool to me, and at such a low price, that I had to have it!


Neat! I got He-Man toys and watched the cartoon as a little kid, but I've never read the minicomics. I don't even remember them coming with the toys. Of course I probably didn't care at that age and brought just tossed them aside with the packaging.


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    How about you? Buy anything cool lately - relevant to our era?


I pre-ordered X-Men: Gambit: The Complete Collection Vol. 1, which collects the first awesome 11 issues of Gambit's first ongoing comic(plus an annual and some other material) written by Fabian Nicieza, and largely illustrated by Steve Skroce(one of my favorite comic artists). I can't wait to get it and not have pull out my individual comics to read the run. It's supposed to arrive tomorrow.





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    Neat! I got He-Man toys and watched the cartoon as a little kid, but I've never read the minicomics. I don't even remember them coming with the toys. Of course I probably didn't care at that age and just tossed them aside with the packaging.


I'm guessing the stories will be about as deep as the old Marvel and DC Hostess ads! But that's OK. I didn't buy them for intellectual depth. I'm pretty sure they'll be fun - and having some fun is why I bought them.


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    I pre-ordered X-Men: Gambit: The Complete Collection Vol. 1, which collects the first awesome 11 issues of Gambit's first ongoing comic(plus an annual and some other material) written by Fabian Nicieza, and largely illustrated by Steve Skroce(one of my favorite comic artists). I can't wait to get it and not have pull out my individual comics to read the run. It's supposed to arrive tomorrow.


Sounds cool. I really think Gambit was a wasted opportunity for Marvel, and I blame the Rogue romance, which I've always despised. Gambit should be a con man, a thief, and a womanizer, who somehow ends up saving the day despite himself. He tried to be the man Rogue wanted and it ruined him as a character.








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I bought a lot of He-Man toys back in the day (or had them bought for me) and loved the mini-comics! Sometimes the mini-comic is all you got for a storyline in a toyline. Starriors, Sectaurs, they all had great mini comics. DC's Super Powers too.

Of course later on DC and Marvel got their hands on He-Man and I'd say "but it's not the same way the original story went!" because I was in the know. But it was all good.

I think like G.I. Joe and Transformers, they started with a story bible and character profiles for the toy line that became the basis for the later media. So the cartoons and comics would be different but sort of similar. I always found that interesting.

I'm working on a Masters of the Universe collage for this board and found a site with scans of all the original mini-comics (and Marvel and DC comics too), namely www.He-Man.org It was cool to see all the comics that I didn't originally own.

As for me, have I bought anything from the '80s-90s recently? My current hobby is collecting handheld electronic games, although many of them come from the '70s, my most recent acquisition is from 1983. It's a Star Wars inspired tabletop arcade known by many names, but the one I bought is called Firefox F-7.



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I'd love to find a big chunk of comics for cheap on e-bay, but I really haven't been looking. Those 90's comics usually come cheap, and I'd love to get a full series, like Darkhawk or Sleepwalker, or even something DC, but, honestly, I haven't been looking.


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    I bought a lot of He-Man toys back in the day (or had them bought for me) and loved the mini-comics! Sometimes the mini-comic is all you got for a storyline in a toyline. Starriors, Sectaurs, they all had great mini comics. DC's Super Powers too.


Hmm. I wonder if any of these other mini comics have been collected in hardcover. Starriors and Sectaurs both sound cool.


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    Of course later on DC and Marvel got their hands on He-Man and I'd say "but it's not the same way the original story went!" because I was in the know. But it was all good.


I think I'm going to enjoy what surely is NOT decompressed storytelling in these mini comics.


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    I think like G.I. Joe and Transformers, they started with a story bible and character profiles for the toy line that became the basis for the later media. So the cartoons and comics would be different but sort of similar. I always found that interesting.


So many cool toys from our era!


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    I'm working on a Masters of the Universe collage for this board and found a site with scans of all the original mini-comics (and Marvel and DC comics too), namely www.He-Man.org It was cool to see all the comics that I didn't originally own.


I eagerly await your collage!


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    As for me, have I bought anything from the '80s-90s recently? My current hobby is collecting handheld electronic games, although many of them come from the '70s, my most recent acquisition is from 1983. It's a Star Wars inspired tabletop arcade known by many names, but the one I bought is called Firefox F-7.


Wow - handheld games that didn't run on smart phones!







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    I'd love to find a big chunk of comics for cheap on e-bay, but I really haven't been looking. Those 90's comics usually come cheap, and I'd love to get a full series, like Darkhawk or Sleepwalker, or even something DC, but, honestly, I haven't been looking.


Yet you've been reading 90s comics a lot, I thought. Did you already own them from back in the day?






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    I bought the He-Man Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection (hardcover and 1,232 pages) for $20!



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    I never bought the toy and never watched the cartoon, but the idea of owning a complete set of the minicomics sold with the toy just seemed so cool to me, and at such a low price, that I had to have it!



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    How about you? Buy anything cool lately - relevant to our era?


Got a Dire Straits Double Album called Alchemy. Great live album- I have it on vinyl but I felt the need to get another hard copy just to be a completest. I also got for Christmas a pretty neat book called TMNT: A Complete Visual History. I haven't fully read through it but it's got some great old photos and behind the scenes stuff.




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      I bought the He-Man Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection (hardcover and 1,232 pages) for $20!



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      I never bought the toy and never watched the cartoon, but the idea of owning a complete set of the minicomics sold with the toy just seemed so cool to me, and at such a low price, that I had to have it!



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    Neat! I got He-Man toys and watched the cartoon as a little kid, but I've never read the minicomics. I don't even remember them coming with the toys. Of course I probably didn't care at that age and brought just tossed them aside with the packaging.



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      How about you? Buy anything cool lately - relevant to our era?



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    I pre-ordered X-Men: Gambit: The Complete Collection Vol. 1, which collects the first awesome 11 issues of Gambit's first ongoing comic(plus an annual and some other material) written by Fabian Nicieza, and largely illustrated by Steve Skroce(one of my favorite comic artists). I can't wait to get it and not have pull out my individual comics to read the run. It's supposed to arrive tomorrow.



Oh no kidding! I still have the original series myself but I had no idea they were collecting it although I will say it is about time. I know Gambit can be a love him or hate him kind of character but Marvel hasn't really collected enough of his stuff over the years I think. That series was definitely his best one and Skroce's art was a highlight for sure. It kind of lost me more towards the end, but I also was starting to briefly get out of comics at the time.



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Nose Norton


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I'm reading 90s comics but I bought most of them a few years back. In the 90s I bought all Spider-Man books and the Fantastic Four and Avengers. Then, when I decided to read the whole Marvel universe, I started picking up 90s books when I was reading 70s and 80s books. I'd get hundreds for under $1 each. However, when I found digital comics, I stopped buying a lot of Marvel back issues because then I could get really huge chunks of continuity. But then I started buying DC back issues and reprints from the 60s-80s.
Right now, though, I don't think I've bought any comics in around a year, though I still have plenty to read.


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    Got a Dire Straits Double Album called Alchemy. Great live album- I have it on vinyl but I felt the need to get another hard copy just to be a completest.


Do you find vinyl actually sounds better as some people say? I was a teenager during the 8-track tape days, so I never bought vinyl. To me vinyl meant the needle might scratch it.


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    I also got for Christmas a pretty neat book called TMNT: A Complete Visual History. I haven't fully read through it but it's got some great old photos and behind the scenes stuff.


I'm a semi-fan of the Turtles. Now and then I'll buy the more adult-oriented mini-series. I only buy it when at least one of the original creators is involved.







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Whispering Hands





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      Got a Dire Straits Double Album called Alchemy. Great live album- I have it on vinyl but I felt the need to get another hard copy just to be a completest.



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    Do you find vinyl actually sounds better as some people say? I was a teenager during the 8-track tape days, so I never bought vinyl. To me vinyl meant the needle might scratch it.


I actually grew up in the tape era myself and always preferred them to records and cds but those days are over as well. Personally I think vinyl can sound better but mostly it is all about your speaker system I think.


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      I also got for Christmas a pretty neat book called TMNT: A Complete Visual History. I haven't fully read through it but it's got some great old photos and behind the scenes stuff.



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    I'm a semi-fan of the Turtles. Now and then I'll buy the more adult-oriented mini-series. I only buy it when at least one of the original creators is involved.


I bought everything when I was younger but once I discovered the original stuff I have mostly stuck to stuff by the original creators as well.




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