Knowing The Baroness As A Toy Collector
Why & How I Became The Baroness
When you see me in costume as the Baroness.. it’s not just to be wearing the costume.. there’s a lot of love for the characters and a long history with me and the Baroness. Starting back in 1983.
My first time being introduced to G.I. Joe and the Baroness herself was at my friends Steve’s house. He was not only the friend to introduce me to G.I. Joe.. but also one of the friends that introduced to me Star Wars.(Although the Star Wars blog will have to wait until later.) It was the summer of 83 that I first held the Baroness and even though he had many other characters.. she was the one I wanted to play with.
Over time I grew to love the cartoon.. the toys.. but never was allowed to collect the toys as a teenager..because my mom had a silly thing about snakes. What with Cobra and the look of Serpentor.. it had been totally out of the question to collect them.
That is until the early 90’s. I started collecting Transformers big time and along with that came the Joes and Cobras. How far does my love go? Well besides the costumes. A Baroness of course and a female Cobra commander that should be done by this spring. We no longer having a dinning room table.
One year I asked for the Cobra Terrordrome for Christmas.. the dinning room table became Cobra Island.. that that’s never changed. Call me dorky and a nerd.. but I’ve gone as far as to give all my Dreadnoks Hot Wheel Harleys. Since in the Marvel comics they always rode around on motorcycles and loved grape soda ^^
For Valentines day one year..instead of flowers and chocolates. I asked for a Mickey Mouse Cobra Commander [Long time collectors will know all about him.] He was the first Cobra Commander released. The Cobra symbol reminds you of Mickey Mouse, it was before the improved Cobra symbol that was placed on the toys.
And knowing is half the battle!