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Rulz
11-22-2009, 01:41 AM
Here is another Target exclusive vehicle box PoC that I got..

Desert Ram Cycle with Sandstorm.
the ram is a repaint from the 25th anny Ram, using the same mold, extra gun in saddlepak, with a few different decals, and its great to display along the desert AWE Striker and desert armadillo panther.

The fig, Sandstorm, using the body of RoC Shipwreck, the head from Firefly but this one came with a blue eyes (kinda remind me of Sub Zero from Mortal Kombat), helmet from resolute Duke as we know its also used by RoC Air Raid and Charbroil, got one rifle, belt that I don't remember that's new or not and no stand base (which is bad because I hope he got a stand base).

the file card says that he's a Military Police Officer

Pictures mirrored here: G.I.Joe Desert Ram Cycle with Sandstorm - Gallery (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-movie-2/gijoe-pursuit-of-cobra-ram-cycle-with-sandstorm-in-hand-pics-9163/)

VIPER 48
11-22-2009, 01:55 AM
Cool. I love the weathered look on his torso...I am definitely getting this...

Also, is it me or does the box look really tiny?...I kind of like it that way...

Sergeant Major
11-22-2009, 01:59 AM
Kinda cool for a Frankenjoe & vehicle repaint.

rulz, as always, thanks for the pics & review, Bud!

Scoop
11-22-2009, 02:13 AM
I like this repaint. I don't mind repaints if they are practical. The desert theme will go along great with the desert Awe Striker as well as the Armored Panther.

As far as the Sandstorm figure goes I can take him or leave him. I actually like the fact that he doesn't come with a stand so that will give me an excuse to keep him on the cycle.

I also like the fact that them game him the 5-pack Resolute Duke helmet because I was planning on using that figure to ride on the Snarler Cycle when I get it. That helmet makes a good biker helmet.

I still don't like the ROC G.I. Joe logo, but I guess I better get used to it.

Dirtbag
11-22-2009, 02:29 AM
I like the RAM looks awesome. I loved desert theme vehicles.

xhairs
11-22-2009, 04:22 AM
man great review but sure dosent look like the guy zartan is supposed to kill and take his look. ill pass on this one.

Grimwing
11-22-2009, 04:47 AM
I gotta have transformers name dudes. Air Raid, Roll Bar, Shockblast and now this.

This figure looks good with the sand blasted armor.

Could have used a backpack preferably one with a visible canteen. You don't go on a desert patrol without water.

More motorcycles to support the Joe convoy and Its a perfect desert color scheme. It's muted but its still a classic action vehicle.

TheSpot
11-22-2009, 06:51 AM
Like the Desert RAM.
The figure is bland and boring like the rest of the ROC figs built like him.
Hmmmm...Sandstorm, another figure that could have been a minority or female.Way to go Hasbro.Keep f-ing up Joe history instead.

samantha
11-22-2009, 07:01 AM
This is an interesting looking vehicle. I like it.

darthdoug
11-22-2009, 07:26 AM
I like the look but hate the frankenjoe concept.

Would be nice to have someone in the battle with Dusty. Although I didn't realize that GI JOE was open to having Law Enforcement members appointed to them. I thought you only got in by being asked to join. (ROC).

miscreant
11-22-2009, 08:32 AM
"Figure can sit on vehicle"??


Weak.

spect_spidey
11-22-2009, 08:55 AM
Why does Hasbro feel the need to give each Joe product in a particular theme completely different camo. Desert Duke camo is nothing like Desert Rip-cord camo, which is nothing like Desert 5 pack camo which is nothing like the Sandstorm camo. Sheesh they should at least use the same colors so they look like they are part of the same outfit.

Admiral Snackbar
11-22-2009, 09:07 AM
I like the look but hate the frankenjoe concept.

Would be nice to have someone in the battle with Dusty. Although I didn't realize that GI JOE was open to having Law Enforcement members appointed to them. I thought you only got in by being asked to join. (ROC).

all you have to do to prove you are worthy to join is: get your ass kicked by snake eyes, flirt with scarlet, or be an 'personal assistant' to duke (the latter only being available to former victoria secret models)

Rocky
11-22-2009, 09:39 AM
Really good review, thanks.

Steel Brigade
11-22-2009, 09:46 AM
I'm all over this when it comes out, both the bike & Sandstorm look great!! One of the best repainted sets of the line imho!!

Dusty Ayers
11-22-2009, 10:44 AM
The fig looks cool.

speedocub
11-22-2009, 11:48 AM
Awesome...another preview into the fairly distant future.

Beckley
11-22-2009, 12:14 PM
I like when the Joe looks like a Cobra, like the Frostbite they put with the Ice Saber thing. Makes them look more badass.
Carry on Hasbro!

Beckley
11-22-2009, 12:15 PM
Like the Desert RAM.
Hmmmm...Sandstorm, another figure that could have been a minority or female.Way to go Hasbro.Keep f-ing up Joe history instead.

Eh, when you're right, you're right!

JokerFC
11-22-2009, 12:32 PM
I really like everything about this set.looking forward to picking it up

Troynos
11-22-2009, 12:38 PM
Great set. Ineresting enough figure. Great repaint on the vehicle.

Why is everyone saying that Sandstorm is the guy that Zartan kills? Where did this originate? It wasn't in the movie. Zartan kills a nameless card (hence the RoC Zartan figure) and a desert nomad wanderer. So where does it become "Zartan killed Sandstorm"?

Really? I'd like to to know where this got started. Curious to find out.


Can use more desert themed figures, don't have enough of 'em.

Rulz
11-22-2009, 12:58 PM
Cool. I love the weathered look on his torso...I am definitely getting this...

Also, is it me or does the box look really tiny?...I kind of like it that way...

its the same size as the Grand Slam with glider, maybe a bit more bigger.. just a bit..

Kinda cool for a Frankenjoe & vehicle repaint.

rulz, as always, thanks for the pics & review, Bud!

kept my promise bro :D

I'm all over this when it comes out, both the bike & Sandstorm look great!! One of the best repainted sets of the line imho!!

yes.. along with the twin battle - range viper IMO, that's why I only bought this and that twin battle gun :D
but I'm a bit curious about the trubble bubble box and whats in it..
anybody purchased it ?
not so really care about the glider with Slipstream ...eerrr.. Ace :D

Awesome...another preview into the fairly distant future.

just grab the chance while I can bro
and I'm not very far from China :D

Great set. Ineresting enough figure. Great repaint on the vehicle.

Why is everyone saying that Sandstorm is the guy that Zartan kills? Where did this originate? It wasn't in the movie. Zartan kills a nameless card (hence the RoC Zartan figure) and a desert nomad wanderer. So where does it become "Zartan killed Sandstorm"?

Really? I'd like to to know where this got started. Curious to find out.


Can use more desert themed figures, don't have enough of 'em.

me too, could someone tell me what's all about Zartan killed Sandstorm ? haven't know this before, I thought this is a new character on RoC line ?

Tr-75
11-22-2009, 01:10 PM
Like the Desert RAM.
The figure is bland and boring like the rest of the ROC figs built like him.
Hmmmm...Sandstorm, another figure that could have been a minority or female.Way to go Hasbro.Keep f-ing up Joe history instead.

yeah god forbid they change a figure to a "minority" or "female". i know what you meant but it can come off different.

Kal-El
11-22-2009, 01:14 PM
Looks like a cool set; will definitely pick it up.

I think the Zartan killed Sandstorm theory came about because the upcoming Zartan figure includes a Sandstorm disguise. Tie that into the soldier he killed/impersonated in the movie and I'd imagine thats where it comes from. Personally, I don't follow that line of thought, but I do like the fact that we will be getting an unmasked Sandstorm head with the new Zartan.

Troynos
11-22-2009, 01:17 PM
Looks like a cool set; will definitely pick it up.

I think the Zartan killed Sandstorm theory came about because the upcoming Zartan figure includes a Sandstorm disguise. Tie that into the soldier he killed/impersonated in the movie and I'd imagine thats where it comes from. Personally, I don't follow that line of thought, but I do like the fact that we will be getting an unmasked Sandstorm head with the new Zartan.

But where's it say it's a Sandstorm disguise? It's a Joe of some kind, but I haven't seen any indication that the disguise is meant to be Sandstorm.

Just wondering if I missed something or if people made a leap.

kingphilbert
11-22-2009, 01:30 PM
I like the desert RAM. As for Sandstorm, the only problem i really have with him, which is the same I had with Shipwreck seeing they share parts, are the legs. I just don't like the sculpt.

Kal-El
11-22-2009, 02:07 PM
But where's it say it's a Sandstorm disguise? It's a Joe of some kind, but I haven't seen any indication that the disguise is meant to be Sandstorm.

Just wondering if I missed something or if people made a leap.

I'll have to look for the picture, but I could have sworn at the Joe convention that the card with the Zartan figure said it included a Sandstorm disguise. Personally, I wouldn't just assume such a thing, so I know I read it somewhere.

Sorrel_Park
11-22-2009, 02:56 PM
Boy, it cannot be stated enough times how awesome the box art for these new releases are. They make me want to buy these!

I also dig the Kamakura repaint as Sandstorm. Nice color combo.

The direction that Pursuit of Cobra is going in is brilliant. While I love the 25th era versions, PoC has allowed the designers free up their conceptions of these characters and take them in interesting directions.

Zoltron
11-22-2009, 03:58 PM
Personally, I don't follow that line of thought, but I do like the fact that we will be getting an unmasked Sandstorm head with the new Zartan.

An extra head period is worth it.

I hope they repaint this and add a new set of gear. That would be cool.

zedhatch
11-22-2009, 04:16 PM
Color me bored with this one, really sick of repaints at this point.

Inggasson
11-22-2009, 04:22 PM
The figure looks like a halfway decent army builder. Nice!

Crazyjay
11-22-2009, 04:33 PM
I will be picking up at least 1 of these. If not 3 of them. Ive always liked the smaller vehicles since they display so well. Also if my nephews come over I have no problem with them playing with them. Ill grab this one and a couple of the whirlwind repaints. This is the best set of these vehicle packs to date, Hands down.

DrNightmare
11-22-2009, 04:35 PM
Like the Desert RAM.
The figure is bland and boring like the rest of the ROC figs built like him.
Hmmmm...Sandstorm, another figure that could have been a minority or female.Way to go Hasbro.Keep f-ing up Joe history instead.

Damn, looks like someone needs a cookie xD

vermillion21
11-22-2009, 05:11 PM
This looks sweet!!! I will buy this, maybe 2x as an army builder.

Zoltron
11-22-2009, 05:36 PM
Yeah, the wave 2 packs are starting to flood the stores. It won't be long til we see these.

Skylancer81
11-22-2009, 06:40 PM
I will try to pick up 4 of these. I think they will make great convoy escorts.

The figure itself is not bad IMO.

Jay West
11-22-2009, 07:32 PM
Pretty sure there is some concete evidence buried in the old pics that it is a Sandstorm disguise. There is no evidence he kills him though. I think it would be cool to put the Sandstorm head on this figure.

Torgos-Pizza
11-22-2009, 07:32 PM
Bleh. Next....

Troynos
11-22-2009, 07:38 PM
Personally I'm getting 3 figures out of 2. Zartan, Sandstorm and a new guy using Zartan's disguise, which looks more jungle then desert.

dukeinator
11-22-2009, 08:46 PM
i just saw the joecon 09 roundtable part 2 at generals joes and one of the guys do say that zartan kills sandstorm and assumes his identity

Satria Libra
11-22-2009, 09:26 PM
ohhh the sandstorm uses the same helmet as charbroil roc

i c i c

fortunately, he doesn't come with the same viper head

lol

SNAKE EYES
11-23-2009, 05:55 PM
Thanks again for the great pics Rulz

Until I read your review I thought Hasbro just forgot to paint the pupils/iris :)

If you get a chance post another pic of the unmasked Sandstorm because it's very hard to see the eyes.

Sergeant Major
11-23-2009, 06:06 PM
Damn, looks like someone needs a cookie xD


You aren't even kidding, man. I can't even begin to understand how a "new" character that shares the same name with Dusty's Coyote & a Triple Changing Transformer is somehow messing up Joe History.

Zoltron
11-23-2009, 07:23 PM
Personally I'm getting 3 figures out of 2. Zartan, Sandstorm and a new guy using Zartan's disguise, which looks more jungle then desert.

I'm keeping Zartan then army building the rest. The figure makes a great cultist with the sandstorm head swapped in.

Troynos
11-23-2009, 07:23 PM
i just saw the joecon 09 roundtable part 2 at generals joes and one of the guys do say that zartan kills sandstorm and assumes his identity

Can you copy and paste it please? Complete news to me if it is true. I wonder why there isn't more evidence of it in the figures and why the "two" Sandstorm figures look nothing alike.

Either way, the disguise is going to become a new Joe jungle trooper, far as I'm concerned.

dukeinator
11-23-2009, 08:10 PM
G.I. Joe Convention | Generals Joes - A blog about the importance (or unimportance) of little plastic men (http://generalsjoes.com/category/show-and-convention-coverage/gi-joe-convention-show-and-convention-coverage/)

its the second video down just push it forward to the part where they show the zartan figure he says it while they are talking about the figure but he says it kind of low

Rulz
11-23-2009, 08:48 PM
Thanks again for the great pics Rulz

Until I read your review I thought Hasbro just forgot to paint the pupils/iris :)

If you get a chance post another pic of the unmasked Sandstorm because it's very hard to see the eyes.

Here's the pic bro, hope its good enough, it's kinda hard because the blue is so light.. :)

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj193/rullayz/DSCN4622.jpg

G.I. Joe Convention | Generals Joes - A blog about the importance (or unimportance) of little plastic men (http://generalsjoes.com/category/show-and-convention-coverage/gi-joe-convention-show-and-convention-coverage/)

its the second video down just push it forward to the part where they show the zartan figure he says it while they are talking about the figure but he says it kind of low

ow yeah.. he said the poor joe codename is sandstorm..
if I'm not misheard.. well, then I could change this Sandstorm head with the extra head that comes with desert Zartan.. so maybe this one in RAM box is the masked version and the one comes with Zartan is the unmasked version ?

CrimsonGuard101
11-24-2009, 04:21 AM
I think I could really like this guy if he had the ractive armor legs weathered/colored/camo patterned out like the rest of him with the head of Zartan from the Desert 5 pack. I don't get all of the Reactive armor body tops with cloth camo themed pants, aside form the fact they are trying to push thier themes in a visual way without much effort (Like CS Duke)...I just see a lot of repainted kit bashes to flood the shelves with additional made up figures and calling em "new".

The Ram is no different then my 25th and Vintage cept its ... erm tan...blah.

samantha
11-24-2009, 05:36 AM
Here's the pic bro, hope its good enough, it's kinda hard because the blue is so light.. :)

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj193/rullayz/DSCN4622.jpg



ow yeah.. he said the poor joe codename is sandstorm..
if I'm not misheard.. well, then I could change this Sandstorm head with the extra head that comes with desert Zartan.. so maybe this one in RAM box is the masked version and the one comes with Zartan is the unmasked version ?

The figure is very interesting.

Skylancer81
11-24-2009, 06:22 AM
G.I. Joe Convention | Generals Joes - A blog about the importance (or unimportance) of little plastic men (http://generalsjoes.com/category/show-and-convention-coverage/gi-joe-convention-show-and-convention-coverage/)

its the second video down just push it forward to the part where they show the zartan figure he says it while they are talking about the figure but he says it kind of low

Thanks for the link. Lots of good info on those sites.

Love this pic of the new Hiss:

http://joebattlelines.com/wp-content/gallery/jc09hasbropanel/dscf0100.jpg

TheSpot
11-24-2009, 07:30 AM
You aren't even kidding, man. I can't even begin to understand how a "new" character that shares the same name with Dusty's Coyote & a Triple Changing Transformer is somehow messing up Joe History.

What I meant was that they have a new character(Sandstorm) and didn't turn it into a female or minority character.
Meanwhile they mess up joe history with the changes to Ripcord and Dialtone.

Troynos
11-24-2009, 09:19 AM
Resolute changed Dial-Tone. RoC changed Ripcord.

But really doesn't matter as each is a new continuity, so there's no history to change.

I wish the figure had some kind of webgear or vest. Would help his overall look alot. Without the webgear/vest he really doesn't look like he'd function as anything other then a driver as he's lacking tactical gear.

Still like the overall figure, but just missing stuff to really knock him out of the park.

dukeinator
11-24-2009, 04:34 PM
actually i think ripcord was african american in resolute look at the picture just go down to the ripcord section he kinda looks like obama

G.I. Joe: Resolute Characters SuperPage | Generals Joes - A blog about the importance (or unimportance) of little plastic men (http://generalsjoes.com/g-i-joe-resolute-characters-superpage/)

Thanks for the link. Lots of good info on those sites.

Love this pic of the new Hiss:

http://joebattlelines.com/wp-content/gallery/jc09hasbropanel/dscf0100.jpg

your welcome thanks for the great pic of the new hiss tank it looks really sleek especially the cockpit it also looks like it has ALOT of gears to run the threads

SNAKE EYES
11-24-2009, 05:13 PM
Here's the pic bro, hope its good enough, it's kinda hard because the blue is so light.. :)

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj193/rullayz/DSCN4622.jpg

Cool thanks Rulz. I can see he has eyes now :)

The blue eyes look good.

CrimsonGuard101
11-24-2009, 05:54 PM
actually i think ripcord was african american in resolute look at the picture just go down to the ripcord section he kinda looks like obama

G.I. Joe: Resolute Characters SuperPage | Generals Joes - A blog about the importance (or unimportance) of little plastic men (http://generalsjoes.com/g-i-joe-resolute-characters-superpage/)



your welcome thanks for the great pic of the new hiss tank it looks really sleek especially the cockpit it also looks like it has ALOT of gears to run the threads

Yeah your right, never noticed that before. However, the Resolute African American looking Ripcord still blows away Wayanes....Would have been nice to have had a serious looking individual and an unkown actor play Ripcord in the movie...again Resolute strikes the right cord on updating and changing things to bring them into the modern times.

Troynos
11-24-2009, 06:38 PM
Resolute and IDW Ripcord were made african american because RoC was.

Dial-Tone was Resolute first, then made that way in IDW and RoC.

dukeinator
11-24-2009, 06:53 PM
Resolute and IDW Ripcord were made african american because RoC was.

Dial-Tone was Resolute first, then made that way in IDW and RoC.

that tid bit about ripcord is new to me i love those superpages though

storymodeller
11-24-2009, 08:19 PM
I'd like him more if he said "MP" on him, although I nitpick.

Edit: more seriously, I agree with Troynos about the need for gear.

VIPER 48
11-25-2009, 12:12 AM
Cool thanks Rulz. I can see he has eyes now :)

The blue eyes looks good.

I am really liking this figure...

PathFinder
11-30-2009, 07:11 PM
Has this set been released yet?

PathFinder

Rulz
11-30-2009, 07:29 PM
Has this set been released yet?

PathFinder

not yet, but perhaps soon you'll find it at Target in US