Ohio’s Johnnie Shedrick said “NO” starting in 1996…
Sure, we’ve all seen collections of GIjOEs displayed proudly inside glass cabinets, professionally lit with track lights and arranged for maximum “WOW” effect. Thousands more are set-up in dioramas around the world, getting dusty or “weathered” with custom paint jobs. Even more are trampled, mutilated or even blown-up, all in the name of play and Joe FUN.
But how many GIjOE fans and collectors out there have the intestinal fortitude…the self-restaint…the complete CONTROL required to leave their beloved figures inside their original boxes? Never to be played with? As if they were some sort of “Mint-in-Box Masters?”
Meet one such “MIB Master;” Johnnie Shedrick of Elyria, Ohio, has amassed an astounding, 500+ MIB GIjOE collection over the last decade and a half. He takes NOTHING out. He sets NOTHING up. Every Joe or vehicle is simply stacked and stored away. Only his family or visitors have ever seen his collection—until now.
Starting today, Shedrick’s outstanding “time capsule” of a collection is available for viewing online over at the venerated, GIjOE Collections website. The impact of seeing so many unboxed, minty GIjOEs all in one place is absolutely riveting. Other fans may scoff or scream “FREE THE JOES!” But in the near future, Shedrick may become one of the leading experts on “the way it was” when Joes were NEW. To see what Johnnie’s been “hoarding” all these years, jump HERE NOW.