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Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 02:18 AM
Just some pics. Words will follow.


http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/groupjoes.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/parisjoes.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/parisjoescu.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1765.jpg

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 02:20 AM
Steel Crusher makes a pretty cool transport. I wish there were handgrips or a railing along the top for the guys on the running boards to grab ahold of.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/steelcrusher.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/steelcrushercu.jpg

Two pegs are on the roof, so you can attach SE and friends. SS can fight him on the roof. You can only really access the pegs if the top is pushed back.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/steelcrushersecu.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/steelcrushersetop.jpg

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 02:22 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/baronessguard.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/baronessguardcu.jpg

His goggles flip up but not totally out of the way. His likeness is amazing, btw.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1763.jpg

coola784
07-04-2009, 02:23 AM
nice.

driftwood
07-04-2009, 02:24 AM
great haul !!!!!

700block
07-04-2009, 02:25 AM
i want them!

gntdrag
07-04-2009, 02:28 AM
neo vipers are starting to look good...

Darren
07-04-2009, 02:31 AM
Thanks for the pic's! I think I'll pick up that version of the Baroness now that I've seen her.

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 02:33 AM
The figures themselves are all rather cool. Fantastic details. Good paint. Really nice likenesses.

Accessories on the other hand are a mixed bag. Each figure gets quite a few. However, there are quite a few molded pistols in holsters. Some characters have removeable ones, like the Vipers and Heavy Duty. Reactive Duke has a removeable knife, which no one else has (wonder if it has a significance in the film?).

The backpacks often suffer from the same malady that the Anniversary line has...theyr'e generally too soft and therefore the peg doesn't fit securely in their backs. Especially when the figure is wearing a vest of some sort that the peg has to go through. Really lame. SE's pack is quite solid, though.

My biggest complaint comes from their guns which often have stocks that are too long. Getting some figures into good aiming poses can be a pain. The stocks are so long, it's hard to bring the holding hand across the chest enough for the other hand to grab the gun. The gun molds are nice, but they should have shortened the stocks to better fit the figures. I'd rather have usable guns as opposed to perfectly accurate ones. Trenchcoat SE's rifle and the longer Viper guns are almost useless.

So a little bit of a shame. Really nice figures, despite the lack of universal working holsters (seems a step backward) hampered by overlong weapons.

Standouts for me are the reactive Duke, Baroness, and accellerator Ripcord.

wheeljaxx
07-04-2009, 02:34 AM
i'll get a baroness or two.

Darren
07-04-2009, 02:38 AM
neo vipers are starting to look good...

Their all yours man... Neo Vipers still look like turtles to me.

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 02:38 AM
I also opened the Rockslide and Cobra Gunship. I'll take some pics of those later.

The Rockslide is a nice, if overly simple, vehicle. The little missles on the skids are not removeable. The skids turn in unison rather nicely. The rear tread can be moved up/down for some reason. It can be repositioned side/side but it doesn't really move that way; you have to basically reattach it in a different position.

The Gunship is a little bit of a let down. It's got a size size and feel to it. It's just lacking in paint and sculpt detail. The engine compartments have no interior paint aps, which would have really made it look nice (by contrast the interior storage compartments on the Clone Wars Republic tank have really nice paint aps). The gunship has a rotating front turret which I wasn't expecting. The wings/missle pods don't move out very far. It has landing gear, but they really don't move very far. There are little handles on the bottom, so you can hang figures from the bottom. Maybe accellerator Duke grabs onto them after leaping off that building?

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 03:41 AM
Scarlett's separated and holster-stored crossbow
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1767.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1774.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1773.jpg

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 03:42 AM
A couple of pics showing the long stocks. This is the best you can get for aimed shooting.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1775.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1777.jpg

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 03:44 AM
Showing the handle grips underneath. There are 3 of them.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1781.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1785.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1786.jpg

ntfrceshockwave
07-04-2009, 03:45 AM
awesome stuff !!!

gijoeman5
07-04-2009, 03:46 AM
great pics man i cant wait to get my hands on some of these

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 03:50 AM
Not alot of room inside the gunship. It really needed to be a larger vehicle.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1789.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1788.jpg

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 03:54 AM
Check out the range of Baroness' ankles! And she's got heels!
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1795.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1797.jpg

gijoeman5
07-04-2009, 03:57 AM
keep those pics commin thanks alot

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 03:58 AM
"Overcompensating? For what? I don't understand."
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1805.jpg

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 03:59 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1806.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1808.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1810.jpg
The Rockslide camo matches the standard Joe pattern pretty well.

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 04:01 AM
Haven't opened either Storm Shadow, green Heavy Duty, Cobra Commander, the Ice Vipers, or Zartan yet. Hoping to find more figures tomorrow on another run.

If anyone has any pic requests, let me know. I'll try to fill requests.

jiffy18
07-04-2009, 04:07 AM
I'll need all the joes in reactive impact armors since they look awesome that way !

SierraSerpent
07-04-2009, 04:17 AM
Thank you for posting the pics!

ibjc1106
07-04-2009, 04:30 AM
Hi, I also got Breaker today. Not sure if it's just mine but were his thumbs kinda messed up? Mine seem like they got folded over into his plam during manufacturing? Just curious. thanks

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 04:35 AM
I tried to take a better pic of the reactive armor team. With Ripcord filling in for now. Scarlett's face is always too blown out.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1816.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1823.jpg

Ash Talon
07-04-2009, 04:36 AM
Hi, I also got Breaker today. Not sure if it's just mine but were his thumbs kinda messed up? Mine seem like they got folded over into his plam during manufacturing? Just curious. thanks

Same thing on my Breaker. I remember this happening to a Joe during the VvV days I believe. A really odd mistake. Must have happened while making the mold, and it would have been way too expensive to fix.

Zanzibar
07-04-2009, 04:45 AM
Check out the range of Baroness' ankles! And she's got heels!

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1797.jpg

I like this pose.

MST3KFan
07-04-2009, 06:41 AM
Was Breaker supposed to include the headset piece his card art shows him have on, or is there another Breaker coming where he has this? Seems odd to show something on the card art not included with the figure.

The figures are good though from what I've bought. I wasn't going to really buy much movie stuff, but a number of figures have made me interested.

I bought Cobra Commander, Snake Eyes (normal version), Scarlett (black suit), Breaker, Heavy Duty (green), Ripcord, and Baroness. Couldn't find Shipwreck, Cover Girl, or Ice Viper yet, but the hunt is still young.

The photos here convinced me to get the Steel Crusher vehicle, though the Cobra Airship looks kinda disappointing.

The guns on the figures are a bet big, or rather as the photos show, not able to get in great position for aiming, but at least they can hold their weapons with both hands now. SOmething the modern line had trouble with a lot on.

SNAKE EYES
07-04-2009, 06:52 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1823.jpg

Wow you were right the face/head sculpt on Desert Duke is a dead on likeness

Gas.Man
07-04-2009, 07:11 AM
Desert Ambush Duke is cool, I bought two the other day at a store here, I mainly like how it ACTUALLY looks like a Soldier, not something that is far fetched or extreme like some figures.

Tyroc
07-04-2009, 07:20 AM
Yeah me too. I'm planning on buying a bunch for army building and just swap heads.

steve2477
07-04-2009, 07:25 AM
They all look great, i'll be getting most of these.

artiepants
07-04-2009, 12:04 PM
Desert Ambush Duke is cool, I bought two the other day at a store here, I mainly like how it ACTUALLY looks like a Soldier, not something that is far fetched or extreme like some figures.

yeah, he's the only figure i want from the first wave.

cyclonus8
07-04-2009, 03:11 PM
Who's torso is that for Desert Duke? The rest of him look like Dusty, but I'm not too sure about the torso.

gdztoyz
07-04-2009, 03:47 PM
Yeah, that Duke looks just like a real soldier. I'm thinking we'll be seeing a LOT of "real life"-type customs. This line is kind of impressing me, I admit.

SPECTER
07-04-2009, 05:10 PM
I love the Desert Duke but the one problem I had was his "vest/jacket" has great detail in the back but not in front, also pics from the movie and card art show a plate carrier on top of that. So got Res Duke's vest painted it tan and put it over it, much better. have 3 now 1 in box, 1 opened fixed, another im going to make a Captain Lennox from TF1

Cyclonus8 I think its all new, torso looks like Dusty's but the "skirt" is shorter and molded plastic. love the elbow& kneepads

DPrime
07-04-2009, 07:49 PM
Hey man, nice shots!

Can you put some RAH figures in that Cobra Gunship for a couple of pics? I'm wondering if it'll look better with them, due to the slightly smaller size of the figures...

Ash Talon
07-08-2009, 02:32 AM
A couple of quick shots with the original DTC RHINO. I think both ROC Joe designs work well with it. I see no reason to buy the new version.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1825.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1830.jpg

Sunbow_Joe84
07-08-2009, 02:43 AM
you know if you take sgt stone. give him gung ho's arms and keep the hands. give him ROC zartan's disguise head with a beard molded on. throw rock n' roll's bandoliers on you might have a kick ass ROC rock n' roll

Sunbow_Joe84
07-08-2009, 02:46 AM
A couple of quick shots with the original DTC RHINO. I think both ROC Joe designs work well with it. I see no reason to buy the new version.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1825.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/DSCF1830.jpg

all you need is a pit commando and you'd have an away team complete with your own "red shirt" for a disguised zartan to take out. lol

Jergor
07-08-2009, 07:42 PM
Have you tried fitting Desert Dukes head on the Reactive Armor Duke body?

There is something off about Reactive Dukes head, I was wondering how the Desert head would look on it...

MLos1
07-08-2009, 07:47 PM
where did you find them? What retailer?

Ash Talon
07-11-2009, 04:29 PM
I did swap the Duke heads. Very easy procedure. I'll take pics later.

Gyre-Viper
07-11-2009, 04:38 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/steelcrushercu.jpg
http://www.collectorsconnection.com/imagesh4/45a553.jpg

VIPER 48
07-11-2009, 04:55 PM
Great haul...

Steel Brigade
07-12-2009, 05:37 PM
Some really great shots here... thanks!

Dream
07-13-2009, 03:00 AM
I haven't found Cover Girl yet, so I am not sure if she has it, but Scarlett, and Breaker both have holes on their right legs...any idea what goes there?

I think Scarletts crossbow can fit on hers, but not sure about why Breaker has the hole as well.

Zefram
07-13-2009, 05:24 PM
The more I chill with reative armor Scarlett the more I dislike it. The face just doesn't look... "right". It's really hard to get a "realistic" face at that scale, and doubly so if female. I hope they learn their lesson over there and learn to do a good likeness, but smoothing out the details a bit. Hair hair is a complete joke as well. At least in the cartoon, the girls either had short hair (Lady Jaye), or tied back out of the way (Scarlett). Not only does this look like she's posing for a fashion shoot, it makes her head impossible to turn.

Cover Girl actually ended up being a fav, after I hit her hair with some canery yellow. Sadly, realistic blond hair is one of those thigns that doesn't scale well, and looks like sand-colored lump of crap.

Ash Talon
07-14-2009, 04:59 AM
I actually like the reactive Scarlett figure. I think she's got a good likeness. Yeah, her hair limits her head's mobility, but I think it's a necessary evil. The Marvel Universe Ms. Marvel has more rubbery hair that can be pushed around a bit. The material doesn't allow for as much detail, though. I'm thinking of picking up some extra Scarlett's during the TRU sale and doing some head swaps. I want a blue camo Scarlett with her hair down.

The recent movie stills with Cover Girl show that the head sculpt on that figure is actually kinda accurate. She's got a wide jawline which the figure has. Eastern block genetics, I suppose.

Ash Talon
07-14-2009, 05:02 AM
Some Duke head swap pics...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/dukeswap5.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/dukeswap4.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/dukeswap3.jpg

VIPER 48
07-14-2009, 05:04 AM
Dude, thanks for the pics. Very cool mini dios...

Ash Talon
07-14-2009, 05:05 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/dukeswap2.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/dukeswap1.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/Ashtalon73/GI%20Joe/dukeswap6.jpg

Ash Talon
07-14-2009, 05:06 AM
I really love that head sculpt!