In the last few years there have been lots of new JEMs and Universes that have been released…
JEM JR Full Vine
JEM whatever PK
JEM whatever YE
But when it came up in an earlier discussion, I couldn’t remember more than a handful of them!
In my mind I grouped them like this.
JEMEVO – Just a beaten up 7VWH, mine is in much better condition!
JEM70SFG – The first Premium JEM,
JEM77PBFP – A really like the look of this one but wanted the Edge bridge on it!
JEM77WDP – I recognised that this was a new model but don’t like the look ☹
JEM777LG, JEM777SK, JEM777DY, JEM777LSK, JEM777LDY - I grouped these into one in my mind and was only really interested to see the green ones. The others seem a bit like “runner up prizes”.
JEM JR Full Vine, JEM whatever PK, JEM whatever YE – I know these have a handle, but that’s where my interest ends
JEM7V7WH – this was a cool idea and I would like to pick up a second hand one one day.
UV70PBK, UV71PWH – I completely forgot that these guys were released!
UV77SVR, UV77WFR, UV77PSN – The blue/silver one looked great but the others (to me) fell short (if you’ve seen the ATD prototypes, you’ll know what I mean) these were out of my price range and with only a few of each made I didn’t’ pay them enough attention.
I think the anniversary ones (the new swirls and the dayglo reissues) were in such short supply that to me the buzz was over by the time they arrived. I’ve not seen one of them in person whereas my local “mom and pop” had a UVMC and a PMC on the wall when these came out, but I was still a teenager in school and those purchases were not happening.
I guess I feel like other than the PBFP which I’ve stayed away from because it has the “wrong” bridge, there hasn’t really been anything that was both accessible and exciting ☹
Does anyone else feel like this? Or am I just a grumpy old man?